CERN Accelerating science

Small and medium experiments group

The CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) aims to shed light on a 30 year old riddle of particle physics by detecting axions originating from the 15 million degree plasma in the Sun's core.

n_TOF one year after - First results

by Frank Gunsing

Since the termination of the construction of the new second experimental area EAR2 of n_TOF in July 2014, the facility has been successfully taking data both in the existing experimental area EAR1 and in the new EAR2. Frank Gunsing gives an overview of the latest physics results.

COMPASS-II: A QCD Laboratory at CERN

by Gerhard Mallot & Oleg Denisov, COMPASS Spokespersons

With COMPASS-II CERN enters in the exploration of a new territory: the structure of the proton in multiple dimensions. Following previous studies of the polarization of quarks and gluons; now the focus has shifted to a picture of the proton in terms of additional variables.

Measurements by the BASE experiment have compared the same properties of protons and antiprotons to high precision while the ALICE collaboration has measured the difference between mass-to-charge ratios for deuterons and antideuterons, as well as for helium-3  and antihelium-3 nuclei.

TOTEM experiment upgrade

by Nicola Turini

The Totem experiment has shown with recent data that in collaboration with CMS is possible to enlarge the original physics program in the diffractive proton interaction field. To deal with this new requirement new detectors have been developed and will be installed soon. 

ISOLDE: New access to study dilute rare earth doped materials

by Haraldur Pall Gunnlaugsson on behalf of The Mössbauer group at ISOLDE/CERN

For the first time at ISOLDE 151Eu emission MS has been achieved paving new ways in biophysics and a wide range of photonic applications such as photovoltaics, sensors, fluorescent bio-labels, fibre-optic communications and more.

AMS Days at CERN

by Panos Charitos

AMSdays‬ : experiments present the latest results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)

Two distinctions for ISOLDE scientists

by Panos Charitos

Two ISOLDE scientists have received prestigious awards this year for their research in the field of nuclear and particle physics.

NA62 Experiment records first data

by Panos Charitos

Over the last weeks, while everyone has been excited with the restart of LHC, the NA62 experiment at CERN has already started producing the first data, following the circulation of the first beams in the acceleration chain.

NA61/SHINE sheds light on strong Interactions

by Marek Gazdzicki

The NA61/SHINE programme passed some important milestones over the past several months. Marek Gazdzicki gives an overview of recent results and highlights future the steps.



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