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Axion-like particle searches at the LHC

by Andrea Thamm, Tom Melia, Panos Charitos

An overview of LHC searches for Axion-like particles (ALPs) both at proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions. 

LHC's upgrade takes shape

by Panos Charitos

The high-luminosity upgrade to the LHC will boost the probability of discovering new physics.

A special Xenon run for NA61/SHINE

by Panos Charitos

Earlier in October, the Large Hadron Collider had a special run of colliding xenon nuclei; a new flavour compared to the standard proton and lead collisions foreseen in the LHC experimental programme.

Colliding photons at the LHC!

by Panos Charitos

Image result for Colliding photons at the LHCLHC is the world’s most powerful collider not only for protons and lead ions but also for photon–photon allowing physicists to study this topic. 

The Lifetime Frontier

by David Curtin and Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland)

Searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider have so far come up empty, but we just might not be looking in the right place. Spectacular bursts of particles appearing seemingly out of nowhere could shed light on some of nature’s most profound mysteries.

Hunting for right-handed neutrinos: the new game in town

by Alain Blondell (University of Geneva), Panos Charitos (CERN) and Richard Jacobsson (CERN)

Sterile neutrinos could answer many open questions of the Standard Model. Following searches at the LHC, future projects like SHiP and FCC could be game-changers exploring unchartered territories.

Searching for dark energy with particle colliders

by Clare Burrage (University of Nottingham), Panos Charitos (CERN)

A new approach for collider searches of dark energy. A combination of terrestrial and cosmological data can give us a comprehensive picture about one of the biggest mysteries of our Universe. 

Physics at 100 TeV

by Panos Charitos

A report discussing the opportunities for physics discoveries with a future 100 TeV hadron circular collider was presented earlier this summer...

The workshop “Charting the Unknown: Interpreting LHC data from the energy frontier” focused on the interpretation of the new data from Run 2 in the context of theories beyond the Standard Model.

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...

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