Geneva 14 February 2013. At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN1 Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine’s first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. The LHC’s first run has seen major advances in physics, including the discovery of a new particle that looks increasingly like the long–sought Higgs boson, announced on 4 July 2012. And during the last weeks of the run, the remarkable figure of 100 petabytes of data stored in the CERN mass-storage systems was surpassed.
Geneva, 17 December 2012. This morning CERN1 completed the first LHC proton run. The remarkable first three-year run of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was crowned by a new performance milestone. The space between proton bunches in the beams was halved to further increase beam intensity.
Geneva, 14 December 2012. The United Nations General Assembly in New York today adopted a resolution granting CERN1 observer status. This status gives the Organization the right to participate in the work of the General Assembly and to attend its sessions as an observer.
Geneva, 11 December 2012. Two $3,000,000 special Fundamental Physics Prizes have been awarded to Stephen Hawking and to seven scientists who led the effort to discover a Higgs-like particle at CERN's1 Large Hadron Collider. The winner of the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize will be announced at a ceremony in Geneva on 20 March 2013.
Geneva, 06 December 2012. CERN1 and the City and Canton of Geneva today announce the second open call for entries in the Collide @ CERN-Geneva2 award. This year, the award funded by the City and Canton of Geneva, will be made specifically in film. The competition is open to film makers and screenwriters who work in any area of film making – including documentary, fiction, drama, animation and feature film.