CERN Accelerating science

Editorial - July 2014

Dear Colleagues,

For this issue of the PH Newsletter we take a look at some of the activities beyond the LHC programme at CERN, while the preparation for the Run 2 of the LHC experiments is progressing at full steam...

SHiP Collaboration Hoist Sails

by Richard Jacobsson

The 1st workshop of the Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) Collaboration kicked-off the preparation of a timely experiment on the SPS to explore hidden portals of the Standard Model (SM).

The ELENA project

by Walter Oelert

ELENA is a CERN project aiming to construct a small 30 m circumference synchrotron to further decelerate anti-protons from the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) from 5.3 MeV down to 100 keV.

Browse the new websites of the DT and SFT groups

by Nefeli Iliana Kousi

The PH-DT and PH-SFT groups published their new websites following a successful synergy between the two groups. 

ATLAS and LHCb evacuation exercises

by Panos Charitos

Earlier this summer, evacuation exercises took place for the first time in LHCb and ATLAS as part of CERN's continuous effort to improve even more the safety standards. 

In the past 60 years, CERN has been one of the places where new technologies were developed to answer some of the fundamental questions of modern physics. These technologies that emerged from the collaboration of CERN with various institutes worldwide are exploited and further developed resulting in innovative new products and services that have changed our daily lives.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

by Thomas Schneider & Panos Charitos

The  mirrors for the NA62 RICH have been successfully coated in the Thin Film and Glass (TFG) lab and are now installed as the collaboration is preparing for the first physics run. 

On Thursday 10 July, Eleanor A. Blakely, Ph.D., Senior Staff Biophysicist, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, gave seminar on:Reflections and perspectives on 60 years of particle therapy; the first of a new series of seminars proposed by the Medical Applications Team.

 A vibrant workshop that brought together mathematicians and theoretical physicists was held at CERN from 30 June to 04 July.

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