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Press releases

03/22/2018

Following an eight year conversion period, the SuperKEKB particle accelerator in Japan is almost ready to restart: soon, electrons and positrons will be brought to collision in the completely modernized accelerator ring. In future, the Belle II detector, also modernized, will record and evaluate...

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02/22/2018

International Masterclass on March 7, 2018

Particle physics, like in real life - research day for students

Physicists the world over are concerned with the smallest building blocks of matter - the elementary particles. Why are these particles so fascinating? How is it even possible to investigate these utterly unfathomable objects? And what can they tell us about the universe and our own existence? A...

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11/20/2017

Preparations for the new Belle II detector at the modernized SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan are in full swing. A few months ago, Belle II was rolled into position in the accelerator ring. Individual detector system tests will now follow: on November 18, 2017, physicists and engineers installed the...

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04/04/2017

Scientists report an important milestone in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0vββ). As published in Nature, the GERDA experiment succeeded in reducing the radiation background to an extent that there are practically no disturbing signals any more. If the germanium detectors now measure...

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12/19/2016

Success reported from the AWAKE project: Researchers have succeeded for the first time in generating a wave-shaped plasma field with the aid of a proton beam – an approach which paves the way for a completely new type of particle accelerator. In the future, the scientists involved plan to accelerate...

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