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• #### From CERN: “CERN to admit Israel as first new Member State since 1999″

richardmitnick

12 Dec 2013 Cian O’Luanaigh Following a resolution unanimously adopted at today’s 169th session of the CERN Council, CERN is set to admit Israel as the Organization’s 21st Member State. Israeli Membership will be effective from the date on which Israel formally notifies UNESCO that it has ratified the CERN Convention. CERN was established under […]

• #### From Fermilab- “Day in the life: Neutrino detector block”

richardmitnick

Fermilab is an enduring source of strength for the US contribution to scientific research world wide. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 Sarah Witman When the sun rises over Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory each morning, it beams down on a relatively unchanging landscape: 10 square miles of prairie dotted with various lab buildings. On most days, not […]

• #### Newswire: 12 Dec 2013 - CERN - CERN to admit Israel as first new Member State since 1999

Geneva, 12 December 2013. Following a resolution unanimously adopted at today's 169th session of the CERN Council, CERN is set to admit Israel as the Organization's 21st Member State. Israeli Membership will be effective from the date on which Israel formally notifies UNESCO that it has ratified the CERN Convention. CERN was established under the auspices of UNESCO, and UNESCO remains the depository of the CERN Convention. Israeli scientists have been involved in the CERN programme since 1991, and Israel has been an Associate Member of CERN since 2011...

• #### Collapse of the universe is closer than ever before

Maybe it happens tomorrow. Maybe in a billion years. Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and that everything in it will be compressed to a small hard ball. New calculations from physicists at the University of Southern Denmark now confirm this prediction -- and they also conclude that the risk of a collapse is even greater than previously thought.

• #### Etude des désintégrations radiatives Z$^0 \rightarrow \mu\mu\gamma$ et recherches du boson de Higgs dans le canal H$\rightarrow \gamma\gamma$ dans l'expérience CMS au LHC (CERN)

Gascon-Shotkin, Susan

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) has been in operation since 2009 at the border between France and Switzerland. This particle accelerator has provided a significant quantity of proton-proton collisions, at center of mass energies of 7 TeV (2010 and 2011) and 8 TeV (since April 2012). One of the purposes of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, which records and analyses those collisions, is the search for Higgs bosons. In the Standard Model, this particle would be the quantum of the Higgs field, thought to explain the electroweak symmetry-breaking mechanism...

• #### Archaeology vs. Physics: Conflicting roles for old lead

Brian Dodson

The study of archaeology has long been carried out using tools from the physics lab. Among these are carbon-14 dating, thermoluminescence dating, x-ray photography, x-ray fluorescence elemental analysis, CAT and MRI scanning, ground-penetrating sonar and radar, and many others. What is less well known is that archaeology has also made substantial contributions to physics. This is the story of old lead; why it is important to physics, and what ethical problems it presents to both sciences... Continue Reading Archaeology vs...