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### The More the Merrier?

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“Earlier last month, Romania became the 22nd Member State of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN, home to the world’s most powerful atom-smasher. But the hundred Romanian scientists working on experiments there have already operated under a co-operation agreement with CERN for the last 25 years. So why have Romania decided to commit the money and resources needed to become a full member? Is this just bureaucratic reshuffling or the road to a more fruitful collaboration between scientists?” Read Ricky Nathvani’s thoughts in his latest . . .

### Particles over Politics: The More the Merrier

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### The Delirium over Beryllium

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This post is cross-posted from ParticleBites. Article: Particle Physics Models for the 17 MeV Anomaly in Beryllium Nuclear Decays Authors: J.L. Feng, B. Fornal, I. Galon, S. Gardner, J. Smolinsky, T. M. P. Tait, F. Tanedo Reference: arXiv:1608.03591 (Submitted to Phys. Rev. D) Also featuring the results from: — Gulyás et al., “A pair spectrometer for measuring multipolarities of

### What is “Model Building”?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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### Plusieurs petits pas mais pas de grand bond en avant

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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Friday, August 5th, 2016

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### Particles over Politics: The More the Merrier

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Earlier last month, Romania became the 22nd Member State of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, or CERN, home to the world’s most powerful atom-smasher. But the hundred Romanian scientists working on experiments there have already operated under a co-operation agreement with CERN for the last 25 years. So why have Romania decided to commit

### Enough data to explore the unknown

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has already delivered more high energy data than it had in 2015. To put this in numbers, the LHC has produced 4.8 fb-1, compared to 4.2 fb-1 last year, where fb-1 represents one inverse femtobarn, the unit used to evaluate the data sample size. This was achieved in

### Assez de données pour explorer l’inconnu

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Le Grand collisionneur de hadrons (LHC) du CERN a déjà produit depuis avril plus de données à haute énergie qu’en 2015. Pour quantifier le tout, le LHC a produit 4.8 fb-1 en 2016, à comparer aux 4.2 fb-1 de l’année dernière. Le symbole fb-1 représente un femtobarn inverse, l’unité utilisée pour évaluer la taille des

### Lab news

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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### Live Blogging of the LHCb Bs pi result

Monday, March 21st, 2016

There has been a lot of press about the recent DØ result on the possible $$B_s \pi$$ state. This was also covered on Ricky Nathvani’s blog. At Moriond QCD, Jeroen Van Tilburg showed a few plots from LHCb which showed no signal in the same mass regions as explored by D∅. Tomorrow, there will be a special LHC