CERN Accelerating science

Dear Colleagues, members of the EP department and users,

Welcome to the summer edition of the EP newsletter...

Neutrinos: the hunt continues at CERN

by Akitaka Ariga and Tomoko Ariga (for the DsTau collaboration)

DsTau is a new project aiming to study tau-neutrino (ντ ) production and provide crucial data for future ντ measurements.

ProtoDUNE gets ready for first tests at CERN

by Panos Charitos

Testing the ProdoDUNE-SP prototype detector at CERN is a crucial milestone for the DUNE experiment.

A bright future for microelectronics at CERN

by Panos Charitos

Advancements in microelectronics have been instrumental in the success of the LHC experiments while future energy and intensity frontier colliders pose certain challenges and call for further developments.

Cloud(y) climate studies at CERN

by Stefan Weber

Continuous improvements to the CLOUD facility as well as to the instruments combined with the state of the art know-how available at CERN have enabled a steady increase in the measurement capabilities. 

New season starts for the LHC experiments

by Panos Charitos

Last April, the detectors of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) witnessed their first collisions of 2017 with the machine reaching an outstanding performance. 

A new era for calorimetry?

by David Barney

The design of a new High Granularity Calorimeter (HGCAL) for CMS aims to tackle the challenges of calorimetry at the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). 

Precise timing detectors for the LHC experiments

by Panos Charitos, with contributions from Tommaso Tabarelli de Fatis (CMS), Lindsey Gray (CMS), Ana Maria Henriques Correia (ATLAS) and Laurent Serin (ATLAS)

 To meet the physics goals of the HL-LHC physics programme, ATLAS and CMS experiments have submitted proposals for timing detectors that will boost their physics reach.  

Heavy-ion collisions at Quark Matter 2018

by Panagiotis Charitos

CERN experiments present results from the study of lead-lead collisions at Quark Matter 2018.

LHC's upgrade takes shape

by Panos Charitos

The high-luminosity upgrade to the LHC will boost the probability of discovering new physics.

RD53 collaboration has developed over the last five years the foundations for the extremely challenging pixel detector chips for the Phase-II pixel upgrades of ATLAS and CMS. 

Towards an FCC-hh Detector Magnet System

by Erwin Bielert, on behalf of the FCC-hh detector magnet working group

A new design for the FCC-hh detector magnet: towards a smaller, simpler and especially more cost-effective solution.

DT's 2018 annual report

by Burkhard Schmidt (EP-DT)

The EP-DT group has published its Annual Report where key activities throughout 2017 are summarized

As the LHC experiments gather more data physics analysis can benefit from the development of novel machine learning tools. 

Results from XENON1T, the world’s largest and most sensitive detector dedicated to a direct search for WIMPs were reported last month.

Science is by no means the entire picture, but to clip its wings with instantaneous utilitarianism means sacrificing some of what it means to be human.