CERN Control Centre powered down its Large Hadron Collider earlier this week for two years of maintenance and improvements after completing two years of a successful run. The upgrade will help scientists to expand their understanding of fundamental physics.
Energy December 7, 2018
Operators of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider were able to accelerate lead atoms for the first time. The successful experiment could one day lead to new forms of matter, including dark matter.
Material Science July 31, 2018
Through the CMS and ATLAS experiments at CERN's LHC, scientists were finally able to measure for the first time the direct interaction between the Higgs boson and top quark, two of the heaviest elementary particles. The relationship may lead to physics beyond the Standard Model.
Energy June 5, 2018
Physicists can now measure antimatter more precisely at a difference of a few parts of a trillion. However, this new finding further mystifies the formation of the universe and why antimatter does not exist.
Space April 6, 2018
A team of physicists from CERN is going to transport antimatter in a moving truck as part of an experiment. The antimatter road trip will also allow the researchers to know more about neutron stars.
Energy February 22, 2018
CERN physicists announce the unambiguous detection of long-theorized baryon particle. The Large Hadron Collider observes a particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark.
July 7, 2017
Linac 4, the new linear particle accelerator acquired by CERN, will deliver higher energy beams to the Large Hadron Collider, leading to a High Luminosity LHC. The scientific applications of this technology could benefit both cancer patients and art conservationists.
Material Science May 10, 2017
CERN scientists discovered five subatomic particles, which were excited states of Omega-c-zero, a baryon particle comprising two quarks and a charm quark. The excited states were carrying more energy than the standard particle of Omega-c-zero.
Energy March 28, 2017
CERN scientists were able to compare the light spectrums of matter and antimatter by blasting anti-hydrogen atoms with laser. How did the result fare with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics?
Energy December 19, 2016
CERN has run the first tests on the AWAKE experiment. The new experiment is an early attempt at producing wakefield acceleration and has the potential of shrinking particle accelerators to tabletop size.
Energy June 20, 2016
China wants to build a massive collider twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider. What does the Higgs Factory aim to accomplish?
Energy May 22, 2016
Scientists rejoice! The open data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider can help you explore the world of particle physics at your leisure. Here’s what is in it for you.
Energy April 26, 2016
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has uploaded 300 terabytes of data from the Large Hadron Collider for the public to use. This could help guide scientists and serve as educational tools for students.
Energy April 25, 2016
Physicists found that a newly discovered particle breaks down in a fashion different from theories predict. Could this be the beginning of the end for the standard model of physics?
Energy March 11, 2016
A miniature format of quark-gluon plasma which made up the universe shortly after the Big Bang was reproduced at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The primordial soup behaves like fluid albeit it does not have molecules of water but fundamental particles.
Energy February 11, 2016
CERN scientists are currently exploring the feasibility of a 100 tera-electron-volt (TeV) particle accelerator, with a new cooling design scheme that could slash the cost of cooling future machines. The 100 TeV collider will produce seven times the energy per collision that of the Large Hadron Collider.
Energy January 3, 2016
CERN will be welcoming Fabiola Gianotti as Director General starting Jan. 1, 2016. Check out the path she’s taken to become the first female leader of the world’s greatest particle physics lab.
Society December 24, 2015
With help from Tom Berners-Lee, a then-CERN scientist who is now known as the father of the World Wide Web, the organization published the first website ever 25 years ago today.
Internet December 21, 2015
CERN's Large Hadron Collider made a record collision between two heavy atomic nuclei. Two beams of lead nuclei were shot at each other on Nov. 17 and on Nov. 25, stable beams were declared.
Energy November 29, 2015
Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have possibly identified the ever-elusive 'glueball' — a particle made of pure nuclear force that 'sticks' other nuclear particles together.
Energy October 13, 2015
Deerhoof has taken to the Large Hadron Collider for a performance, highlighting the fact that CERN and Deerhoof are 'exploring the unknown.'
September 19, 2015
CERN scientist created the cosmic piano which uses particle data to produce live music. It already made a live musical debut at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland last year.
