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LS1 Report: Setting the bar high

LS1 Report: Setting the bar high | CERN | Scoop.it
This week LS1 successfully passed an important milestone: the first pressure test of a complete sector, sector 6-7.
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CERN to admit Israel as first new Member State since 1999 | CERN

CERN to admit Israel as first new Member State since 1999 | CERN | CERN | Scoop.it
Following a resolution unanimously adopted at today’s 169th session of the CERN Council, CERN is set to admit Israel as the Organization’s 21st Member State.
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Science and peace: taste the magic in the blend

Science and peace: taste the magic in the blend | CERN | Scoop.it
1954: CERN was born. The Laboratory was the first scientific pan-European endeavour. Just a few years after the Second World War, twelve European countries joined forces and built what has become the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.
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A thermosiphon for ATLAS

A new thermosiphon cooling system, designed for the ATLAS silicon detectors by CERN’s EN-CV team in collaboration with the experiment, will replace the current system in the next LHC run in 2014.
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LS1 Report: According to schedule

LS1 Report: According to schedule | CERN | Scoop.it
The AD’s BHN06 coils have been delivered back to CERN at long last from their repair at a Russian facility. The magnet will be reinstalled underneath the ATRAP experimental area, which has already been partially dismantled to make way for it.
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Prince of Asturias awards: a cultural programme open to all

Prince of Asturias awards: a cultural programme open to all | CERN | Scoop.it
On Thursday 24 October, CERN’s Director for Research and Computing Sergio Bertolucci joined Nobel Laureates Peter Higgs and François Englert in meeting with hundreds of students at Oviedo University.
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LS1 Report: Successful tests

LS1 Report: Successful tests | CERN | Scoop.it
At the PS Booster, the new beam dump and the associated shielding blocks surrounding it have been successfully installed and the installation of the beam transfer lines are now under way.
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CERN to Host the Thorium Energy Conference from 27 to 31 October, 2013

CERN is to host the Thorium Energy Conference ThEC13 on 27-31 October, 2013.
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#FakeNobelDelayReasons

#FakeNobelDelayReasons | CERN | Scoop.it
Tuesday’s hour-long delay of the Nobel Prize in Physics announcement was (and still is) quite the cause for speculation.
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Cloud and Grid: more connected that you might think?

Cloud and Grid: more connected that you might think? | CERN | Scoop.it
You may perceive the grid and the cloud to be two separate technologies: the grid as physical hardware and the cloud as virtual hardware simulated by running software. So how are the grid and the cloud being integrated at CERN?
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Ukraine to become Associate Member State of CERN | CERN

CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer and the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Kostyantyn Ivanovych Gryschenko, today signed a document admitting Ukraine to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by Ukraine’s Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.
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Peter W. Higgs and François Englert Win Nobel Prize in Physics for the Higgs Boson

Peter W. Higgs and François Englert Win Nobel Prize in Physics for the Higgs Boson | CERN | Scoop.it
Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work theorizing the Higgs boson as an explanation of subatomic particle mass.
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Open Days Guide: Kids invade CERN!

Open Days Guide: Kids invade CERN! | CERN | Scoop.it
Keep the whole family entertained with this mix of zany activities, performances and visits.
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Frédérick Bordry takes up his new position

Frédérick Bordry takes up his new position | CERN | Scoop.it
For Frédérick Bordry, the former head of the Technology (TE) Department, the new year brings a new start as CERN’s Director for Accelerators and Technology.
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CERN’s surveyors send sparks flying

CERN’s surveyors send sparks flying | CERN | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, we published an article on the three-dimensional laser scanner technique used at CERN to produce 3D images of the LHC tunnels and experiments (see the article here).
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LS1 Report: achieving the unachievable

LS1 Report: achieving the unachievable | CERN | Scoop.it
The dismantling and extraction of a defective DFBA module from LHC Point 6, announced a few weeks ago, has been completed without a hitch. The DFBAs in the LHC are unique and irreplaceable components that must be handled with care.
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Science in the service of energy

Science in the service of energy | CERN | Scoop.it
Meetings on the subject of energy have marked the past two weeks at CERN. The first was on how we use energy, the second on how we might generate it in the future. Both are important, not just for CERN, but for society as a whole.
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Thorium: in search of a global solution

Thorium: in search of a global solution | CERN | Scoop.it
Last week, an international conference held at CERN brought together the world’s main experts in the field of alternative nuclear technology for the first time to discuss the use of thorium for the production of energy and the destruction of...
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A word from Frédérick Bordry: Energy for future science

A word from Frédérick Bordry: Energy for future science | CERN | Scoop.it
With the second workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science wrapping up in the CERN Main Auditorium, Chairman Frédérick Bordry takes this opportunity to discuss how CERN is contributing to the Sustainable Science conversation.
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Peter Higgs, François Englert and the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research - NEWS - The Prince of Asturias Foundation

Peter Higgs, François Englert and the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research - NEWS - The Prince of Asturias Foundation | CERN | Scoop.it
Physicists Peter Higgs (UK) and François Englert (Belgium), together with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, for its acronym in French), were bestowed with the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research,...
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Word from the DG: A Nobel Prize for particle physics

Word from the DG: A Nobel Prize for particle physics | CERN | Scoop.it
I don't know about you, but for me that hour between 11:45 and 12:45 on Tuesday seemed to take a very long time to pass.
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LS1 Report: Replacing an antique

LS1 Report: Replacing an antique | CERN | Scoop.it
At the PS Booster, the old beam dump and the shielding blocks surrounding it have been removed (see here). Installation of the new beam dump is now under way (see video).
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European neutron research prepares for future challenges

European neutron research prepares for future challenges | CERN | Scoop.it
Neutrons are among the fundamental building blocks of matter. Some of the processes in which they are involved are responsible for energy generation in nuclear power plants.
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CERN's CLOUD experiment shines new light on climate change

CERN's CLOUD experiment shines new light on climate change | CERN | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the CLOUD experiment at CERN reports a major advance towards solving a long-standing enigma in climate science: how do aerosols - tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in the air -...
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Open Days Guide for the CERN-savvy

Open Days Guide for the CERN-savvy | CERN | Scoop.it
Do you think you know your Laboratory? Been there, done that? Well then prepare to be proven wrong! The CERN sites are hosting some spectacular tours, demonstrations and events to surprise even the most well-versed of CERNois.
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