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Dear Colleagues, dear Members of the EP Department, dear CERN Users,

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the EP Newsletter this year...


EP department announces new neutrino group

by Panos Charitos

To meet the challenges of the neutrino programme at CERN, the EP department recently announced the establishment of a neutrino group in the department. The group will act as a focal point for the activities of the accelerator-based experimental neutrino community in Europe and world-wide.

Physics Beyond Colliders kickoff workshop

by Panos Charitos, Mike Lamont, Claude Valee, Joerg Jaeckel

The kickoff meeting took of the "Physics Beyond Colliders" study group took place on 6th and 7th of September 2016 at CERN exploring how CERN’s accelerator complex could target fundamental physics questions.

SESAME’s first beams will be circulating this autumn and the pioneering new regional laboratory has announced last month its first call for proposals for experiments.

Thanks to the outstanding performances of the LHC, the experiments presented a wealth of new results in ICHEP2016.

ASACUSA Collaboration at CERN AD

by Ryugo Hayano on behalf of the ASACUSA collaboration

The ASACUSA experiment focuses on antihydrogen ground-state hyperfine splitting measurement and antiprotonic helium laser spectroscopy, both aiming at precise CPT tests.

The BASE Experiment

by Stefan Ulmer on behalf of the BASE Experiment

BASE collaboration, approved in 2013, will conduct Penning trap based high-precision investigations of the fundamental properties of protons and antiprotons providing stringent tests of the CPT symmetry.

Interview with Guido Tonelli

by Panos Charitos

Guido Tonelli, former spokesperson of the CMS experiment reflects on the present situation in particle physics and the significance of having a vision for the future.​

The workshop “Charting the Unknown: Interpreting LHC data from the energy frontier” focused on the interpretation of the new data from Run 2 in the context of theories beyond the Standard Model.

CERN Summer Student Programme 2016

by Nefeli Iliana Kousi

This summer the EP department hosted more than 230 summer students, who got involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments and challenging projects.

The CERN School of Computing 2016

by Danilo Piparo EP-SFT, Enric Tejedor EP-SFT

The 2016 CERN School of Computing (CSC)  was held in Mol, Belgium from August 28th to September 10th attracting about 50 students from 25 countries.

Playing with Protons is a new science education initiative led by the CMS Experiment that contributes to this effort by encouraging primary school teachers to engage in professional development opportunities, designed to enrich teachers’ pedagogical practice with creative, hands-on methodologies.

A new CERN service for web-based data analysis in the cloud: SWAN

by Enric Tejedor, Danilo Piparo EP-SFT

The increase of service offerings for data analysis in the cloud, accessible via a web interface led the SFT and IT-ST groups, to the creation of SWAN, the CERN Service for Web-based ANalysis.