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Physics - 06.08.2015
Magnets made of non-magnetic metals
Media Releases Materials Research Matter and Material Research Using Muons For the first time, an international research team headed by the University of Leeds has demonstrated how to generate magnetism in metals that aren't naturally magnetic. The discovery could help develop novel magnets for a wide range of technical applications, such as power generators or hard drives.

Physics - 27.07.2015
The latest results from the LHC experiments are presented in Vienna
Geneva/Vienna, 27 July 2015. The world particle-physics community has convened in Vienna for the 2015 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2015), where the latest results in the field are being presented and discussed. These include the first results from Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN , which are being presented for the very first time, less than two months after the experiments started to take data at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, following a two-year long shutdown.

Physics - 15.06.2015
CERN announces winners of its 2015 beamline for schools competition
Geneva, 15 June 2015. CERN today announced the winners of its 2015 beamline for schools competition.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.05.2015
CMS and LHCb experiments reveal new rare particle decay
Event displays of a candidate B0 s particle decaying into two muons in the CMS detector (left - Image: CMS/CERN) and in the LHCb detector (right - Image: CMS/CERN)                           Geneva, 13 May 2015. In an article , the CMS and LHCb collaborations describe the first observation of the very rare decay of the B0 s particle into two muon particles.

Physics - Innovation - 07.05.2015
US-CERN Agreement Paves Way for New Era of Scientific Discovery
Washington, 7 May 2015. A new agreement between the United States and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN ) signed today will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics, promising to yield new insights into fundamental particles and the nature of matter and our universe.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.04.2015
ICARUS neutrino experiment to move to Fermilab
Geneva, 22 April 2015. A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean from CERN to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy' 2 s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 3 . The 760-ton, 20-metre-long detector took data for the ICARUS experiment at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics 4 ' (INFN) Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy from 2010 to 2014, using a beam of neutrinos sent through the earth from CERN.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.04.2015
Physics community to discuss latest results of the AMS experiment
Geneva, 15 April 2015. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS ) collaboration will present today the latest results in its quest to understand the origin of cosmic rays and dark matter. These intriguing results will be shared and discussed during the "AMS days" starting today at CERN 2 , with many of the world's leading theoretical physicists and principal investigators of some of the major experiments exploring the field of cosmic-ray physics.

Physics - 05.04.2015
Proton beams are back in the LHC
Geneva, 5 April 2015. After two years of intense maintenance and consolidation, and several months of preparation for restart, the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, is back in operation.

Physics - 20.03.2015
Nanometres in 3D
Nanometres in 3D
Media Releases Matter and Material Research Using Synchrotron Light Microand Nanotechnology Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) have created 3D images of tiny objects showing details down to 25 nanometres (1 nanometre = 1 millionth of a millimetre). In addition to the shape, the scientists determined how particular chemical elements were distributed in their sample and whether these elements were in a chemical compound or in their pure state.

Physics - 17.03.2015
LHC experiments join forces to zoom in on the Higgs boson
Geneva, 17 March 2015. Today during the 50 th session of "Rencontres de Moriond" in La Thuile Italy, ATLAS and CMS presented for the first time a combination of their results on the mass of the Higgs boson. The combined mass of the Higgs boson is m H = 125.09 ± 0.24 (0.21 stat. ± 0.11 syst.) GeV, which corresponds to a measurement precision of better than 0.2%.

Physics - Materials Science - 12.01.2015
Batman lights the way to compact data storage
Batman lights the way to compact data storage
Media Releases Matter and Material Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have succeeded in switching tiny, magnetic structures using laser light and tracking the change over time. In the process, a nanometre-sized area bizarrely reminiscent of the Batman logo appeared.

Physics - Electroengineering - 18.12.2014
Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity
Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity
EPFL scientists take a significant step in our understanding of superconductivity by studying the strange quantum events in a unique superconducting material. Cuprates are materials with great promise for achieving superconductivity at higher temperatures (-120 o C). This could mean low-cost electricity without energy loss.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.12.2014
Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter
EPFL scientists have picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, and say it could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter. If confirmed, it could open up new perspectives in cosmology. Could there finally be tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter in the Universe? After sifting through reams of X-ray data, scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC) and Leiden University believe they could have identified the signal of a particle of dark matter.

Life Sciences - Physics - 15.12.2014
Shortcut to protein portraits
Shortcut to protein portraits
Public & Media Explore the world of PSI Scientists & Users For the scientific community Industry & the Economy Transfer and collaboration opportunities Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Biology All living organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on proteins to perform their vital functions.

