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LHCb: full-steam strategy pays off

LHCb looks at LHC proton collisions from a special angle. The experiment studies rare decays of the B particle to look into the physical processes that might hide new physics. Designed to operate at moderate luminosity, LHCb has been more daring for the last year and is running at conditions tougher than the nominal. The new strategy is paying off, as important physics results have just started to emerge… >>

Schools out – but not at CERN

For schools around the world, summer is a time of relaxation, but not at CERN. This is the time of year that summer students descend on us from around the world, giving the lab a refreshing summertime rejuvenation. >>

LHC Report: 2 inverse femtobarns!

The LHC is enjoying a confluence of twos. This morning (Friday 5 August) we passed 2 inverse femtobarns delivered in 2011; the peak luminosity is now just over 2 x1033 cm-2s-1; and recently fill 2000 was in for nearly 22 hours and delivered around 90 inverse picobarns, almost twice 2010's total. >>

Small ripple shakes a roomful of physicists

After the exciting results announced by CERN physicists at the EPS conference, the CERN Quantum Diaries blog gave an insightful recap of the news. Here's what blogger, Pauline Gagnon, reported... >>

Matter-antimatter: balancing the scales

Using its innovative experimental set-up, the Japanese-European ASACUSA collaboration recently succeeded in measuring the mass of the antiprotons with an unprecedented accuracy. This has been made possible by applying extremely high-precision laser techniques. >>

CERN openlab promotes high-tech internships in a multicultural setting

Every year, hundreds of summer students bring a breath of fresh air to CERN, filling the restaurants and auditoriums with new energy. Among them, you’ll find 15 students from 13 countries whose main interests lie in computing: the CERN openlab summer students. >>

Summertime and the studying is easy

The 2011 edition of one of CERN's most successful educational projects received over 1700 applications for the 255 places available. The participants came from 66 different countries across every continents. >>

CERN opens up its control rooms to youngsters

CERN is inviting 13 to 18 year-olds to come and spend a couple of hours in the control rooms of the LHC and its experiments. Registration is now open. >>

iphones, Androids, and history repeating

Remember when everyone was bashing Bill Gates because his operating system was insecure and a primary target for malicious software? While Microsoft has (tried to) improved on this, the IT world keeps on turning and the new target is your mobile phone. The Android and iPhone market is still growing. Can you live without your mobile phone today? Probably not. Mobile phones have become part of our identity. >>

News from the Library: 2010 A record year for CERN publications

Last year, CERN authors published more articles than in any previous year. >>

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