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Physics - 08.05.2012
CERN awards major contract for computer infrastructure hosting to Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Hungary
Geneva, 8 May 2012. CERN 1 today signed a contract with the Wigner Research Centre for Physics 2 in Budapest for an extension to the CERN data centre.

Mathematics - Physics - 30.04.2012
Modeling Avalanches:
Modeling Avalanches: "We're still in the kitchen."
Christophe Ancey warns against relying blindly on the output of computational avalanche models to evaluate the safety of alpine areas. Recent events prove him right. Christophe Ancey, head of EPFL's Laboratory for Environmental Hydraulics, is an expert in modeling avalanches and other environmental flows.

Physics - Innovation - 27.04.2012
Retention of radioactive iodine in serious NPP accidents
Retention of radioactive iodine in serious NPP accidents
The Paul Scherrer Institute and industrial company CCI AG have signed a licencing agreement for iodine filtration processes In the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan last year, the radioactive compounds that escaped from the plant caused both human and environmental damage.

Physics - Materials Science - 18.04.2012
Physicists observe the splitting of an electron inside a solid
Physicists observe the splitting of an electron inside a solid
An electron has been observed to decay into two separate parts, each carrying a particular property of the electron: a spinon carrying its spin – the property making the electron behave as a tiny compass needle – and an orbiton carrying its orbital moment – which arises from the electron's motion around the nucleus.

Physics - 17.04.2012
Prof. Renť Wasserman Award 2012 - Jin Wang
Prof. Renť Wasserman Award 2012 - Jin Wang
Ferroelectric Nanowires : an Investigation in Synthesis, Characterization, Functionality, and Modeling of Finite Size Effects.

Physics - 16.04.2012
PALM microscopy allowed the determination of GPCR clusters
PALM microscopy allowed the determination of GPCR clusters
Cell-type-specific β2 adrenergic receptor clusters identified using photo-activated localization microscopy are not lipid raft related, but depend on actin cytoskeleton integrity.

Physics - 13.04.2012
Spectroscopic evidence of the Peierls transition
Spectroscopic evidence of the Peierls transition
Evidence for a Peierls phase-transition in a three-dimensional multiple charge-density waves solid. Recent research on low dimensional solids lead to the discovery of the frist two-dimensional material, graphene. While a mono-dimensional chain of atoms was never produced, it can be found as a substructure in several materials.

Life Sciences - Physics - 12.04.2012
Nanopore Detection of Single Molecule RNAP-DNA Transcription Complex
Nanopore Detection of Single Molecule RNAP-DNA Transcription Complex
Nanopore Detection of Single Molecule RNAP-DNA Transcription Complex. In the past decade, a number of single-molecule methods have been developed with the aim of investigating single protein and nucleic acid interactions.

Physics - 05.04.2012
LHC physics data taking gets underway at new record collision energy of 8TeV
LHC physics data taking gets underway at new record collision energy of 8TeV Geneva, 5 April 2012. At 3:38 CEST this morning, the LHC shift crew declared 'stable beams' as two 4 TeV proton beams were brought into collision at the LHC's four interaction points. This signals the start of physics data taking by the LHC experiments for 2012.

Physics - 12.03.2012
CERN welcomes its first artist in residence
CERN welcomes its first artist in residence Geneva, 12 March 2012. Creative collisions have begun at CERN 1 with the arrival of Julius von Bismarck as the laboratory's first Collide@CERN artist in residence.

Innovation - Physics - 09.03.2012
A major contract has been signed for the supply of solar panels derived from CERN technology
Geneva, 9 March 2011. At Geneva International Airport today SRB Energy delivered the first of the solar panels that will form one of the largest solar energy systems of Switzerland.

Physics - 09.03.2012
Nonlinear Correlation Spectroscopy (NLCS)
Nonlinear Correlation Spectroscopy (NLCS)
A novel concept for optical spectroscopy. The group of Theo Lasser (Laboratoire d'optique biomťdicale LOB) present a novel concept for optical spectroscopy called nonlinear correlation spectroscopy (NLCS). NLCS analyses coherent field fluctuations of the second and third harmonic light generated by diffusing nanoparticles.

Physics - Chemistry - 07.03.2012
CERN experiment makes spectroscopic measurement of antihydrogen
CERN experiment makes spectroscopic measurement of antihydrogen Geneva, 7 March 2012. In a paper published online today by the journal Nature , the ALPHA collaboration at CERN 1 reports an important milestone on the way to measuring the properties of antimatter atoms. This follows news reported in June last year that the collaboration had routinely trapped antihydrogen atoms for long periods of time.

