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IceCube Finds Evidence of the First High Energy Neutrino Source

12 July 2018

An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos — ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

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Cosmology Prize to the Planck Team

14 May 2018

The Gruber Foundation is pleased to present the 2018 Cosmology Prize to the Planck Team, and to Jean-Loup Puget and Nazzareno Mandolesi, the leaders of the HFI and LFI instrument consortia.

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The Carlsberg foundation supports the search for hidden particles with a grant of 4.4 million DKK

25 April 2018

Oleg Ruchayskiy, lector in the research group Experimental Subatomic Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen receives grant of 4.4 million DKK from the Carlsberg Foundation for Microphysics of the Universe.

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Markus Ahlers receives 7.3 million DDK to find the sources of cosmic neutrinos

30 January 2018

Markus Ahlers, assistant professor in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology research group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen receives a Villum Young Investigator grant on 7.350.000 DDK for his neutrino research.

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Årets forskningsgennembrud 2017

22 December 2017

Årets videnskabelige forskningsgennembrud i 2017 i de internationalt anerkendte tidsskrifter, Science og Physics World, går til det store forskningssamarbejde, der førte til den første observation af tyngdebølger.

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From deep under the Antartica-surface: IceCube has collected new knowledge about high-energy neutrino physics

23 November 2017

High-energy neutrinos ‘caught’ in Antarctica Scientists from NBI were part of an international team measuring neutrino interaction at energy levels 1000 times higher than what can be attained in man-made particle generators.

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Neutronstjerners sammenstød rystede universet

17 October 2017

For første gang er det lykkedes at opfange tyngdebølger såvel som lys fra to kolliderende neutronstjerner. Den banebrydende opdagelse indleder en helt ny æra inden for astronomien.

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Nu er det bevist: Her kommer de tunge grundstoffer fra

16 October 2017

Opdagelsen af en kilonova fremkommet ved sammenstødet mellem to neutronstjerner bringer forskerne et stort skridt nærmere opklaringen af en af videnskabens store gåder: Hvordan de tungeste grundstoffer i universet er blevet til.

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Astronomerne har fået en ekstra sans

16 October 2017

Nu er det for første gang lykkedes at detektere tyngdebølger såvel som elektromagnetiske stråling fra det samme objekt. Vi har fået en ny sans, så vi nu også kan opfatte tyngdeverdenen, vi kan både se og høre universet.

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Sådan gjorde de: Den største astronomiske opdagelse i nyere tid

16 October 2017

En videnskabelig sensation kom i hus, da tusindvis af forskere samarbejdede om at måle tyngdebølger og lys fra sammenstødet mellem to neutronstjerner 140 millioner lysår væk.

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ERC Starting Grant for Jacob Bourjaily

23 August 2017

Jacob Bourjaily, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Niels Bohr International Academy, has been awarded a Starting Grant worth €1.5 million from the European Research Council (ERC).

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Discovery PhD student wins Young Scientist Award

17 July 2017

Vojtech Pacik, PhD student at the Discovery Center, wins the Young Scientist Award at the 17th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter in Utrecht.

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Undervisnings- og Forskningsminister Søren Pind besøger CERN

24 April 2017

Undervisning og Forskningsminister Søren Pind besøger CERNMinister Søren Pind og en dansk ministeriel delegation besøger CERN, tirsdag d. 25. April. Søren Pind får herved lejlighed til at tage et af verdens største forskningsanlæg i direkte øjesyn. Et anlæg som Danmark og Niels Bohr var med til at grundlægge i 1954.

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Subir Sarkar the 4th Winner of the IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Award 2017

06 April 2017

Subir Sarkar the 4th Winner of the IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha Award 2017Prof. Subir Sarkar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom and Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark is the winner of the 4th IUPAP-TIFR Homi Bhabha award and prize.

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Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje member of EU science committee

14 November 2016

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje member of EU science committeeProfessor Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, Center for Particel Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute has been appointed member of the Science Advisory Board of ScienceEurope in Brussels.

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First step in the Deep Space mission

21 September 2016

First step in the Deep Space missionDeep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the...

