Updates: March 2013

CRISP: Physics and collaboration

28 Mar 2013 — At the 2nd Annual Meeting of CRISP in Switzerland, CERN delegates discussed the IT challenges the laboratory faces to deal with LHC data

CMS open for business

27 Mar 2013 — Engineers and technicians have started opening the 14,000-tonne CMS detector, to let detector physicists like David Barney get to work inside

ATRAP: Never a dull moment for the antiproton

25 Mar 2013 — The ATRAP experiment presents most precise measurement yet of the antiproton magnetic moment

Linac 4 accelerates its first beam

25 Mar 2013 — This month a beam of negative hydrogen ions was injected into the first accelerator module of Linac 4

LHC consolidations: A step-by-step guide

22 Mar 2013 — A backstage look at the Large Hadron Collider during CERN's first long shutdown

Linac 3 to carry argon for the first time

21 Mar 2013 — In preparation for a physics run in 2015, the source for Linac 3 is being adapted to carry argon ions

Quantum field theorist wins Fundamental Physics Prize

21 Mar 2013 — The $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize was awarded last night to theorist Alexander Polyakov of Princeton University

CERN showcases best practices in Intellectual Property

20 Mar 2013 — Trainees in Intellectual Property management are meeting CERN experts to exchange knowledge and best practices

Fundamental Physics Prize winner to be announced today

20 Mar 2013 — At a ceremony in Geneva hosted by actor Morgan Freeman, the winner of the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize will be announced

The incurable attraction of physics

20 Mar 2013 — What happens when a love of CERN and literature meet?

Get connected: Consolidating LHC splices

19 Mar 2013 — Watch Jean-Phillipe Tock of the Technology department explain how CERN technicians are upgrading interconnections on the Large Hadron Collider

£1 million Engineering prize honours web pioneers

18 Mar 2013 — The inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering went to five engineers whose work led to the internet and the World Wide Web

Still making tracks: Eighty years of the positron

15 Mar 2013 — Eighty years ago today, Physical Review published a paper by Carl Anderson announcing the discovery of the positron – the electron’s antiparticle

New results indicate that new particle is a Higgs boson

14 Mar 2013 — With two and a half times more data analysed than in July last year, ATLAS and CMS find that the new particle looks more and more like a Higgs boson

ATLAS releases animated particle plots

12 Mar 2013 — The ATLAS collaboration has just released four animations showing how signals of new particles can emerge from LHC collision data

LHCb studies particle tipping the matter-antimatter scales

12 Mar 2013 — The LHCb experiment at CERN reports precise new measurements—but leaves open the question of why our matter-dominated universe exists

Explain it in 60 seconds: spin

8 Mar 2013 — Objects as large as a planet or as small as a photon can have the property of spin. Spin is also the reason we can watch movies in 3D.

A question of spin for the new boson

6 Mar 2013 — Physicists speaking today at the Moriond conference say that the new particle discovered at CERN last year is looking more and more like a Higgs boson

Ban Ki-moon visits CERN

4 Mar 2013 — On 1 March, UN’s Secretary-General visited CERN first since the Organization was granted Observer status at the UN General Assembly last December.

ATLAS: now under new management

4 Mar 2013 — On 1 March, the ATLAS Collaboration welcomed a new spokesperson, Dave Charlton, and two new deputy spokespersons, Thorsten Wengler and Beate Heinemann

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