Physics - 05.03.2012
LHCb experiment squeezes the space for expected new physics
LHCb experiment squeezes the space for expected new physics Geneva, 5 March 2012. Results presented by the LHCb collaboration this evening at the annual 'Rencontres de Moriond' conference, held this year in La Thuile, Italy, have put one of the most stringent limits to date on the current theory of particle physics, the Standard Model.

Life Sciences - Physics - 22.02.2012
Phage tails contain a central spike protein
Phage tails contain a central spike protein
Phage Pierces the Host Cell Membrane with the Iron-Loaded Spike. Bacteriophages with contractile tails and the bacterial type VI secretion system have been proposed to use a special protein to create an opening in the host cell membrane during infection.

Physics - 13.02.2012
LHC to run at 4 TeV per beam in 2012
LHC to run at 4 TeV per beam in 2012 Geneva, 13 February 2012. CERN 1 today announced that the LHC will run with a beam energy of 4 TeV this year, 0.5 TeV higher than in 2010 and 2011.

Physics - 13.02.2012
The art of shutting down a nuclear plant
The art of shutting down a nuclear plant
GaŽtan Girardin, researcher in nuclear engineering, gives us the key to understanding nuclear reactor safety.

Physics - 09.02.2012
Nanoelectronics: Ferroelectric devices show potential
Nanoelectronics: Ferroelectric devices show potential
News and Views The quest for a non-volatile memory technology that offers high storage density, high read and write speeds, and low power consumption has triggered intense research into new materials, mechanisms and device architectures. Among the successful memory technologies to emerge from these efforts have been the atomic switch, the resistive RAM and the magnetic tunnel junction.

Physics - 07.02.2012
Using heat for storing data
Using heat for storing data
Laser pulse changes magnetization of storage media faster and is more energy efficient than external magnetic fields An international research team has demonstrated a new way to record information on a magnetic medium without the use of a magnetic field. Instead, they found that they could record information using only a heat pulse.

Materials Science - Physics - 01.02.2012
Advanced light management in high efficiency thin-film silicon solar
Advanced light management in high efficiency thin-film silicon solar
Silicon Filaments in Silicon Oxide for Next-Generation Photovoltaics. The group of Christophe Ballif (PV-LAB - Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory ) demonstrate, on the basis of advanced TEM techniques, a new, mixed phase Si/SiO2 material, which they call filamentous SiOx.

Physics - 23.01.2012
The origin of midgap states revisited
The origin of midgap states revisited
Large-Scale Simulations of a-Si:H: The Origin of Midgap States Revisited. Large-scale classical and quantum simulations are used to generate a-Si:H structures.

Physics - Electroengineering - 23.01.2012
It works: Ultrafast magnetic processes observed
It works: Ultrafast magnetic processes observed “live” using an X-ray laser
In first-of-their-kind experiments performed at the American X-ray laser LCLS, a collaboration led by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute has been able to precisely follow how the magnetic structure of a material changes. The study was carried out on cupric oxide (CuO). The change of structure was initiated by a laser pulse, and then, with the help of short X-ray pulses, near-instantaneous images were obtained at different points in time for individual intermediate steps during the process.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.01.2012
Imaging nuclear and mitochondrial DNA
Imaging nuclear and mitochondrial DNA
Live-Cell dSTORM of Cellular DNA Based on Direct DNA Labeling. Super-resolution (SR) fluorescence imaging relies on specially adapted microscopes and analysis software, but equally important are the fluorescent probes used to label biological proteins and molecules of interest.

Physics - 13.01.2012
One step closer to controlling nuclear fusion
One step closer to controlling nuclear fusion
Using a heating system, physicists have succeeded for the first time in preventing the development of instabilities in an efficient alternative way relevant to a future nuclear fusion reactor.

Physics - 02.01.2012
New ICASSP papers
New ICASSP papers
4 papers accepted for publication at IEEE ICASSP 2012. Recent LTS4 works about distributed detection with GT, distributed quantized consensus averaging, joint reconstruction of correlated compressed signals and dictionary learning on graphs have been accepted at IEEE ICASSP 2012. More info.

Physics - 26.12.2011
New TIP Submission
New TIP Submission
Learning of Pattern Transformation Manifolds, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 18.12.2011
420 magical moments in space...
420 magical moments in space...
A new tool to calculate the orientation of a satellite with respect to the Earth, developed by EPFL students, will be on board a European Space Agency rocket scheduled to launch in March 2012.

Physics - 16.12.2011
Serbia set to become Associate Member State of CERN
Serbia set to become Associate Member State of CERN Geneva, 16 December 2011. At its 161st meeting at CERN 1 today, the CERN Council unanimously voted to admit the Republic of Serbia to Associate Membership as the pre-stage to Membership of CERN.

