CERN Accelerating science

The update of EU Strategy for particle physics adopted by CERN Council

Six years after its first definition in 2006, the European strategy for particle physics was updated so as to take into account the progress made so far and the evolution of theglobal particle physics landscape.

From the editors

In this spring issue, we look at developments towards higher luminosity and higher energy colliders.



Introducing CRISP Accelerator Topic for Synergies in Physics


The EU funded CRISP project (The Cluster of Research Infrastructures for Synergies in Physics) started on 1st October 2011 and runs for 3 years.

“TLEP” - Circular Higgs Factory and a Long-Term Perspective for High Energy Physics

EuCARD workshops to discuss the key ingredients, the physics potential, experimental detector concepts, and synergies with other projects of a TLEP facility.

From the editors

This summer saw CERN announce to a worldwide audience the discovery of a Higgs-like boson, so this issue takes a look at the LHC, as well as future plans for a possible Higgs factory in the form of LEP3.

LHC - Higgs factory

With a wry smile, Fabiola Gianotti showed the significance of the combined gamma-gamma and 4 lepton channels. "We observe in our data clear signs of a new particle, at the level of 5 sigma, in the mass region around 126 GeV."

From the editors

In this summer issue we look at how developments in collimator materials could have applications in aerospace and beyond, and how Polish researchers are harnessing accelerators for medical and industrial uses.