News

02 Nov 2011 | achintya | External news (e.g. BBC)
Physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are analysing the results of their first attempt at colliding protons and lead ions. Further attempts at proton–lead collisions are expected over the next few weeks...
01 Nov 2011 | gritsan | Physics
The source of energy for most of the life on our planet originates from proton-proton collisions at the core of the Sun, which occur at an energy (or temperature) about a billion times less than the collision energy of the LHC. Due to emission of…
01 Nov 2011 | achintya | External news (e.g. BBC)
The Large Hadron Collider will spend four weeks probing the conditions of the early universe in better detail than ever before, as it takes a break from the hunt for the Higgs boson...
31 Oct 2011 | barneyd | Collaboration
At 17:00 on Sunday 30th October the LHC dumped the last proton beams for the year to start the machine development period and to prepare for heavy ion running. This means that we have come to the end of proton operation for 2011. In 2011 the LHC…
21 Oct 2011 | achintya | Collaboration
The machine just announced going to Proton Physics today in the afternoon since ~5pm. The 25ns Machine Development has been postponed to Monday. Subsystems experts, please make sure that we are ready for physics and running fine. Cheers, RFMs…
14 Oct 2011 | lincoln | Physics
Grab a can of soda, shake it thoroughly, and open it up. What do you get? It’s an explosion of fizz. A similar phenomenon in the subatomic world might help us probe the nature of fundamental particles. Scientists have spent centuries searching for…
14 Oct 2011 | achintya | Collaboration
The LHC has now delivered 5 inverse femtobarns (fb−1) of data in 2011, of which CMS has collected 4.53 fb−1.
12 Oct 2011 | cavalari | Collaboration
This year, for the first time, the winners of the Italian Physics, Mathematics and Informatics Olympiads received an unforgettable reward from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR): a trip to CERN. The National Institute…
11 Oct 2011 | mhoch | Collaboration
You have to be curious and creative to work for a project like CMS. Without these qualities, it would be impossible to build an instrument of its complexity. The CMS detector is a marvellous instrument at the forefront of technology and will open…
08 Oct 2011 | marineli | Collaboration
On Friday 7th October the LHC delivered, for the first time in the history of High Energy Physics, proton-proton collisions at the design frequency of 40 MHz, with bunches of protons colliding every 25 nanoseconds (ns), doubling the frequency…
04 Oct 2011 | lucas | External news (e.g. BBC)
Three researchers behind the discovery that our Universe's expansion is accelerating have been awarded this year's Nobel prize for physics. Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess of the US and Brian Schmidt of Australia will divide the prize. [...]
04 Oct 2011 | lucas | Collaboration
Watch the very first TV episode of "What's new @ CERN" featuring CMS physicist Yves Sirois, John Ellis and other physicists talking about the Higgs Boson, the Standard Model, Supersymmetry and neutrinos. "What's new @ CERN" is a new monthly outreach…