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A year dedicated to celebrating basic science

In July 2022, a whole year devoted to celebrating basic sciences for sustainable development gets under way

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Knowledge sharing
23 May, 2022
Knowledge sharing
News
23 May, 2022

Higgs boson and the Standard Model in the 70s

As the various breakthroughs of the 1970s gradually consolidated the Standard Model, the Brout–Englert–Higgs field and its boson emerged as the most promising theoretical model to explain the origin of mass

Feature
Physics
10 May, 2022

Higgs10: The Higgs boson in the 1970s

As the various breakthroughs of the 1970s gradually consolidated the Standard Model, the Brout–Englert–Higgs field and its boson emerged as the most promising theoretical model to explain the origin of mass

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Physics
10 May, 2022
Physics
News
10 May, 2022

A boson is born

The Higgs boson holds the record (48 years) among elementary particles for the time between prediction and discovery, going from an esoteric technicality to commanding the global spotlight at the world’s most powerful collider

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Physics
28 April, 2022
Physics
Feature
28 April, 2022

Higgs10: A boson is born

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Physics
28 April, 2022
Physics
News
28 April, 2022

Looking back on 50 years of hadron colliders

This week marks the 50th anniversary of collisions in CERN’s Intersecting Storage Rings, the first hadron collider ever built

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Accelerators
26 January, 2021
Accelerators
News
26 January, 2021

50 years since iconic 'A Model of Leptons' published

Steven Weinberg’s iconic paper, A Model of Leptons, was published in 1967 and determined the direction for high-energy particle physics research

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At CERN
20 November, 2017

CERN reminisces on a brilliant 2016

2016 has been a year of great highlights for CERN and its experiments, this video looks back on the headlines

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Physics
21 December, 2016
Physics
News
21 December, 2016

Theory at CERN turns 62

Cecilia Jarlskog looks at CERN Theory’s roots, and recalls some interactions with the organization

Opinion
At CERN
28 October, 2014
At CERN
Opinion
28 October, 2014

Cosmic rays discovered 100 years ago

Today marks 100 years since Victor Hess made last of series of balloon flights leading to the discovery of cosmic rays

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Physics
07 August, 2012
Physics
News
07 August, 2012