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16 September 2016

The first part of the deployment of the  Deep-Space experiment in Greenland is now completed

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PhD course - Frontiers in particle physics: Flavour physics

13 September 2016

The PhD course aims primarily at theoretical and experimental particle or astro-particle physics PhD students.

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Mohamed Rameez wins the 2016 CHIPP prize

31 August 2016

Congratulations to newly arrived postdoc Mohamed Rameez for winning the 2016 CHIPP prize for Particle Physics in Switzerland. The prize is awarded annually by the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics to the best PhD...

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Scientist Holger Bech Nielsen turns 75

23 August 2016

Scientist Holger Bech Nielsen turns 75Denmark’s most famous and beloved physicist Holger Bech Nielsen turns 75 on the 25th of August. Holger Bech Nielsen is professor of theoretical high-energy physics, which is the study of the basic structure and organisation of the universe.

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The long hunted sterile neutrino cannot be traced

08 August 2016

Some of the most abundant particles in the universe are the so-called ghost particles, neutrinos, which travel through virtually anything on their journey through the universe. Researchers have identified three types of...

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Danish professor new vice-president of the CERN Council

01 April 2016

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, a professor of particle physics and head of the Subatomic research group at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, has been elected as vice president of the CERN Council. 

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The universe’s primordial soup flowing at CERN

09 February 2016

Researchers have recreated the universe’s primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator, the LHC at CERN.

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Jason Koskinen has got a Villum grant of 4,9 MDKK

26 January 2016

Jason Koskinen has got a Villum grant of 4,9 MDKKJason Koskinen, assistant professor in the research group Ice Cube has received a grant of 4.9 million. kr. from Villum Foundation's Young Investigator Programme for the project: Neutrinos on the ice

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First result at LHC from lead-lead collisions

18 December 2015

First result at LHC from lead-lead collisionsThe ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN submits today on the electronic preprint server, ArXiv, the first paper from lead-lead collisions at center-of-mass energy 5TeV per nucleon pair from the entire LHC project.

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CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energy

25 November 2015

CERN collides heavy nuclei at new record high energyThe world’s most powerful accelerator, the 27 km long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operating at CERN in Geneva established collisions between lead nuclei, this morning, at the highest energies ever.

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Evidence for astrophysical neutrinos published - "the birth of neutrino astronomy".

31 August 2015

In an article in Physical Review Letters ( arxiv.org/abs/1507.04005 ), the IceCube collaboration presents compelling evidence for a flux of astrophysical neutrinos.

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CERN restarts particle collisions at record high energy

03 June 2015

The 27 km long underground particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is once again in full swing and is colliding protons at record energies. This is after a break of more than two years to rebuild and upgrade the

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Detector at the South Pole explores the mysterious neutrinos

16 April 2015

The Earth is constantly bombarded by billions of neutrinos, which zip right through the entire globe. The giant IceCube experiment at the South Pole can detect when there is a collision between neutrinos and atoms in the ice.

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CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteries

12 March 2015

CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteriesThe 27 km long subterranean particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is ready to start up again. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. After a break of two years, which was a

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CERN Council selects next Director General

04 November 2014

At its 173rd Closed Session on November 4th, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General.

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Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is next CERN Director-General

04 November 2014

Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is next CERN Director-GeneralAt its 173rd Closed Session today, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General. She will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years.

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Six million DKK to a researcher at the Discovery Center

13 October 2014

Six million DKK to a researcher at the Discovery CenterStefania Xella has received a grant of approximately 6 million kroner from YDUN under the Danish Council for Independent Research. YDUN grants are awarded primarily to promising young female researchers.

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CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science

29 September 2014

CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for scienceFounded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and a prime example of international collaboration, bringing together scientists of almost 100 nationalities.

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The ALICE group receives 6,5 million DKK from FNU

15 July 2014

Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, head of the ALICE group has received a grant of 6½ million DKK from The Danish Council for Independent Research for research in the universe's primordial soup with atomic nucleus collisions in the LHC at CERN....(only in Danish)

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ESOF 2014 conference in Copenhagen

23 June 2014

Fabiola Gianotti (former spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and receiver of the NBI medal of honour for 2013) and Rolf Heuer (Director General of CERN) participated on Sunday in mini round...