Physics - 12.12.2014
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider gears up for run 2
Geneva, 12 December 2014. CERN announced today at the 174 th session of the CERN Council that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up for its second three-year run.

Physics - Life Sciences - 12.12.2014

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 20.11.2014
CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments
Geneva, 20 November 2014. CERN launched today its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments will for the first time be made openly available to all.

Physics - 04.11.2014
CERN Council selects next Director-General
Geneva, 4 November 2014. At its 173 rd Closed Session today, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization's next Director-General.

Physics - Materials Science - 19.10.2014
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
Media Releases Matter and Material Materials Research Research Using Synchrotron Light New effect might be important for emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity An international team of researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University (both California) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) has observed a new, unexpected kind of behaviour in copper-based high-temperature superconductors – materials that are capable of conducting electric current without any loss when cooled to low enough temperatures.

Physics - Music - 29.09.2014
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Geneva, 29 September 2014. Today, CERN , the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries.

Physics - Business / Economics - 18.09.2014
CERN and APS announce partnership for Open Access
Geneva, 18 September 2014. The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN ) jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection to be Open Access.

Physics - Health - 16.09.2014
Nanosurf - An Atomic Force Microscope Manufacturer in Baselland
Nanosurf is a company based in Liestal which has been developing and manufacturing unique scanning probe microscopes for almost two decades.

Physics - Materials Science - 04.09.2014
Mit Licht neues Material erzeugt
Mit Licht neues Material erzeugt
Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Large Scale Facilities Materials Research Matter and Material SwissFEL SwissFEL Experiments PSI researchers garner experience for SwissFEL experiments Aided by short laser flashes, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute have managed to temporarily change a material's properties to such a degree that they have – to a certain extent –created a new material.

Physics - Materials Science - 30.07.2014
Insulator makes electrons move in an ordered way
Insulator makes electrons move in an ordered way
Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Materials Research Matter and Material Novel material shows properties necessary for spintronic devices The motion of electrons is at the heart of most electronic applications. However, in the quest for the next generation of devices, researchers are also interested in manipulating the electrons' spins – their traits that make them into tiny magnets.

Physics - Materials Science - 11.07.2014

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.07.2014
Results from CERN presented at ICHEP
Geneva, 7 July 2014. Speaking at press conference held during the 37 th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP, in Valencia, Spain this morning CERN Director General Rolf Heuer gave a resume of results from CERN that are being presented. The conference, which began last Thursday with three days of parallel sessions, now moves on to plenary sessions until Wednesday, summing up the current state of the art in the field.

Health - Physics - 02.07.2014
Impressions of the CLINAM 2014, June 23-25, in Basel
Three most interesting and demanding days of the CLINAM are over.  Once again the European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine, short CLINAM, presented an impressive and dense programm with reknown  speakers followed by intense discussions.

Physics - Event - 23.06.2014
CERN announces LHC restart schedule
Geneva, 23 June 2014. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has started to get ready for its second three-year run.

Physics - Chemistry - 16.06.2014
Ice in fuel cells imaged directly for the first time
Ice in fuel cells imaged directly for the first time
Media Releases Energy and Environment Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have succeeded in imaging the distribution of frozen and liquid water in a hydrogen fuel cell directly for the first time. They applied a new imaging technique that uses successively two beams with different neutron energies to distinguish between areas with liquid water and those with ice extremely reliably.

Physics - Materials Science - 11.06.2014
Sixteen nanometres in 3D
Sixteen nanometres in 3D
Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light World-record resolution in tomography with hard X-rays Tomography enables the interior of a vast range of objects to be depicted in 3D – from cellular structures to technical appliances. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) have now devised a method that opens up new scales of tomographic imaging and will thus make the detailed study of representative volumes of biological tissue and materials science specimens possible in future.

Physics - 06.06.2014
CERN announces winners of its first beam line for schools competition
Geneva, 6 June 2014. CERN today announced the winners of its first beam line for schools competition.

Physics - Chemistry - 03.06.2014
CERN’s ALPHA experiment measures charge of antihydrogen
Geneva, 3 June 2014. In a paper published today, the ALPHA experiment at CERN 's Antiproton Decelerator (AD) reports a measurement of the electric charge of antihydrogen atoms, finding it to be compatible with zero to eight decimal places. Although this result comes as no surprise, since hydrogen atoms are electrically neutral, it is the first time that the charge of an antiatom has been measured to high precision.

