CERN opens its doors for Researchers’ Night

On Friday, 28 September 2018, budding scientists, beginners and fans of all ages will come together for Researchers’ Night at CERN, a free and fun bilingual event.

For this great European celebration of science, the world’s biggest particle physics laboratory have opened its doors to the public each September for nine years. An excellent opportunity to share amazing scientific innovations and put on quite a show! Come and discover the background of CERN through documentaries, animations, workshops, guided tours and nocturnal exhibitions.

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

CERN has successfully tested “crab cavities” to rotate a beam of protons – a world first. The test took place on 23 May using a beam from CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator and showed that bunches of protons could be tilted using these superconducting transverse radiofrequency cavities. These cavities are a key component of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), the future upgrade of the LHC.

A new era of precision for antimatter research


The ALPHA collaboration has reported the most precise direct measurement of antimatter ever made, revealing the spectral structure of the antihydrogen atom in unprecedented colour. The result, published today in Nature, is the culmination of three decades of research and development at CERN, and opens a completely new era of high-precision tests between matter and antimatter.

Arts at CERN announces the winners of the Collide residency awards

Arts at CERN pioneers new ways of bringing together artists and scientists, leads the conversation about art and science, and supports artistic creativity and curiosity towards fundamental research. Artists from all over the world are invited, through our cultural programmes, to spend time at CERN and work alongside particle physicists and engineers.


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