CERN Accelerating science

Small and medium experiments group

NA62 joins the search for new physics at CERN

by Ferdinand Hahn

After the long-shut down the SPS accelerator restarted in the beginning of October along with the NA62 experiment.

Maria Borge, ISOLDE's spokesperson, discusses the physics accomplishments of the first six weeks of beam time

A bright future for neutrons at n_TOF

by Enrico Chiaveri & Frank Gunsing

The newly constructed second experimental area (EAR2) of the n_TOF facility received its first neutron beam on July 25 2014 after the LS1.

The ELENA project

by Walter Oelert

ELENA is a CERN project aiming to construct a small 30 m circumference synchrotron to further decelerate anti-protons from the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) from 5.3 MeV down to 100 keV.

SHiP Collaboration Hoist Sails

by Richard Jacobsson

The 1st workshop of the Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) Collaboration kicked-off the preparation of a timely experiment on the SPS to explore hidden portals of the Standard Model (SM).

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

by Thomas Schneider & Panos Charitos

The  mirrors for the NA62 RICH have been successfully coated in the Thin Film and Glass (TFG) lab and are now installed as the collaboration is preparing for the first physics run. 

Test Storage Ring at ISOLDE

by Maria Jose Garcia Borge

In a one-day workshop, ISOLDE collaboration discussed the technical studies and possible experiments that could take place in the new Test Storage Ring facility.

New straw tracker for the NA62 experiment

by Panos Charitos

The PH-DT group recently completed the construction of the straw chambers for the NA62 tracking detector. 

The AEgIS Experiment

The AEgIS experiment (Antimatter Experiment: Gravity, Interferometry, Spectroscopy) at CERN is designed to examine the effects of gravity on antimatter.

CAST opens a new window into dark energy and dark matter after 11 years of operation and continuous renewal.

by Dieter Hoffmann (TU-Darmstadt) & Konstantin Zioutas (University of Patras)

CAST is searching for these particles with a telescope designed to detect axions from the Sun. It uses an unexpected hybrid of equipment from particle physics and astronomy.

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