CERN Accelerating science

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

When you read this EP Newsletter the LHC will be operating in full production mode after a very smooth start-up. 

HIE-ISOLDE is tuning up for the new physics season

by Yacine Kadi (HIE-ISOLDE Project Leader) & Athina Papageorgiou Koufidou (HIE-ISOLDE)

HIE-ISOLDE reached another milestone with the addition of the third cryomodule.

Exploring the dark sector with NA64

by Sergei Gninenko

NA64 experiment searches for dark photons that could provide hints for the dark content of our Universe

AIDA-2020 spearheads European detector R&D

by Jennifer Toes (CERN, IPT-EU)

 AIDA-2020 aims to enhance detector technology and facilities available in Europe and push further back the frontiers of scientific innovation. 

New data from B decays recorded in the LHCb experiment challenge lepton universality.  

A wealth of new results from the LHC experiments was presented in the 52 edition of the Moriond conference. 

CMS pixel upgrade: a truly global endeavor

by Karl Gill, EP-CMX

A new and upgraded pixel detector has just been installed in the heart of CMS in this extended year end technical stop boosting its operational limits. 

New data from B decays recorded in the LHCb experiment challenge lepton universality.  

ICARUS flies to Fermilab

by Claudio Silverio Montanari

The ICARUS T600 detectors have successfuly started their journey to Fermilab following months of intensive work at CERN. 

Interview with Kip Thorne

by Panos Charitos

An interview with Kip Thorne, a pioneer in the discovery of gravitational waves. 

007 reasons for physics beyond the Standard Model

by John Ellis, Panos Charitos

Celebrating the 5th anniversary since the discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC

The RD50 collaboration “Radiation hard semiconductor devices for high luminosity colliders” is working on the development of radiation-tolerant silicon sensors for the detectors of the HL-LHC (High Luminosity-LHC) experiments 

The RD53 collaboration submitted a vital milestone to make viable pixel detectors for the ATLAS and CMS phase 2 upgrades.

Strangess enhancement observed in proton collisions

by ALICE Collaboration

The ALICE experiment reports first signs for strangeness enhancement in proton collisions 

Highlights from the FCC Week 2017

by Panos Charitos

The third meeting of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) design study took place in Berlin.