CERN Accelerating science


LHC sees first circulating beams

by Panos Charitos

Long Shutdown 1 officially came to an end on 5 April 2015, when a beam of protons circulated the LHC for the first time after two years...

Injection tests make a splash

by Paola Catapano

On Saturday 7 March, two of the LHC experiments saw proton beams for the first time after a two-year stop

An empirical study of knowledge production at the LHC

A philosophical experiment

by Arianna Borrelli

How is new knowledge produced in the natural sciences? This question has long been an issue of central relevance for philosophers, historians and sociologists of science, who have fiercely debated whether and how the emergence of new scientific knowledge can be described as following regular patterns, for example as far as the interplay of theory and experiment is concerned.