CERN Accelerating science

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Recent LHCb results deepen flavour puzzle
Davide Lancierini (University Zurich), Dan Moise (Imperial College London)
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How different are electrons and muons after all?
Andreas Crivellin (PSI)
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Mighty magnets for particle detectorsantimatter gravity
Matthias Mentink on behalf of the ATLAS Magnet Team
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New pathways in axion searches
Panos Charitos (CERN)
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Commissioning and installation of the new ALICE ITS
Stefania Beole (INFN)

A word from the EP Deputy Department Head - June 2021

Dear colleagues in EP,

Welcome to the summer edition of the EP newsletter, which is packed with material related to the work in our department, that we hope you will find interesting...


Interviews & Features

CERN's irradiation facilities eye to the future

A recent surveys assess the use of radiation-test facilities as they are expected to play a key role in the medium and long-term future of the laboratory.


New pathways in axion searches

In discussion with Nick Rodd (Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley) following his recent seminar "New ideas for the axion dark matter program" outlined possible avenues in the future experimental programme of axion searches.


Setting a roadmap for R&D on Detector Technologies

A conversation with Susanne Kuehn about the development of ECFA's Roadmap for Detector R&D Roadmap that will promote the growth of scientific research, technological innovation and training.


Designing gas transport parameters for future HEP experiments

An environmental friendly and sustainable future for particle physics experiments calls for the use of novel detector gases with zero greenhouse effects. A dedicated workshop, steered by Archana Sharma, brought together more than 200 experts to consolidate ongoing efforts and pave the next steps


Mighty magnets for particle detectors

Learn how the ATLAS magnet team contributes to the maintenance and operation of the ATLAS Superconducting magnets while also engaging in the development of the next generation of detector magnets.


Results from the experiments

The installation of the beam pipe at the heart of the CMS experiment

The CMS collaboration just reached another LS2 milestone: the biggest upgrade of the experimental beam vacuum system since the first operation of CMS in 2008


FASER Detector Installation

FASER installation in the LHC tunnel completed last spring, two years after its approval by CERN’s Research Board in 2019.


The commissioning and installation of the new ALICE ITS

With the installation of the new ITS, the ALICE collaboration achieves a fundamental milestone and looks forward to starting the data taking during Run 3 of the LHC3 in spring 2022.


Aligning the ATLAS muon spectrometer

ATLAS physicists implemented a new sensors-plus-tracks alignment of the muon spectrometer for the data-taking periods of 2017 and 2018. A recent paper validates the performance of the new alignment techniques and discusses implications for the next runs.


ISOLDE determines precise nuclear moments by devising novel experimental technique

ISOLDE paves a novel route for the accurate experimental measurement of nuclear quadrupole moment values; an essential benchmark for nuclear structure models and the interpretation of experimentally determined nuclear quadrupole interactions.


Special Feature

How different are electrons and muons after all? Discovering lepton flavour universality violating new physics

As a wealth of experimental evidence puts Lepton-Flavour Universality (LFU) to stringent test the article discusses different interpretations of current tensions and future search strategies. 


Pinning down the muon (g-2) anomaly at the CERN SPS

At CERN's SPS two experimental approaches are at the forefront of the global effort to shed light on the discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimental value of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. 


Anomalous measurements: recent LHCb results deepen flavour puzzle

Latest results of the LHCb experiment confirm previous hints of odd behaviour in the way B mesons decay into a K*and a pair of muons, bringing fresh intrigue to the pattern of flavour anomalies that has emerged during the past few years. 


More Stories

DT group publishes 2020 annual report

The Detector Technology (DT) group has recently published its 2020 annual report 2020 documenting the significant contribution in the ongoing upgrades and R&D activities on DT to meet the challenges of future experiments.

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