Belgian Professor François Englert and British Professor Peter Higgs received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for their work that led to the idea of a mass-giving particle, almost fifty years after they first published their theories.
The SESAME project aims to build the very first synchrotron particle accelerator in the Middle East. It just received EUR 5 million funding from the EU, and the new machine, which should be operational in 2016, is under construction in Jordan. It is an ambitious tool for science in the region… but also for peace.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, adopted on 30 May a new global strategy for particle physics. The continuing exploitation of the Large Hadron Collider is one of its priorities. But the research body is also proposing to foster cooperation with the US and Japan on other initiatives.
Earth is not the only place in our solar system that shakes with seismic activity.
Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione on a ‘moment of awakening’ for medical research.
Dr Kate Rychert studies ocean plate structures.