Science & Technology




  • LHCb lead collisions November 26, 2015
    Lead ions collide in the LHCb detector (Image: LHCb) For more information about this image visit the CERN Document Server.
    Cian O'Luanaigh
  • Keep on truckin' November 18, 2015
    This truck creates vibrations in the ground to measure how seismic waves travel through the rock beneath the surface (Image: Sophia Bennett) For more information about this image visit the CERN Document Server.
    Cian O'Luanaigh
  • RFQ up close November 12, 2015
    This entry for the CERN Photowalk 2015 contest shows detail from a radiofrequency cavity - a structure that accelerates charged particles (Image: Gaetan De Freitas) For more information about this image visit the CERN Document Server.
    Cian O'Luanaigh

RSS CERN: Updates for the general public

  • TED-Ed: The hunt for dark matter August 17, 2017
    Around 85% of the matter in our Universe is a mystery. If this dark matter has never been observed, how do we know what it is, and how do scientists know where to start looking? This new animation, made in collaboration with TED-Ed, shows how the LHC is hoping to recreate these theoretical dark matter […]
    Harriet Kim Jarlett
  • ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering August 14, 2017
    Katarina Anthony A light-by-light scattering event measured in the ATLAS detector (Image: ATLAS/CERN) Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light – interact and change direction. The result, published today in Nature Physics, confirms […]
    Harriet Kim Jarlett
  • Hunting season at the LHC August 10, 2017
    Matthew Chalmers, Stefania Pandolfi Like hunters following the tracks of their prey, physicists compare real collision data with simulations of what they expect to see if a new particle is produced and decays in their detectors. (Supersymmetry simulation image: the CMS collaboration) With the LHC now back smashing protons together at an energy of 13 TeV, […]
    Harriet Kim Jarlett

RSS CERN: Updates for students and educators

  • The Beamline for Schools competition 2018 is now open! July 18, 2017
    Students on the safety training day as part of the 2015 competition, the 2018 competition winners will undergo training as the first part of their visit (Image: Markus Joos/CERN) CERN is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Beamline for Schools competition. Groups of physics students are invited, along with their teachers, to research […]
    Harriet Kim Jarlett
  • How can cubes made of paper help teach particle physics? June 29, 2017
    Melissa Kaspar, Harriet Jarlett AcceleratAR can help teach how particle accelerators work, using augmented reality. (Image: acceleratAR/Cockroft Institute) Particle physics and the accelerators used to study the field, have been, for decades, a complex topic that most people avoid. But as accelerators are being used more and more for outside of high-energy physics (from cancer […]
    Harriet Kim Jarlett
  • Training tomorrow’s ICT specialists: students return to CERN June 12, 2017
    Orestis Galanis From left to right: Anda-Catalina Chelba (Romania), Dmytro Petruk (Ukraine), Dimitrios Christidis (Greece), Emil Kleszcz (Poland), Jelena Banjac (Serbia), Cristina-Gabriela Moraru (Romania), Kristina Satara (Serbia), and Nikola Hardi (Serbia). Next week, the first 2017 CERN openlab summer students will arrive at the laboratory. For the 37 students selected, a summer of enriching work […]
    Stefania Pandolfi