From the CERN web: LHCb, ATLAS, ILC and more

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



LHCb sees small deviations from the lepton universality
1 September – LHCb collaboration

The LHCb experiment at CERN has made the first measurement at a hadron collider of B meson decays that have already shown small deviations from the predictions of the Standard Model in earlier studies at an electron-positron collider.

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The figure shows the density of allowed supersymmetric models before and after the ATLAS Run 1 searches. The missing points have been ruled out by the LHC data. The x-axis shows the mass of the supersymmetric dark matter particle, while the y-axis shows the predicted density of those particles in the universe.

ATLAS is narrowing down the theoretical candidates for dark matter
25 August – ATLAS collaboration

The results presented by the ATLAS collaboration at the SUSY 2015 conference in California show how ATLAS Run 1 searches have ruled out progressively more supersymmetric models that have until now been plausible theoretical candidates for dark matter particles. Ongoing collisions at 13 TeV are testing the (still) allowed region for heavier masses.

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ILC collaboration celebrates 10th anniversary
21 August – ILC collaboration

Ten years ago, an international group of scientists met in Snowmass, Colorado, to discuss the concept and design of a future linear particle collider, which they called the International Linear Collider (ILC).

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As well as taking part in the recent webfest, the CERN openlab summer students have been enjoying a range of cultural activities together. Clockwise, starting from the top-left corner, the ‘Best Innovative Outreach’ prize-winning team: Gabriella Azzopardi, Siddha Ganju, Shubham Gupta, Anirudha Bose, and Harun Urhan.

CERN openlab students create network of cosmic ray detectors
19 August – CERN openlab

CERN openlab summer students created a distributed network of cosmic ray detectors during the CERN Summer Student Webfest. The network of devices can then be used to analyse data, as well as to examine results and disseminate them to the public. They have been awarded the ‘Best Innovative Outreach’ prize.

Also, some of the students enrolled in this year’s Programme have shared their opinions on this unique experience, which can be read here.

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Explore the Secrets of the Universe at the LHC
7 August 2015 - @sotufilm

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— SecretsOfTheUniverse (@sotufilm) August 7, 2015

The competition is now over but there is still some work in progress, please visit the project's webpage for up-to-date information.