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CERN physics lab drops Facebook over data concerns

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:40 PM

CERN says it wound up its Facebook Workplace account on January 31 after Facebook gave it the choice of either paying to use the service or sharing data

WITHOUT FACEBOOK. Physicists working in the ALICE experiment control room, getting their detector ready to take data from collisions that are due to begin in the Large Hadron Collider. File image by Laurent Egli/CERN)

As the web turns 30, is it an 'out-of-control monster?'

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee warns his creation has been 'hijacked by crooks' that may spell its destruction

TIM BERNERS-LEE. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee from the Web Foundation addresses the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on November 5, 2018. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

Scientists perform first-ever color X-ray on a human

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:51 PM

A CERN statement says, 'This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and help doctors give their patients more accurate diagnoses'

This handout picture released on July 12, 2018 by MARS Bioimaging Ltd shows a 3D image of left view of an ankle with bones in white and soft tissue in red. Image from MARS Bioimaging Ltd/AFP

Scientists say hoped-for physics particle was just a blip

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Scientists tweet their reactions to the news even before it is formally announced No new particle announced at ICHEP2016 today but that s how science works says Fermilab the top US particle physics laboratory

Technicians working in the LHC tunnel of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland on February 16, 2016. File photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Pop goes the weasel as Hadron Collider shuts down

Apr 30, 2016 - 2:34 PM

A weasel causes a short circuit on a high voltage transformer

A worker stands by the CERN's Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), during maintenance works on July 19, 2013 in Meyrin, near Geneva. File photo by Gabrice Coffrini/AFP

New blow for 'supersymmetry' physics theory

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:25 PM

New data from ultra high speed proton collisions at Europe s Large Hadron Collider LHC showed an exotic particle dubbed the beauty quark behaves as predicted by the Standard Model

Inside the Large Hadron Collider. Image courtesy CERN

'New era' in physics as Large Hadron Collider cranks up

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:39 PM

UPDATED During the next phase of the LHC programme researchers will probe a conceptual frontier called new physics including antimatter and dark matter

READY, SET... Physicists working in the ALICE experiment control room, getting their detector ready to take data from collisions that are due to begin in the Large Hadron Collider June 6, 2015. Image by Laurent Egli/CERN

World's largest particle collider busts record

May 21, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Experiments at the collider are aimed at unlocking clues as to how the universe came into existence

3-decade quest backs physics' 'Standard Model'

May 14, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Researchers at the world s biggest particle collider say they observed an extremely rare event – the decay of the neutral B meson into a pair of muons the heavy cousins of electrons

This file photo shows people at work on the CMS detector open during the first long shutdown (LS1), April 26, 2013. Image by Maximilien Brice/LHC/CERN

Large Hadron Collider resumes collisions after upgrade

May 06, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Tuesday s collisions at the giant lab housed in a 27 kilometer 17 mile tunnel straddling the French Swiss border are part of preparations for the next experiments to delve into the mysteries of the universe

GIGANTIC. This file photo shows people at work on the CMS detector open during the first long shutdown (LS1), April 26, 2013. Image by Maximilien Brice/LHC/CERN

After two years, Large Hadron Collider back in operation

Apr 05, 2015 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED The restart of the world s largest particle collider signals the start of the second season of its operations and will soon be working at unprecedented energy levels

GIGANTIC. This file photo shows people at work on the CMS detector open during the first long shutdown (LS1), April 26, 2013. Image by Maximilien Brice/LHC/CERN

7 witty pranks pulled by brands on April Fools' Day

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:37 AM

Business brands do have self deprecating humor too as reflected in their April Fools pranks for 2015

Photo courtesy of CERN

World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Scientists still must carry out tests on all the circuits in the area around the fault which happened March 21 and forced CERN to announce a several week delay of the restart

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

Short circuit delays particle hunter machine restart

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:56 AM

The error occurred last Saturday March 21 in one of the Large Hadron Collider s LHC magnet circuits the laboratory says in a statement

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

CERN labs fine-tune measurement of Higgs boson

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Physicists at the world s largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

CERN's revamped particle smasher ready to push physics into unknown

Mar 13, 2015 - 11:07 AM

CERN says it begins tests in preparation for rebooting the world s biggest particle collider in trying to uncover new particles that could alter our understanding of the Universe

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

Searching for Susy: Large Hadron Collider to push physics frontier

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

After a two year upgrade the Large Hadron Collider has its sights on finding exotic new particles in a previously inaccessible realm that can sometimes resemble science fiction

Views of the LHC tunnel sector 3-4, October 5, 2009. Maximilien Brice/CERN

Possible discovery in 2015 of a new particle in physics

Feb 16, 2015 - 12:10 AM

One of the world s most important machines for scientific discovery will be two times more powerful than before after undergoing major upgrades

