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SciFi Tracker inside LHCb detector
Restarting the LHC: a new era of physics data

After three years of a scheduled break, the Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN is back at full throttle, accelerating particle beams at record energies and since 5 July 2022

Image: Brice, Maximilien CERN
Ben Kilminster (circled) watching the announcement of the Higgs discovery in the middle of the night at Fermilab
Hopp Higgs!

Ten years ago, on 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations cautiously announced the discovery of a particle “consistent with the Higgs boson” at CERN. In the end it

Image: FERMILAB
Künstlerische Darstellung des geplanten Einstein-Teleskops.
Making (gravitational) waves in Switzerland

In Switzerland, gravitational waves go a long way. Not only were they predicted by Albert Einstein in his famous general theory of relativity; Swiss researchers have been involved in attempts

Image: Bild: R. Williams (STScI), Hubble Deep Field Team und NASA
The so-called "cyclotron bunker".
Isotope factory and experimental arena

For cancer patients, every day counts. Imagine one could skip one step in the cancer diagnosis and treatment process and do both at the same time: finding out where the

Image: Uni Bern.

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