CERN Accelerating science

A word from the EP Department Head - September 2022

Dear Colleagues in EP,

When this newsletter is published the summer holiday period is over, kids are back in school and LHC run 3 has started. But we are far from business as usual...


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Interviews & Features

Scrutinising cosmic antimatter production with an innovative use of LHCb

With recently published results, the LHCb experiment joins the effort to search for dark matter.

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In discussion with Rolf-Dieter Heuer

An interview around the scientific legacy of LEP/LHC and the future of the field, in light of the 10th anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery.

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DT group publishes 2021 annual report

The recently published annual report highlights the main EP-DT activities securing CERN's diverse scientific programme and serving as an international pole of excellence. 

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Zooming in the EP R&D Days 2022

The recent EP R&D day reviewed the progress and plans of the 11 work packages and helped to identify synergies and future steps.

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A timeline of the Higgs boson discovery

10 year ago, the world wittnessed, the announcement of the Higgs boson discovery, the culmination of a 50-year quest to find the elusive cornerstone of the Standard Model.

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Results from the experiments

LHC experiments restart

The LHC restarted this summer, after a period of upgrades (LS2) and is gearing up to probe new realms of physics during a third run, which will be its most powerful yet.

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Enhancing sensitivity of spectroscopic X-ray imaging

The sixth Workshop on Medical Applications of Spectroscopic X-ray Detectors took place at CERN, bringing together specialists to advance efforts and understanding in this new imaging technique.

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Wafer-level testing of CMS Outer Tracker ASICs

Upgrading of the CMS Tracker requires designing new inner and outer tracking detectors to cope with the increased luminosity and to implement first trigger level functionality.

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Distributed Analysis with ROOT RDataFrame

Reviewing the latest developments on the Distributed RDataFrame and its benefits for large-scale interactive data analysis with ROOT. 

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10 Years of operating the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station

Looking into the future of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment as it completes first 10 years of continuous operation on the International Space Station.    

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Special Features

 

Higgs Boson Physics - The View Ahead

In this article, Howard Haber briefly surveys the status of Higgs boson physics today.

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The long hunt for the Higgs boson

Daniel Froidevaux, reflects on the different phases that led to the experimental discovery of the Higgs boson.

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Solving New Puzzles with the Higgs Boson

John Ellis, discusses the outstanding questions in particle physics and the role of the Higgs boson.

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Exploring the Higgs: A Personal Retrospective

Sally Dawson recalls the required steps on the theoretical and experimental landscape leading to the Higgs boson discovery. 

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From Despair to Discovery

Gigi Rolandi and Vivek Sharma reflect on twelve critical months in the Higgs boson discovery.

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ATLAS and CMS experiments looking forward to Run 3

ATLAS and CMS experiments will continue revealing the nature of the Higgs boson using data from the LHC's Run 3.

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