CERN Accelerating science

Dear Colleagues,

This year is going to be an important one for CERN, with the excitement of the restart of the LHC after its long shutdown, and a change of management at the end of the year. 

Interview with Sergio Bertolucci

by Panos Charitos

An interview with CERN's General Director of Research and Scientific Computing about past and present challenges in the light of the recent findings and the upcoming run of the LHC. 

PH Department's Plenary Meeting

by Panos Charitos

In the PH Plenary Meeting that took place on 22 January Livio Mapelli, Head of the PH Department, presented the activities of the PH in 2014 and the Medium-Term Plan for 2015-2019 was set out...

The upcoming book 60 Years of CERN Experiments and Discoveries, edited by Herwig Schopper and Luigi Di Lella traces CERN's exciting journey from its creation in the 1950s to the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012.

CERN's strategy for neutrino physics

by Panos Charitos

The understanding of the neutrino sector is a worldwide priority, promising physics beyond the Standard Model in a unified theoretical framework that goes from the electroweak scale to the highest energy scales.

Celebrating ISOLDE's 50th anniversary

by Panos Charitos

ISOLDE's Workshop and Users meeting "50th Anniversary Edition" took place at CERN from 15th to 17th December 2014.

Radiation Monitors Tested on Orion Space mission

by Panos Charitos

Radiation imaging pixel detector chips used in the LHC experiments paved the way for two new devices to fly on the first test flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

ERC rewards CERN researchers

by Rosaria Marraffino

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded starting grants to Magdalena Kowalska, a member of the ISOLDE physics team, and Claude Duhr, CERN Theory Division. The funding will enable them to build their own research teams at CERN, engaging postdocs and PhD students.

The 2015 CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings, and Gauge Theory took place, from Monday, February 2 to Friday, February 6, at CERN. 

Interview with Savas Dimopoulos

by Panos Charitos

Professor Dimopoulos is searching for answers to some of the most profound mysteries of nature. In this interview we discuss the recent findings of the LHC and his expectations about future HEP experiments, the quest for "truth" that seems to inform our scientific endeavours, as well as the relation between science and art. I would like to personally thank Prof. Dimopoulos for kindly accepting my request for an interview. I hope that you will enjoy reading Prof. Dimopoulos’ interesting - and often intriguing - thoughts.

CERN 60 Public Computing Challenge: Completed

by Panos Charitos

 A new web-based volunteer computing platform  was launched in the framework of CERN’s 60th anniversary, allowing volunteers to simulate events from the experiments