Ana Lopes

Ana began working at CERN in 2018 as a Science Writer for the CERN Communications group.
78 results

A crunching multiverse to solve two physics puzzles at once

A duo of theorists proposes a new theory to explain both the surprisingly small mass of the Higgs boson and the puzzling symmetry properties of the strong force

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Physics
13 January, 2022

ISOLDE data get deluxe theoretical treatment

A unique combination of high-quality experimental data and several state-of-the-art nuclear-physics models has resulted in an excellent agreement between experiment and theory

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Physics
25 January, 2022

CMS homes in on Higgs boson’s lifetime

The collaboration reports a value for the Higgs boson’s lifetime that has a small enough uncertainty to confirm that the particle has a tiny lifetime

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Physics
02 December, 2021
Physics
News
02 December, 2021

Bismuth isotopes also alternate from spheres to rugby balls

The unusual nuclear physics phenomenon, first discovered at CERN’s ISOLDE facility 50 years ago, had until now been seen only in mercury isotopes

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Physics
18 November, 2021

A triple treat from CMS

In a first for particle physics, the CMS collaboration has observed three J/ψ particles emerging from a single collision between two protons

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Physics
29 October, 2021
Physics
News
29 October, 2021

Countdown to Dark Matter Day

CERN joins the global celebration of Dark Matter Day on and around 31 October with several activities

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Knowledge sharing
26 October, 2021
Knowledge sharing
News
26 October, 2021

CERN congratulates 2021 physics Nobel Prize winners

Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi receive the prize for their groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems

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Knowledge sharing
06 October, 2021
Knowledge sharing
News
06 October, 2021

SPS experiments are back in action

Experiments restart at the Super Proton Synchrotron, CERN’s second-largest accelerator

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Experiments
12 August, 2021
Experiments
News
12 August, 2021

Speeding up machine learning for particle physics

A new technique speeds up deep neural networks for selecting proton–proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider for further analysis

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Physics
21 June, 2021

MoEDAL bags a first

The MoEDAL experiment has conducted the first search at a particle collider for magnetic monopoles produced through the Schwinger mechanism

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Physics
02 July, 2021
Physics
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02 July, 2021

Leptoquarks, the Higgs boson and the muon’s magnetism

A new study shows that a class of new unknown particles that could account for the muon’s magnetism, known as leptoquarks, could also affect the Higgs boson’s transformation into muons

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Physics
14 June, 2021

LHCb measures tiny mass difference between particles

The result is a milestone in the study of how a particle known as a D0 meson changes from matter into antimatter and back

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Physics
08 June, 2021