CERN Accelerating science

Editorial - May 2015

by Livio Mapelli

Dear Colleagues,

 With the LHC now back in action, all the LHC experiments are preparing to study the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved in the laboratory, and search for clear signs of physics beyond the Standard Model...

In the previous issue of the PH Newsletter, we introduced the Run Coordinators of CMS, LHCf, and ALICE. This time, we will get to know the Run Coordinators of ATLAS, TOTEM, and LHCb, who talk about their work and the challenges that they have to face.

LHC sees first circulating beams

by Panos Charitos

Long Shutdown 1 officially came to an end on 5 April 2015, when a beam of protons circulated the LHC for the first time after two years...

NA62 Experiment records first data

by Panos Charitos

Over the last weeks, while everyone has been excited with the restart of LHC, the NA62 experiment at CERN has already started producing the first data, following the circulation of the first beams in the acceleration chain.

AMS Days at CERN

by Panos Charitos

AMSdays‬ : experiments present the latest results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

LS1 Upgrade of the ATLAS Level-1 Central Trigger Processor

by Thilo Pauly on behalf of the ATLAS Level-1 Central Trigger Team

Thilo Pauly reviews an important upgrade of the ATLAS CTP that included the redesign and rebuilding of its electronic components. 

CERN's Latin-American Schools of High Energy Physics

by Nick Ellis & Martijn Mulders

The eighth CERN – Latin-American School of High-Energy Physics took place from 4 to 17 March 2015 in Ibarra, Ecuador. It was organized by CERN with the support of local colleagues from Escuela Politecnica Nacional (EPN), Quito, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).

The TH Institute on "Neutral Naturalness", focussing on theories which aim to address the hierarchy problem and feature color-neutral top partner fields was held by CERN's Theory Division from 23 to 26 April 2015. 

Two distinctions for ISOLDE scientists

by Panos Charitos

Two ISOLDE scientists have received prestigious awards this year for their research in the field of nuclear and particle physics.

KT group publishes its annual report

by Panos Charitos

The annual KT report showcases the organization's efforts to transfer its knowledge to society, and it presents an opportunity for everyone involved in KT activities at CERN to discuss and show their efforts to the key stakeholders.

Joining efforts to reach out with particle physics

by Catarina Espirito Santo

The 9th IPPOG meeting, held in Paris from the 16th to the 18th April 2015, addressed some, of the questions on education and outreach issues that emerged following the discovery of the Higgs boson. 

Entrepreneurship Meet-Ups: Drive your creativity

by Marthe Dehli & Vetle Nilsen‎

CERN's Knowledge Transfer Group recently launched Entrepreneurship Meet-Ups, open to anyone connected to CERN and interested in entrepreneurship and innovation

The 2015 European School of High-Energy Physics (formerly the CERN–JINR School of Physics) will take place from 2 to 15 September 2015 in Bansko, Bulgaria. It is organised and sponsored by CERN and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia, together with the University of Sofia, the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (BNRA), and the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE) in Bulgaria.

A new agreement signed yesterday in Washington between the United States and CERN will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics.