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Physics - 21.07.2011
LHC experiments present their latest results at Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics
Geneva, 21 July 2011. The first of the major summer conferences for particle physics opens today in Grenoble. All of the LHC experiments will be presenting results, and a press conference is scheduled for Monday 25 July. The conference follows an extremely successful start to LHC running in 2011, and results are eagerly awaited.

Physics - 24.06.2011
CERN Council looks forward to summer conferences and new members
CERN Council looks forward to summer conferences and new members
CERN Council looks forward to summer conferences and new members Geneva, 24 June 2011.

Electroengineering - Physics - 23.06.2011
Back from Beijing prize in hand
A group of EPFL students is returning from Beijing with the third place prize from the international iCAN micro- and nanotechnology contest.

Physics - 17.06.2011
LHC achieves 2011 data milestone
LHC achieves 2011 data milestone Geneva, 17 June 2011. Today at around 10:50 CEST, the amount of data accumulated by LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS clicked over from 0.999 to 1 inverse femtobarn, signalling an important milestone in the experiments' quest for new physics.

Physics - Chemistry - 05.06.2011
CERN experiment traps antimatter atoms for 1000 seconds
CERN experiment traps antimatter atoms for 1000 seconds Geneva, 5 June 2011. In a paper published online by today, the ALPHA experiment at CERN 1 reports that it has succeeded in trapping antimatter atoms for over 16 minutes: long enough to begin to study their properties in detail. ALPHA is part of a broad programme at CERN's antiproton decelerator (AD) 2 investigating the mysteries of one of nature's most elusive substances.

Microtechnics - Physics - 25.05.2011

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.05.2011
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference
LHC Experiments Present New Results at Quark Matter 2011 Conference Geneva, 23 May 2011. The three LHC experiments that study lead ion collisions all presented their latest results today at the annual Quark Matter conference, held this year in Annecy, France. The results are based on analysis of data collected during the last two weeks of the 2010 LHC run, when the LHC switched from protons to lead-ions.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.05.2011
IBM and ETH Zurich open collaborative Nanotechnology Center
IBM and ETH Zurich open collaborative Nanotechnology Center
IBM and ETH Zurich to open the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center located on the campus of IBM Research - Zurich.

Physics - Chemistry - 12.05.2011
New technique improves artificial photosynthesis
New technique improves artificial photosynthesis
Transforming solar energy into a usable form is a real challenge. One technique is to use semiconductors to store the energy as hydrogen. Unfortunately, the most efficient semiconductors are not the most stable. An EPFL team has just discovered that it is possible to protect the semiconductor with a uniform layer just a few nanometers thick.

Physics - Microtechnics - 11.05.2011
New nanotechnology cleanrooms at EPFL
New nanotechnology cleanrooms at EPFL
Renovated from top to bottom, EPFL's microengineering building is now prepared to house new, highly promising experiments in microengineering and bioengineering.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.04.2011
The AMS detector heads for the International Space Station
Update 16 May 2011: Shuttle Endeavour launched successfully at 14:56 CEST Update 10 May 2011: Shuttle launch delayed - launch now planned 16 May 2011.

Physics - 22.04.2011
LHC sets world record beam intensity
LHC sets world record beam intensity Geneva, 22 April 2011. Around midnight this night CERN 1 ’s Large Hadron Collider set a new world record for beam intensity at a hadron collider when it collided beams with a luminosity of 4.67 × 10 32 cm -2 s -1 .

Physics - Electroengineering - 20.04.2011
EPFL revamps the CERN's power supply
EPFL revamps the CERN’s power supply
A new high-performance electrical system has been developed by the Industrial Electronics Laboratory at EPFL to ensure the particle accelerators of the CERN receive an energy supply that is both powerful and sufficiently stable.

Physics - 31.01.2011
CERN announces LHC to run in 2012
CERN announces LHC to run in 2012 Geneva, 31 January 2011. CERN 1 today announced that the LHC will run through to the end of 2012 with a short technical stop at the end of 2011.

Life Sciences - Physics - 18.01.2011
Understanding the nanomachines of life
Understanding the nanomachines of life
Ribosomes are the protein factories of the living cell and themselves very complex biomolecules. Now, a research group has succeeded in determining the structure of the ribosome found in yeast cells. This is the first time that the ribosome structure has been determined in a eukaryotic cell - a complex cell containing a cell nucleus.

Physics - Innovation - 01.12.2010
Breakthrough chip technology lights the path to exascale computing
IBM silicon nanophotonics uses optical signals to connect chips faster and with lower power | Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, 1 December 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM ) scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light (instead of electrical signals), resulting in smaller, faster and more power-efficient chips than is possible with conventional technologies.

Physics - 26.11.2010
LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe
LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe Geneva, 26 November 2010. After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe’s life.

Physics - 08.11.2010
CERN completes transition to lead-ion running at the LHC
CERN completes transition to lead-ion running at the LHC Geneva, 8 November 2010. Four days is all it took for the LHC operations team at CERN 1 to complete the transition from protons to lead ions in the LHC.

Electroengineering - Physics - 27.10.2010
Increase electronic device efficiency by 10×
European Union research initiative aims to increase electronic device efficiency by 10× and eliminate power consumption of devices in standby mode Scientists will apply nanotechnology to lower

Physics - 26.10.2010
What the “hairy ball theorem” tells us about flux lines in superconductors
What the “hairy ball theorem” tells us about flux lines in superconductors
Magnetism and superconductivity do not usually get along very well – a superconductor always tries to keep an external magnetic field out of its interior. When this is not possible because the magnetic field is too strong, in Type II superconductors so called flux lies are formed – thin channels through which the magnetic field can pass through the superconductor keeping the rest of the material field free.

Physics - Electroengineering - 17.10.2010
Moving Monopoles Caught on Camera
Moving Monopoles Caught on Camera
Researchers make visible the movement of monopoles in an assembly of nanomagnets For decades, researchers have been searching for magnetic monopoles – isolated magnetic charges, which can move around freely in the same way as electrical charges – since magnetic poles normally only occur in pairs.

Physics - 06.10.2010
The ATLAS collaboration at CERN unveils giant mural
The ATLAS collaboration at CERN unveils giant mural
The ATLAS collaboration at CERN unveils giant mural Geneva, 6 October 2010.

Physics - 17.09.2010
CERN Council approves the Laboratory’s Medium Term Plan
CERN Council approves the Laboratory's Medium Term Plan Geneva, 17 September 2010. During an intense series of meetings, which concludes today, the CERN 1 Council overwhelmingly approved the laboratory's revised Medium Term Plan for the period 2011 to 2015.

Physics - Health - 16.09.2010
Be a researcher for an evening on European researchers’ night, Friday 24 September
Be a researcher for an evening on European researchers' night, Friday 24 September Geneva, 16 September 2010.

Physics - Chemistry - 24.08.2010
A possible new career for a vital biomolecule
A possible new career for a vital biomolecule
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute and the University of Basel deliberately alter the properties of a porphyrin molecule, with many possible technological applications As a component of the haemoglobin molecule, porphyrin enables the transport of oxygen within the human body. However, in a slightly altered form, it may find also various applications in technical devices.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.08.2010
AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center
AMS experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center Geneva, 18 August 2010 . The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment that will search for antimatter and dark matter in space, leaves CERN 1 next Tuesday on the next leg of its journey to the International Space Station. The AMS detector 2 is being transported from CERN to Geneva International Airport in preparation for its planned departure from Switzerland on 26 August, when it will be flown to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on board a US Air Force Galaxy transport aircraft.

Materials Science - Physics - 04.08.2010
Researchers Find Universal Law For Material Evolution
Researchers Find Universal Law For Material Evolution
Many important materials are composed of several phases – regions that differ in structure or chemical composition. When such a material is heated, atoms move from one phase to another, which changes the distribution of the phases – and thus, the properties of the material.

Chemistry - Physics - 02.08.2010
IBM and University of Aberdeen collaborate to identify molecules from the deep sea
For the first time, atomic force microscopy helps scientists reveal the exact chemical structure of a natural compound Aberdeen, Scotland and Zurich, Switzerland, August 2, 2010—In a pioneering research project, for the first time, scientists at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Aberdeen have collaborated to “see” the structure of a marine compound from the deepest place on the Earth using an atomic force microscope (AFM).

Physics - 26.07.2010
ICHEP 2010 conference highlights first results from the LHC
ICHEP 2010 conference highlights first results from the LHC
ICHEP 2010 conference highlights first results from the LHC Geneva, 26 July 2010. First results from the LHC at CERN 1 are being revealed at ICHEP, the world's largest international conference on particle physics, which has attracted more than 1000 participants to its venue in Paris. The spokespersons of the four major experiments at the LHC - ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb - are today presenting measurements from the first three months of successful LHC operation at 3.5 TeV per beam, an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle accelerator.