Energy September 9, 2015
Physicists recreate a unique form of matter that existed in the first microseconds following the Big Bang. The experiment could lead to better understanding of the very early universe, they say.
September 7, 2015
Engineers at CERN are building a miniature linear accelerator. Unlike the Large Hadron Collider, the mini-Linac is designed to have medical applications such as cancer treatments.
July 30, 2015
This week's science images look back 125 million years into the past with a new feathered dinosaur fossil and years into the future with the development of complex 3D structures made of white graphene that could one day imrpove heat regulation in electronics. Plus, a new particle called the pentaquark and the first glimpses of Pluto.
July 16, 2015
A new subatomic particle has been seen for the first time by researchers at the LHC. What is so bizarre about pentaquarks?
July 14, 2015
A coil to be used in an upgraded version of the Large Hadron Collider has passed tests and is set to be implemented into the design of the collider by 2025.
Animals June 29, 2015
After two years of downtime for upgrades, the LHC sets a new record for energies released in particle collisions. A test will pave the way for full experimental runs to begin in early June.
May 25, 2015
Particle accelerator at CERN is fired up after a 2-year upgrade and begins colliding particles as a tune-up for high-energy experiments. Physicists hope new work may yield clues to dark matter and antimatter.
May 5, 2015
The LHC successfully restarted after a $150 million upgrade. Scientists say more powerful experiments could yield clues into new mysteries of the universe, including dark matter.
April 6, 2015
The LHC reboot, delayed a week as researchers fixed a short circuit, should be on for the weekend. The upgraded particle accelerator could yield clues to secrets of the universe, including dark matter.
April 2, 2015
The Force is real, and it has been detected by physicists at the LHC particle accelerator. It's all as real as April 1.
April 1, 2015
Scientists at CERN in Europe say repairs to the LHC particle accelerator were successful and experiments will begin shortly. New runs of the massive atom smasher could confirm the existence of dark matter.
March 31, 2015
The Large Hadron Collider restart is delayed due to a short circuit. What does this mean for the world of physics?
March 24, 2015
Film combines dance, music, digital art to ask existential questions about our desire to understand the universe -- and our place within it. Film was partly shot within CERN's giant particle accelerator.
March 9, 2015
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest particle accelerator and the largest machine on Earth. A new film, called 'Symmetry' gives us a peek inside the complex machine by combining art and physics in one beautiful choreographed dance.
Geek March 9, 2015
Experiments using the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland may confirm a new theory that goes beyond the Standard Model of physics. The theory suggests Higgs boson could be one source of mysterious dark matter.
March 5, 2015
Homer Simpson may be portrayed as ignorant and incompetent in the animated TV series "The Simpsons" but the cartoon character has outsmarted the world's brightest minds by predicting the mass of the elementary particle Higgs Boson long before it was discovered.
Energy March 3, 2015
CERN atom smasher, now twice as powerful, is set to peer into the subatomic world once again. Hunt is on for new exotic particles that could help researchers understand more about dark matter.
Space February 16, 2015
With the Large Hadron Collider packing more energy, scientists hope it can discover the particles that make up dark matter and find other kinds of Higgs boson. It will restart in 2015 after undergoing two years of expensive upgrade.
Energy December 30, 2014
The Large Hadron Collider is nearly ready to go back online, but what mysteries could the world's largest particle accelerator uncover?
December 12, 2014
Citizen scientists are encouraged to join the effort to garner new understanding of the Higgs boson. An online database of images can be scanned for new hints about the so-called 'God particle.'
November 28, 2014
Data from the Large Hadron Collider has revealed two new sub-atomic particles. Scientists at CERN identified two new baryon particles.
Animals November 19, 2014
The Higgs boson was found for the first time in 2012 - or was it? Some researchers are now questioning whether the particle found was the elusive target, or something else.
November 9, 2014
What particle physicists announced as the Higgs boson may not have been the elusive "God particle" after all, some researchers say. It may have been an even more mysterious particle, the techni-higgs, they say.
November 8, 2014