Physics - 15.12.2011
European particle physics plots course for the future
European particle physics plots course for the future Geneva, 15 December 2011. CERN 1 Council today announced an Open Symposium to be held on 10-13 September 2012 at Cracow, Poland for the purpose of updating the European Strategy for Particle Physics.

Physics - 13.12.2011
ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status
ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status 13 December 2011. In a seminar held at CERN 1 today, the ATLAS 2 and CMS 3 experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. Their results are based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive statement on the existence or non-existence of the elusive Higgs.

Chemistry - Physics - 02.12.2011
Chemistry - A European Journal Volume 17, Issue 47, page 13106, 2011
Chemistry - A European Journal Volume 17, Issue 47, page 13106, 2011
Interfacial Complexation Reactions of Sr2+ with Octyl(phenyl)-N,N-diisobutylcarbamoyl methylphosphine Oxide for Understanding Its Extraction in Reprocessing Spent Nuclear Fuels. Stoichiometry and complexation equilibrium constants for the extraction of strontium from spent nuclear fuels at water room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) interfaces are very important for medicinal use of radioisotopes and remediation of contaminated environments.

Physics - Career - 23.11.2011

Physics - Career - 23.11.2011

Physics - Innovation - 16.11.2011
CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade
CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade Geneva, 16 November 2011.

Physics - Life Sciences - 10.11.2011
Puzzled by uranium
Puzzled by uranium
In sites scattered across the Earth, the extraction and processing of uranium for nuclear fuel and weapons has left aquifers contaminated. Immobilizing the contaminant through the action of bacteria has been considered a potential solution to limit its transport away from the contamination site. A recent article by Professor Rizlan Bernier-Latmani and collaborators, published last week in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, points to new unknowns and paints a more complex picture.

Physics - Electroengineering - 10.11.2011
3D ripples in a 2D layer.
3D ripples in a 2D layer.
Ripples and Layers in Ultrathin MoS2 Membranes. Single-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a newly emerging two-dimensional semiconductor with a potentially wide range of applications in the fields of nanoelectronics and energy harvesting.

Physics - 28.09.2011
CERN sets course for extra-low-energy antiprotons
CERN sets course for extra-low-energy antiprotons Geneva, 28 September 2011. The kick-off meeting for ELENA, the Extra Low Energy Antiproton Ring, starts today at CERN 1 . Approved by CERN Council in June this year, ELENA is scheduled to deliver its first antiprotons in 2016. This week's kick-off meeting brings together scientists from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

Physics - 16.09.2011
Israel to become Associate Member State of CERN
CERN Director General Rolf Heuer, Israeli Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, H.E. Mr. Aharon Leshno-Yaar and CERN Council president Michel Spiro shake hands.

Environment - Physics - 15.09.2011
Plants create a water reserve in the soil
Plants create a water reserve in the soil
Experiments performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) reveal that a zone of higher water concentration exists around the roots of a plant.

Physics - Materials Science - 09.09.2011
An upside-down cake throws a new light on photovoltaics
An upside-down cake throws a new light on photovoltaics
Do better with less. That is the challenge the researchers from EPFL have set for themselves. Their specialty: manufacturing solar cells that are one thousand times thinner than conventional cells.

Physics - 26.08.2011
CERN’s LHCb experiment takes precision physics to a new level
CERN's LHCb experiment takes precision physics to a new level Geneva, 26 August 2011. Results to be presented by CERN 1 's LHCb experiment at the biennial Lepton-Photon conference in Mumbai, India on Saturday 27 August are becoming the most precise yet on particles called B mesons, which provide a way to investigate matter-antimatter asymmetry.

Physics - 22.08.2011
LHC experiments present latest results at Mumbai conference
LHC experiments present latest results at Mumbai conference Geneva, 22 August 2011. Results from the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, presented at the biennial Lepton-Photon conference in Mumbai, India today, show that the elusive Higgs particle, if it exists, is running out of places to hide. Proving or disproving the existence the Higgs boson, which was postulated in the 1960s as part of a mechanism that would confer mass on fundamental particles, is among the main goals of the LHC scientific programme.

Physics - 08.08.2011
Volunteer computing project LHC@home
CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre Geneva, 8 August 2011.

Physics - 28.07.2011
CERN experiment weighs antimatter with unprecedented accuracy
CERN experiment weighs antimatter with unprecedented accuracy
CERN experiment weighs antimatter with unprecedented accuracy Geneva, 28 July 2011. the Japanese-European ASACUSA experiment at CERN 1 reported a new measurement of the antiproton's mass accurate to about one part in a billion. Precision measurements of the antiproton mass provide an important way to investigate nature's apparent preference for matter over antimatter.