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Research inspired by Ciaran Williams and collaborators makes front-page news at CERN

29 April 2014

Research inspired by Ciaran Williams and collaborators makes front-page news at CERNResearch inspired by Ciaran Williams and collaborators makes front-page news at CERN last week when it reported on new analysis based on the CMS experiment.

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Physics World Top 10 Breakthrough of the year 2013

13 January 2014

Scientists working on the European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope are listed on the Physics World Top 10 Breakthrough of the year 2013.

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Niels Bohr Professor Subir Sarkar and Discovery Center scientist Jason Koskinen publish in Science

04 December 2013

The first ever detection of high-energy extraterrestrial neutrinos was reported by the IceCube collaboration and was the cover article of the most recent issue of Science.

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The ATLAS experiment at CERN announces the strongest evidence so far that the Higgs gives mass to matter particles

28 November 2013

The Discovery tau ATLAS team has been involved in laying the grounds for a new result from ATLAS, namely the announcement of very strong evidence for the Higgs boson decaying to tau leptons.

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Fabiola Gianotti awarded the Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour

01 November 2013

The LHC accelerator is running on ‘woman power’, such is a saying CERN. One of the great top female researchers is the particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti, who for four years has been the head of......

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Niels Bohr Institute part of the research project IceCube at the South Pole

18 October 2013

The Niels Bohr Institute is now officially admitted as a full member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is an enormous particle detector built into a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole.

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Discovery Center becomes full member of the IceCube Experiment

17 October 2013

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, embedded down to 2.5 km deep under the South Pole, is the world's largest and most sensitive ‘telescope' for high energy neutrinos.

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Nobel Prize for the Higgs mechanism

09 October 2013

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass

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Discovery Center receives 40 million kroner

30 September 2013

The Discovery Center for Particle Physics at NBI has received a grant of 40 million kroner from the Danish National Research Foundation. This grant means that the Discovery Center, which was established in January 2010

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Discovery PhD student receives Dirac Diploma and Best Student Award in Erice

04 July 2013

At the recent International School of Subnuclear Physics "Reflections on the next step for the LHC" held in Erice, Discovery PhD-student Christine Hartmann received both this year's Paul A.M. Dirac Diploma and Best Student...

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Discovery goes to the South Pole

11 May 2013

The Discovery Center has joined the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (http://icecube.wisc.edu/) collaboration, which operates perhaps the strangest 'telescope' in the world.

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Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe

22 March 2013

Discovery Center is part of the eagerly awaited release of Planck data and results. Results that in a heartbeat made the Universe 80 million years older, changed the content of the Universe and revealed the existence...

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LHC Run I over - now awaits Run II at full energy in 2015

14 February 2013

This morning, the 14th of February 2013, CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ended its first running period, which started on the 30th of March 2010 with the first collisions at 7 TeV.

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Nobel Laureate David Gross will be Visiting Professor at the Discovery Center for three months this spring

07 February 2013

Professor David Gross from the University of California in Santa Barbara will be visiting the Discovery Center and the Niels Bohr International Academy in the period April-June, 2013.

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Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje Chairman of the Discovery board has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry

29 January 2013

Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje receive French Order of ChivalryProfessor Jens-Jørgen Gaardhøje, the Niels Bohr Institute, Chairman of the Discovery board,  has been awarded the prestigious French Order of Chivalry, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques.  

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Discovery student wins prestigious EU grant for CERN

22 January 2013

Christine Hartmann, PhD-student at the Discovery Center has received a 9-month EU Fellowship to spend with the Theory Group at CERN.

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Discovery Center organizes Nordic PhD Winter School in Gausdal

22 November 2012

40 Nordic students will provide intense courses in neutrino physics, astroparticle physics, observational cosmology, Higgs physics and beyond the Standard Model Physics and theory of the quark-gluon plasma.

