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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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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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The mirrors for the largest telescope in the planned CTA observatory are now largely installed. In recent weeks, most of the 198 mirrors have been mounted. The telescope will be completed in the summer and commence operations in October 2018.

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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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A Career Day for doctoral students and postdocs will be hosted at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Physics for the second time. On April 20, 2018, twelve international companies will introduce themselves, as well as career paths and career opportunities for physicists.

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The Max Planck Institute for Physics mourns the loss of Dr. Denis Salihagic, who died at the age of 53 after a long illness. He had worked as a research assistant on the ATLAS project as well as in the IT Department since 1999.

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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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Things are looking up for the first CTA telescope: A recently installed counterweight now ensures that the telescope dish will remain in a vertical position, meaning that the telescope is now ready for mounting the mirror supports and the mirrors. This effectively marks the end of the principal work...

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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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How to best use silicon material for particle detection - the 13th "Trento" Workshop on Advanced Silicon Radiation Detectors takes place from February 19-21, 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP). Experts will gather for a dense three days workshop to discuss recent achievements,...

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