Physics - 08.07.2010
World’s Particle Physics Labs Take Amateur Photographers Behind the Scenes
Geneva, 8 July 2010 - Picture this: For the first time, amateur photographers around the world collide with the past, present and future of particle physics.

Physics - Chemistry - 08.07.2010
Protons – smaller than we thought
Protons – smaller than we thought
The proton – one of the smallest building-blocks of all matter – is even smaller than had previously been assumed. This discovery is the result of experiments carried out at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland, by an international research team.

Physics - Environment - 23.06.2010
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
The development of pathways towards a sustainable energy supply is one of the most urgent technical challenges facing us today.

Physics - Health - 03.06.2010
Physicists and medics set out strategy on physics for health
Geneva 3 June 2010. Following a workshop hosted by the CERN 1 European particle physics laboratory in February, doctors and physicists today published a strategy for harnessing physics for health.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 31.05.2010
Particle Chameleon Caught in the act of Changing
Researchers announced the first direct observation of a tau particle in a muon neutrino beam sent through the Earth from CERN, 730km away. This is a significant result, providing the final missing piece of a puzzle that has been challenging science since the 1960s, and giving tantalizing hints of new physics to come.

Physics - Chemistry - 22.04.2010
IBM Research creates world’s smallest 3D map; brings low cost and ease of use to the fabrication of nanoscale objects
Made in IBM Labs: IBM Research creates world's smallest 3D map; brings low cost and ease of use to the fabrication of nanoscale objects Zurich, Switzerland, and San Jose, CA, 22 April 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have created a 3D map of the earth so small that 1,000 of them could fit on one grain of salt.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 19.04.2010
The mass concentration of volcanic ash from Iceland in European airspace
The mass concentration of volcanic ash from Iceland in European airspace
Data of the Paul Scherrer Institute from the High-Alpine Research Station Jungfraujoch yield important information. The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland has stalled flight traffic in large regions of Europe. Decision makers had to base their decisions mainly on model calculations for the volcanic plume dispersion.

Physics - 30.03.2010
LHC research programme gets underway
Geneva, 30 March 2010. Beams collided at 7 TeV in the LHC at 13:06 CEST, marking the start of the LHC research programme. Particle physicists around the world are looking forward to a potentially rich harvest of new physics as the LHC begins its first long run at an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle accelerator.

Physics - 23.03.2010
CERN sets date for first attempt at 7 TeV collisions in the LHC
Geneva, 23 March 2010. With beams routinely circulating in the Large Hadron Collider at 3.5 TeV, the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, CERN has set the date for the start of the LHC research programme. The first attempt for collisions at 7 TeV (3.5 TeV per beam) is scheduled for 30 March.

Physics - 19.03.2010
LHC sets new record – accelerates beam to 3.5 TeV
Geneva, 19 March 2010. At just after 5:20 this morning, two 3.5 TeV proton beams successfully circulated in the Large Hadron Collider for the first time. This is the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, and an important step on the way to the start of the LHC research programme.

Physics - 04.03.2010
CERN to celebrate International Women’s day
Geneva, 4 March 2010. On Monday 8 March, CERN 1 will take on a distinctly feminine look as the laboratory celebrates the role of women in physics. Often seen as a male preserve, the reality is rather different, with women playing key roles across all areas of CERN activity. “At CERN, and in particle physics the world over, talent is the only criterion that counts,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2010
AMS experiment embarks on first leg of mission into space
Geneva, 12 February 2010. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) left CERN 1 this morning on the first leg of its journey to the International Space Station (ISS). A special convoy carrying the experiment is due to arrive at the European Space Agency's research and technology centre, ESTEC, at Noordwijk in the Netherlands in six days time.

Physics - Chemistry - 19.01.2010
  Mit künstlichen Biomolekülen zum Nanodraht
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Universität Zürich geht in der Entwicklung auf dem Gebiet der Nanotechnologie neue Wege.

Pharmacology - Physics - 18.01.2010
Attacking the lifeline of tumour cells
Attacking the lifeline of tumour cells
A Finnish-Swiss team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target Researchers at Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland, have determined the crystal structure of the ligand-binding domain of a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor in complex with one of its ligands (VEGF-C).

Physics - Chemistry - 21.09.2009
ETH Zurich’s head of research resigns
21.09.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . At ETH Zurich, there are suspicions that scientific data may have been falsified in two publications and a doctoral thesis in 1999 and 2000.

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.02.2009
Shedding light on protein structures
20.02.2009 / Bern - SNF Protein crystallography started 50 years ago with simply structured molecules.