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A word from the EP Department Head - September 2021

Dear Colleagues in EP,

Welcome back at CERN! In particular to all of you who couldn’t come to CERN in the past one and a half years due to the COVID crisis...


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Interviews & Features

The 3D printed Detector (3DET) Project

New results from the 3D printed Detector Project have been reported at various conferences during this year.

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Update on the ECFA Roadmap for R&D on Detector Technologies

ECFA develops a global detector R&D roadmap that will define the backbone of detector R&D required to deploy the community’s vision for both the near- and longer-term and should be used to support proposals at the European and national levels. 

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Google Summer of Code brings Students to HEP Software Projects

This year, the CERN-HSF had one of the highest numbers of GSoC project approvals with the number of participants steadily growing over the years.

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System-on-Chip in Particle Physics Experiments

A recent workshop on SoC technology, brought together vendors, electronics engineers, software developers and system architects of particle physics experiments, beams and radioprotection experts.

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AWAKE gears up for its Second Run

A flying start for the second run of the AWAKE experiment in the SPS with its first beam circulating earlier this summer.

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Results from the experiments

ATLAS New Small Wheel upgrade advances

The ATLAS collaboration takes a major step towards HL-LHC with the New Small Wheel (NSW) upgrade project nearing completion this autumn.

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Successful installation of the CMS Pixel Tracker

After more than two years of maintenance and upgrades, the Pixel Tracker has been installed at the centre of the CMS detector and is now ready for commissioning. 

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Cooling a particle from a trap away

In a result result, the BASE collaboration has demonstrated a new technique that allows antimatter particles, to benefit from the proven success of laser cooling.

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Installation of the critical first half of the LHCb SciFi detector progresses

Installation of LHCb’s new scintillating-fibre particle-tracking detector (SciFi) progresses during summer, in time for the next LHC run.

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The new ALICE Fast Interaction Trigger

The FIT detector (Fast Interaction Trigger) was installed in the ALICE cavern during LS2 in June 2021.

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Special Features

 

LHCb discovers a double-charm tetraquark

The LHCb collaboration has added a new exotic particle to the growing list of hadrons discovered so far at the LHC; the new particle is the longest-lived exotic matter particle yet found.

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The many faces of ISOLDE

The ISOLDE laboratory offers a rich and constantly evolving research programme shedding light on the nuclear structure across the nuclear chart while also contributing in Beyond Standard Model studies and life science applications.

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Departed giants of theoretical physics

This summer, the world of theoretical physics, witnessed the passing of three giants of the field: Steven Weinberg, Toshihide Maskawa and Miguel Virasoro.

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Higgs boson and the quest for new physics

The Higgs boson events detected at the LHC has refined the search for new physics and opened new possibilities for experimental studies at future colliders.

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