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06/11/2018

Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN begins measurements – Ceremonial commissioning on June 11, 2018

Neutrinos on the world's most accurate scales

How heavy are neutrinos? This seemingly trivial question is one of the most important problems in modern particle physics and cosmology. The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN, which began on June 11, 2018, aims to answer this question: it is the end result of 15 years of construction at...

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06/04/2018

New Results from the ATLAS Experiment

Scientists observe coupling of the Higgs boson to top quarks

Almost exactly six years ago, CERN discovered the Higgs boson, which is responsible for the mass of other elementary particles. Since then, the Higgs particle has been the focus of extensive research. For the first time, scientists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, with the...

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04/26/2018

The particle physics community has been waiting for this moment for a long time: On 26 April 2018 0:38, GMT+09:00 at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan matter and anti-matter particles collided for the first time in the new SuperKEKB accelerator. News of this success came from the detector, too: The Belle II...

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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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