From the CERN web: an 11T magnet, EPS-HEP2015 and more

This new section highlights articles, blog posts and press releases published in the CERN web environment over the past two weeks. This way, you won’t miss a thing...


The coil for the 11-Tesla superconducting dipole magnet model at CERN.

Successful tests of a HL-LHC dipole magnet model
31 July - by Corinne Pralavorio

At the start of the summer, the teams developing the magnets for the future HL-LHC were in high spirits. On 16 June, a 11-Tesla superconducting dipole magnet model manufactured at CERN reached record performance levels, surpassing those of its predecessors. The model was tested in a special cryostat in hall SM18 and its magnetic field intensity exceeded 11-Tesla after just six quenches: a much faster increase in intensity than previous models. 

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The latest results from the LHC experiments are presented in Vienna
27 July - CERN press release

The world particle-physics community has convened in Vienna for the 2015 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2015), where the latest results in the field are being presented and discussed. These include the first results from Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, which are being presented for the very first time, less than two months after the experiments started to take data at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, following a two-year long shutdown.

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The Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector. (Image: LUCID)

First results from cosmic-ray detector designed by students
20 July - by Stephanie Hills

The first results from the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector (LUCID) have been presented at the 2015 UK National Astronomy Meeting. Students from the Simon Langton Grammar School, UK, devised this satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind.

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Illustration of the possible layout of the quarks in a pentaquark particle such as those discovered at LHCb.

CERN’s LHCb experiment reports observation of exotic pentaquark particles
14 July - CERN press release

Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks. The collaboration has submitted a paper reporting these findings to the journal Physical Review Letters.

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