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The Discovery Center goes to Quark Matter

17 September 2012

Researchers from the Discovery Center present new results at the Quark Matter (QM) 2012 International Conference on heavy ion physics. The Discovery Center made its presence felt, with two parallel talks, a poster and

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CERN experiments may reveal new state of matter for the 'glue particles', the gluons

14 September 2012

At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established for the first time. At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established tonight, for the first time

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First p-Pb collision with the LHC

13 September 2012

During a special test run, the LHC collided a beam of protons with a beam of lead-ions for the first time. On the night between September 12 and September 13, the CERN LHC collided heavy ions with protons for the first time.

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Mysterious haze seen by the Planck satellite

07 September 2012

ESA's Planck mission (in which also Discovery scientists are invovled) has detected a mysterious haze from the region around the galactic center. Several explanations have been proposed for this unusual radiation, including higher supernova rates, galactic winds or possibly the annihilation of dark-matter particles.

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Christine Hartmann wins honorable price

20 August 2012

Soon-to-be PhD-student at the Discovery Center, Christine Hartmann, has won this year's Kif-Price from the Danish Women in Physics Association for “Groundbreaking and independent research in neutrino oscillations”.

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Discovery PhD student hunts for magnetic monopoles

09 August 2012

Morten Dam Jørgensen from the Discovery Center has next to his work at the ATLAS Experiment been part of a search for Magnetic Monopoles. If just a single magnetic monopole exists somewhere in the universe, then all electric charge would be quantised.

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Danish Summer Students at CERN

05 August 2012

Each year undergraduate students from all the CERN member states can apply to spend their summer at the lab in Switzerland. This year CERN welcomed 279 summer students. 5 of these are from Denmark and 4 of them come from the Discovery Centre.

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Gennembrud - vi har fundet en Higgs partikel

04 July 2012

Discovery Centeret er med i sensationel opdagelse af en ny partikel. Konklusionen er klar – der er opdaget en ny partikel og den minder om den meget omtalte Higgs partikel. 

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Breakthrough – the Higgs has been found

04 July 2012

Breakthrough - the Higgs is foundSo there it is – the Higgs, the mysterious particle that causes all things to have a mass. After 45 years of intense searching, researchers at CERN have now detected the existence of the mysterious particle

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Higgs press conference - Live transmission from CERN

02 July 2012

Wednesday July 4th the LHC experiments, ATLAS and CMS present their latest results in the hunt for the Higgs particle at a seminar at CERN. The CERN seminar is transmitted at the Niels Bohr Institute in Aud. A, Blegdamsvej.

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Discovery Center Scientific Associate Subir Sarkar receives Niels Bohr Professorship

22 June 2012

The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded Professor Subir Sarkar froim Oxford University a five-year distinguished Niels Bohr Professorship to start up a new group in astroparticle physics

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Amplitude Calculations Using Algebraic Geometry

05 June 2012

In a recent paper (ArXiv 1205.5707) Yang Zhang, a post-doc at the Discovery Center, has demonstrated a method to calculate multi-loop corrections to scattering amplitudes, using tools from the mathematical

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Exciting new collaboration

31 May 2012

The Planck team of the Discovery Center has startet a collaboration with Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford) and Phillip Mertsch (University of Stanford), concerning synchrotron emission and

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Remarkable extension of the Planck LFI instrument

28 May 2012

The Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) of the Planck satellite has recently been extended for 6 more months due to very good performance of the cooling system and scanning strategy.

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Discovery Center is host of major international conference

10 April 2012

During the week of April 10-13 close to one hundred international scientists gather at the Discovery Center's conference "Standard Model@LHC 2012".

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Researchers from Discovery in "Danskernes Akademi"

30 March 2012

Researchers from the Discovery Center contributes to "Danskernes Akademi" on DR2. CERN is the keyword in this televisison programme which was sent on March 28 and will be repeated on April 14 (in Danish).

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Rencontres de Moriond 2012 - Particle Physics Conference

15 March 2012

The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in physics in a pleasant, relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

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Highly succesful heavy-ion run

23 January 2012

The second heavy ion run with lead+lead collisions at E=2.76 TeV per nucleon pair took place in november -december 2011 at the LHC at CERN.

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