Life Sciences - Physics - 26.05.2014
A new molecule for high-resolution cell imaging
A new molecule for high-resolution cell imaging
Cells have their own tiny skeletons that are responsible for many important cellular functions. EPFL scientists have developed novel fluorescent probes for imaging these important structures easily and with unprecedented resolution.

Physics - Life Sciences - 26.05.2014
New insight into photosynthesis
New insight into photosynthesis
Media Releases Biology Research Using Neutrons Large Scale Facilities The way that algae and plants respond to light has been reinterpreted based on results from experiments studying real-time structural changes in green algae. Under particular lighting conditions during photosynthesis, the well-ordered stacking and alignment of light-sensitive membranes in the algae are disrupted.

Physics - Chemistry - 23.05.2014
Nominations of EPFL professors
Nominations of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of three professors at EPFL.

Materials Science - Physics - 16.05.2014
Solar Thermal Panels: Black is Back!
Solar Thermal Panels: Black is Back!
Solar thermal panels developed at EPFL are are dressed up in unique and patented new materials. Researchers created a stronger black coating that retains its original color and thereby its absorption properties much longer than traditional panels. Like most elements of a building, the lifespan of a solar thermal panel is between 25 and 30 years.

Physics - 12.05.2014
Turkey to become Associate Member State of CERN
Geneva, 12 May 2014. CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Mr Taner Yildiz, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey today signed an agreement admitting Turkey to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Meclis.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 08.04.2014
Astral matter from the Paul Scherrer Institute
Media Releases Matter and Material Processes in stars recreated with isotopes from PSI To understand why chemical elements exist in certain amounts on Earth, processes that take place in exploding stars – supernovae – need to be studied. After all, much of the matter that makes up the earth was formed in a supernova billions of years ago and hurled into space by the explosion.

Chemistry - Physics - 04.04.2014
Fuel cell know-how from the Paul Scherrer Institute at the core of the SBB minibar
Fuel cell know-how from the Paul Scherrer Institute at the core of the SBB minibar
Media Releases Energy and Environment On 4 April 2014 SBB is to launch a new minibar model in its Intercity trains.

Innovation - Physics - 28.03.2014
CERN and ESA sign cooperation agreement
ESA Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, and CERN Director General, Rolf Heuer, after the signature of a cooperation agreement Geneva, 28 March 2014.

Event - Physics - 18.03.2014
CERN celebrates 60 years of science for peace
Geneva, 18 March 2014. CERN is celebrating 60 years of science for peace in 2014, with events at the Organization's Geneva laboratory and in its Members States.

Physics - Materials Science - 24.02.2014
The proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute: forty years of top-flight research
The proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute: forty years of top-flight research
Media Releases Large Scale Facilities Research Using Muons Research Using Neutrons Particle Physics Matter and Material Materials research, particle physics, molecular biology, archaeology – fo

Physics - Innovation - 06.02.2014
CERN prepares its long-term future
Geneva, 6 February 2014. Particle physics takes the long-term view. Originally conceived in the 1980s, the LHC took another 25 years to come into being.

Physics - Chemistry - 21.01.2014
CERN experiment produces first beam of antihydrogen atoms for hyperfine study
Geneva, 21 January 2014. The ASACUSA experiment at CERN 2 has succeeded for the first time in producing a beam of antihydrogen atoms. In a paper published today , the ASACUSA collaboration reports the unambiguous detection of 80 antihydrogen atoms 2.7 metres downstream of their production, where the perturbing influence of the magnetic fields used initially to produce the antiatoms is small.

Environment - Physics - 17.12.2013
Experiments in the clouds – how soot influences the climate
Experiments in the clouds – how soot influences the climate
Media Releases Energy and Environment Environment PSI-researcher Martin Gysel receives prestigious European funding (ERC Consolidator Grant) for his studies on the role of soot in cloud formation and global warming.

Life Sciences - Physics - 06.12.2013
Seven professors nominated at EPFL
Seven professors nominated at EPFL
At its meeting held in December, the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology appointed seven professors at EPFL. Drazen Dujic as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering (STI) . Drazen Dujic is an experienced researcher with a focus on power electronics.

Music - Physics - 26.11.2013
The Music of Physics - Third open competition, Collide@CERN Geneva 2014 award announced
Geneva, 26 November 2013. CERN , the City and The Republic and Canton of Geneva announce today the 2014 open competition for the Collide @ CERN Geneva artist in residency award 2 .