DISCOVERIES AWAIT. Polish scientist, engineer, Andrzej Siemko riding a bike next to the LHC accelerator experiment (Large Hadron Collider) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Switzerland in 2013. File photo by Adam Warzawa/EPA

CERN gears up to relaunch high energy particle collider

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The LHC is scheduled to reopen next March for a second 3 year run and the makeover is expected to nearly double the energy levels achieved in its collisions

NEW ENERGY LEVEL. Polish scientist, engineer, Andrzej Siemko riding a bike next to the LHC accelerator experiment (Large Hadron Collider) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland, November 26, 2013. File photo by Adam Warzawa/EPA

Italian physicist Gianotti first woman to lead CERN

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:26 AM

Gianotti who joined CERN near Geneva in 1987 was project leader from 2009 to 2013 of the Atlas collaboration one of two teams tasked with finding the Higgs boson particle

Fabiola Gianotti, pictured here at the ATLAS detector, will be CERN's next Director-General. Image courtesy Claudia Marcelloni/CERN

Higgs quest deepens into realm of 'New Physics'

Jul 02, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Two years after making history by unearthing the Higgs boson physicists are broadening their probe into its identity hoping this will also solve other great cosmic mysteries

Over 10,000 high-current splices between LHC magnets will be opened and consolidated during the first Long Shutdown of the LHC. This image shows their installation in 2007. CERN photo

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

Mar 09, 2014 - 12:24 PM

An obscure young computer scientist at a European physics lab presented the idea of internet in his technical paper on March 1989

Higgs Boson scientists win the Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Physics Prize for the discovery of the the Higgs Boson

NOBEL LAUREATES. A combo of recent pictures taken on July 4, 2012 at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) offices in Switzerland shows British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (L) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

New tests back Standard Model of particle physics - CERN

Jul 19, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Tests at the world s biggest collider have provided the most exhaustive confirmation to date of the 4 decade old Standard Model

PROTON COLLISION. Protons collide in the CMS detector, producing a Bs particle that decays into two muons (red lines) in this event display from 2012. Image courtesy CMS/CERN

Higgs evidence mounts one year on, so too the suspense

Jul 02, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Evidence is mounting it may be the elusive Higgs boson even as researchers warn the suspense is far from over

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

The search for the first web page

May 27, 2013 - 10:51 AM

While the draft of the world s first webpage is still missing the search has led to an earlier version of the first webpage

THE MISSING DRAFT. Tim Berners-Lee and the world's first webpage. Photo from CERN

CERN recreates world's 1st website

Apr 30, 2013 - 5:44 PM

CERN celebrates 20 years of the Web

BACK IN 1993. The world wide web looked like this. Screen shot from CERN

New data 'strongly indicates' particle is Higgs boson

Mar 14, 2013 - 8:55 PM

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research says two of the characteristics of the subatomic particle discovered in 2012 indicates that it could be a Higgs

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Particle looking 'more and more' like Higgs - scientists

Mar 07, 2013 - 7:03 AM

The subatomic particle whose discovery was announced amid much fanfare last year is looking more and more like it could indeed be the elusive Higgs boson believed to explain why matter has mass

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

After Higgs Boson, scientists prepare for next quantum leap

Feb 14, 2013 - 1:48 PM

From Thursday February 14 the cutting edge facilities at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research CERN will begin winding down then go offline on Saturday February 16 for an 18 month upgrade

Over 10,000 high-current splices between LHC magnets will be opened and consolidated during the first Long Shutdown of the LHC. This image shows their installation in 2007. CERN photo

'God particle' discovery poses Nobel dilemma

Oct 07, 2012 - 9:53 AM

A dilemma for the Nobel jury: Should Physics prize go to Higgs boson discovery? If so who should get it?

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

New vigor in quest for Higgs boson

Aug 01, 2012 - 11:07 AM

Scientists at the CERN physics lab are smashing particles with new vigor in a quest to understand why matter has mass

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

'God particle' a gateway to new vision of universe

Jul 05, 2012 - 3:43 PM

Physicists say the potential discovery of the God particle could unlock some of the universe s great mysteries

Factfile: The Higgs boson

Jul 04, 2012 - 5:43 PM

Following is a factfile on the Higgs boson conceived as a sub atomic particle that confers substance Physicists on Wednesday July 4 said they had found a new sub atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Higgs-like particle found in 'milestone' for mankind

Jul 04, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Physicists on Wednesday July 4 said they had found a new sub atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson which is believed to confer mass

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Video preludes Higgs boson announcement

Jul 04, 2012 - 9:05 AM

A video from Europe s CERN physics lab apparently posted mistakenly on the eve of an announcement on the elusive God Particle reveals that a new subatomic particle has been observed in the relevant range

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS