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

Welcome to the last EP newsletter of 2018. This year has been another great year for CERN...

Setting a roadmap for future detector technologies

by Panos Charitos (CERN)

To meet the experimental challenges posed by design studies for future colliders, CERN’s EP department is preparing to launch a rigorous R&D programme.

"New" ALICE coming to life during LS2

by Virginia Greco (ALICE Experiment, CERN)

With the conclusion of Run 2, ALICE has entered a new phase, during which a major upgrade of its detector, data-taking and data-processing systems will be implemented.

The LS2 period for the ATLAS detector

by Ludovico Pontecorvo (ATLAS experiment, CERN)

During the two year accelerator shutdown (LS2) the ATLAS detector will undergo a period of upgrades and maintenance.

CMS upgrade plans for LS2

by Panos Charitos

In order to achieve the full benefit of the HL-LHC, CMS has launched an intensive R&D programme along with major work on key infrastructures during LS2.

LHCb plans for major upgrade during LS2

by Panos Charitos & Massimiliano Ferro-Luzzi

The LHCb detector will undergo a significant upgrade in parallel to the trigger system upgrade during LS2 to cope with higher luminosities and gather significantly more data.

ALPHA-g sees its first antiparticles: does antimatter fall up or down?

by Niels Masden and Claudio Lenz Cesaron on behalf of ALPHA

The ALPHA collaboration working on antihydrogen at the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) in building 193 has successfully expanded their setup with new devices.

The MoEDAL Experiment at the Discovery Frontier

by James Pinfold for the MoEDAL collaboration

LS2 period marks an exciting period of intense activity for MoEDAL, the LHC’s newest experiment.

ProtoDUNE sees first particle tracks

by Albert De Roeck, Georgios Christodoulou and Leigh Whitehead

ProtoDUNE detector saw the first particle tracks marking a major success for the entire DUNE collaboration.

A bright year for the EP-DT irradiation facilities

by by Federico Ravotti and Martin R. Jaekel (EP-DT)

A remarkably successful first run for the EP-DT irradiation facilities that are now getting ready for LHC Run 3.

A New Small Wheel for ATLAS is taking shape

by Aimilios Koulouris (ATLAS, NTUA), Panos Charitos (CERN)

To fully exploit the HL-LHC luminosities, the innermost stations, the so called Small Wheels (SW), of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer need to be replaced by New Small Wheels (NSW); an upgrade scheduled for LS2. 

Particle colliders join the quest for dark energy.

by Spyros Argyropoulos (University of Iowa) & Panos Charitos (CERN)

A  recently proposed extension of the Standard Model that also accounts for Dark Energy, paves the way towards future collider searches.

Interview with Claudia de Rham

by Spyros Argyropoulos (University of Iowa), Panos Charitos (CERN)

A Q&A with Professor Claudia de Rham about her work on the most fundamental questions at the intersection of gravity, cosmology and particle physics and how they can shed light on the problem of dark energy.

The INSIGHTS MSCA network aims to develop new statistical methods and boost the use of machine learning (ML) to solve some of the most challenging problems in particle physics and society.

During a DT seminar, a general strategy for the mechanical structure of future tracker detectors was presented.

HL-LHC computational challenge for ATLAS and CMS experiments

by Tommaso Boccali (INFN and CERN) Davide Costanzo (Sheffield U and CERN)

Discussing the computing models and future resource needs for ATLAS and CMS experiments and the possibilities opened up by quantum computing.