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What has CERN done for us?
The scientific advancements of CERN push the frontiers of technology, which has a positive impact on society globally. Although the core mission of the Laboratory is fundamental research in particle physics, it also has a remit to train the next generation of scientists and to bring nations together.
What is new at CERN?
Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN is presenting a new discovery at the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP). The new particle discovered by LHCb, labelled as Tcc+, is a tetraquark – an exotic hadron containing two quarks and two antiquarks.
What is CERN and why is it important to the world of science?
CERN is a centre of scientific excellence and provides a framework for peaceful scientific collaboration. The education of young researchers is an essential part of CERN’s impact on society.
Does the US contribute to CERN?
U.S. to contribute $531 million to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider project | CERN.
What are CERN trying to find out?
Scientists at CERN are trying to find out what the smallest building blocks of matter are. All matter except dark matter is made of molecules, which are themselves made of atoms. Today, we have a very good idea of what matter is made of, how it all holds together and how these particles interact with each other.
What is the contribution of CERN to computer technology?
CERN is famous for its invention of the web but CERN’s contribution to the internet infrastructure, central for the internet’s development, is less well known. In January 1983, the CERN networking group was created, formed of two sections: Internal and External Networking.
How does the CERN work?
How does the LHC work? The CERN accelerator complex is a succession of machines with increasingly higher energies. Each machine accelerates a beam of particles to a given energy before injecting the beam into the next machine in the chain. This next machine brings the beam to an even higher energy and so on.
Was CERN successful?
CERN successfully fired the protons around the tunnel in stages, three kilometres at a time. The particles were fired in a clockwise direction into the accelerator and successfully steered around it at 10:28 local time.