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

Your are reading the first EP newsletter of 2017. This year will be another “production” year for LHC and the experiments. 

 

The Lifetime Frontier

by David Curtin and Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland)

Searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider have so far come up empty, but we just might not be looking in the right place. Spectacular bursts of particles appearing seemingly out of nowhere could shed light on some of nature’s most profound mysteries.

Exotic searches with NA62 experiment

by Panos Charitos

Apart from high-precision measurement of rare processes that could reveal new physics, the NA62 collaboration is also looking into the possibility of the existence of exotic particles.

Search for axions in streaming dark matter

by Horst Fischer (University of Freiburg, Germany), Yannis Semertzidis (Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Korea), Konstantin Zioutas (University of Patras, Greece)

A recent paper suggests that streaming dark matter (DM) axions may be the better source for discovering the candidate particles of one of the few fundamental open questions in physics

Searching for dark energy with particle colliders

by Clare Burrage (University of Nottingham)

A new approach for collider searches of dark energy. A combination of terrestrial and cosmological data can give us a comprehensive picture about one of the biggest mysteries of our Universe. 

MOEDAL first results at the LHC’s discovery frontier

by James Pinfold (MoEDAL Spokersperson, University of Alberta)

MoEDAL has finished an initial campaign of calibration and is now poised start to produce greatly enhanced results, with unparalleled sensitivity, using the full detector

Exotic searches with NA62 experiment

by Panos Charitos

Apart from high-precision measurement of rare processes that could reveal new physics, the NA62 collaboration is also looking into the possibility of the existence of exotic particles.

DUNE collaboration meeting at CERN

by Albert De Roeck

On 23-26 January this year about 250 members of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) collaboration met at CERN to discuss the status and plans. 

Wealth of new results in Quark Matter 2017

by Panos Charitos

Last month, the LHC experiment collaborations presented their latest results at the Quark Matter 2017 conference on how matter behaved in the very early moments of the universe.

First measurements of the antihydrogen spectrum

by Panos Charitos

ALPHA experiment observed the 1S-2S transition in trapped antihydrogen. This is the first time a spectral line has been observed in antihydrogen and the next steps are to measure the transition's lineshape and increase the precision of the measurement. 

Gender in Physics Day

by Ioanna Koutava

The first Gender in Physics Day took place at the Globe of Science and Innovation discussing innovative activities promoting gender equality and gender-oriented policies in the European Research Area

The LHCb collaboration recently published in Nature Physics the first evidence for the violation of the CP symmetry in baryon decays.

ATLAS and CMS physicists win the 2017 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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