EIROforum Press Releases
26 November 2010 - CERN
LHC experiments bring new insight into primordial universe
After less than three weeks of heavy-ion running, the three experiments studying lead ion collisions at the LHC have already brought new insight into matter as it would have existed in the very first instants of the Universe’s life.
24 November 2010 - ESO
Pulsating Star Mystery Solved
By discovering the first double star where a pulsating Cepheid variable and another star pass in front of one another, an international team of astronomers has solved a decades-old mystery.
18 November 2010 - ESO
Planet from another galaxy discovered
An exoplanet orbiting a star that entered our Milky Way from another galaxy has been detected by a European team of astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.
17 November 2010 - CERN
Antimatter atoms produced and trapped at CERN
The ALPHA experiment at CERN has taken an important step forward in developing techniques to understand one of the Universe’s open questions: is there a difference between matter and antimatter?
16 November 2010 - EMBL
One-touch make-up – for our cells
A new technique developed by scientists at EMBL Grenoble and collaborators enables them to introduce up to 15 fluorescent markers to a mammalian cell in one go, and could help speed up drug development and screening.
16 November 2010 - ESRF
ESRF reveals human children outpaced Neanderthals by slowing down
A multinational team of specialists,applied cutting-edge synchrotron X-ray imaging to resolve microscopic growth in 10 young Neanderthal and Homo sapiens fossils.
11 November 2010 - ILL
High-temperature superconductivity might start with tiny spontaneous loops of current
Neutron science provides the experimental evidence to understand the precursor to a superconducting state.
10 November 2010 - ESO
Atoms-for-Peace: A Galactic Collision in Action
European Southern Observatory astronomers have produced a spectacular new image of the famous Atoms-for-Peace galaxy (NGC 7252). This galactic pile-up, formed by the collision of two galaxies, provides an excellent opportunity for astronomers to study how mergers affect the evolution of the Universe.
8 November 2010 - EIROforum
European XFEL joins EIROforum
New Partner strengthens the EIROforum collaboration and the European Research Area
8 November 2010 - CERN
CERN completes transition to lead-ion running at the LHC
Four days is all it took for the LHC operations team at CERN to complete the transition from protons to lead ions in the LHC.
4 November 2010 - ESO
EVALSO: A New High-speed Data Link to Chilean Observatories
Stretching 100 kilometres through Chile’s harsh Atacama Desert, a newly inaugurated data cable is creating new opportunities at ESO’s Paranal Observatory and the Observatorio Cerro Armazones. Connecting these facilities to the main Latin American scientific data backbone completes the last gap in the high-speed link between the observatories and Europe.
4 November 2010 - CERN
The LHC enters a new phase
Proton running for 2010 in the LHC at CERN came to a successful conclusion today at 08:00 CET. Since the end of March, when the first collisions occurred at a total energy of 7 TeV, the machine and experiment teams have achieved all of their objectives for the first year of proton physics at this record energy and new ground has been explored. For the rest of the year the LHC is moving to a different phase of operation, in which lead ions will be accelerated and brought into collision in the machine for the first time.
EIROforum Press Releases
ESRF, 3 December 2013
ESRF users: register now for the annual meeting!
The annual Users Meeting will be held in Grenoble from 3-5 February 2014
ESO, 3 December 2013
Planetarium and Visitor Centre Donated to ESO
The centre at the site of its Headquarters in Garching bei München, Germany, will be a magnificent showcase of astronomy for the public