Tag Archives: CERN

Beams Come Knocking at CERN LHC Door, Why?

Last weekend, proton beams came knocking on the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) door of CERN institute, from the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and into the two LHC injection lines, and the proton beams were stopped just short of entering the accelerator. Although the actual physics run will not start until 2015, the LHC Operations team used these tests to check ...

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IIT-Madras to Partner with CERN, Higgs Boson Inventor

Madras IIT has become the first member of collaboration with CERN towork on the ATLAS experiment that helped find the God Particle, Higgs Boson, by the Large Hadron Collider. With this, Indian Institute of Technology – Madras will join other similar reputed Indian institutes like TIFR, BARC and IISc, which vae been partnering with CERN on its prestigious LHC experiment. ...

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Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, part of Higgs Boson Team, to take over as CERN chief

At its 173rd Closed Session, CERN Council has selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the next Director-General and her mandate will begin on 1 January 2016 for five years. “We were extremely impressed with all three candidates put forward by the search committee,” said President of Council Agnieszka Zalewska. “Fabiola Gianotti is an excellent choice to be my ...

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Not Higgs Boson or God Particle, But Could Be Some Other, Say Physicists

After the hype over discovering the so-called ‘God Particle’ or Higgs Boson, recent revelations do not debunk the possibility that CERN has discovered the Higgs particle in 2012 but say it is equally possible that it is a different kind of particle. An international research team has scrutinized the existing scientific data from CERN about the newfound particle and published ...

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CERN Space Experiment AMS Aboard ISS Reveals Interesting Facts

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration aboard the International Space Station based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector  showed new insights into the nature of the mysterious excess of positrons observed in the flux of cosmic rays. The findings are published today in the journal Physical Review Letters. Cosmic rays are particles commonly ...

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CERN to Organize Second TEDx Conference on Future, Innovative Projects

CERN, the centre for global particle physics, will be hosting a second TEDx conference on 24 September 2014 on the theme “Forward: Charting the future with science” and some 15 speakers will present their innovative projects, which apply science to respond to problems facing the world today. The symposium will be grouped into three themed sessions – “adapt”, “change” and ...

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How CERN inspired Entrepreneurs to go for E-mail encryption?

In the wake of Google’s recent move to encrypt its e-mail platform Gmail, it is time to reckon the inspiration that the CERN has provided for three entrepreneurs who visited the facility and realised the need for a secure e-mail platform after using the ProtonMail of the institute. The three young entrepreneurs, after their trip to CERN, have launched ProtonMailExternal ...

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CERN, ESA Remember Founder Almadi, Sign Agreement on Future Research

Global anti-matter research centre CERN has signed a framework agreement with ESA for future cooperation on research and technology in areas of mutual interest. This year is CERN’s 60th anniversary and ESA’s 50th, making the signature an opportunity to celebrate the memory of a scientist who was a founding father of both organizations: the Italian, Edoardo Amaldi (1908 –1989). Future ...

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