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Touring the ATLAS particle experiment at CERN

At lunchtime today I was lucky enough to get a tour of the ATLAS particle experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.  A friend of mine works there and he arranged to take a few of us – and some lucky strangers who were stuck on the tour with us – to see the underground experiment.   518 more words

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Maybe it wasn't the Higgs particle after all

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014

Last year CERN announced the finding of a new elementary particle, the Higgs particle. But maybe it wasn’t the Higgs particle, maybe it just looks like it. 725 more words

Hmmm?

New Director General For CERN

This morning Cern council selected Fabiola Gianotti as the organisation’s next director general. The appointment will be formalised at the December session of council, and Dr Gianotti’s mandate will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years. 592 more words

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