EIROforum Press Releases
28 July 2011 - ESO
European ALMA antenna brings total on Chajnantor to 16
Getting ready for ALMA’s first scientific observations
28 July 2011 - CERN
CERN experiment weighs antimatter with unprecedented accuracy
In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the Japanese-European ASACUSA experiment at CERN reported a new measurement of the antiproton’s mass accurate to about one part in a billion.
27 July 2011 - ESO
VST Looks at the Leo Triplet - and Beyond
A huge image, from the new VLT Survey Telescope (VST) and its camera OmegaCAM at ESO's Paranal Observatory, shows a triplet of bright galaxies in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). But the faint objects in the background, rather than the foreground galaxies, are what may capture an astronomer’s attention.
21 July 2011 - EMBL
Gardening in the brain
Specialist cells prune connections between neurons
21 July 2011 - EMBL
A hot species for cool structures
Complex proteins in 3D thanks to simple heat-loving fungus
21 July 2011 - CERN
LHC experiments present their latest results at Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics
The first of the major summer conferences for particle physics opens today in Grenoble. All of the LHC experiments will be presenting results, and a press conference is scheduled for Monday 25 July.
20 July 2011 - ESO
A Cosmic Superbubble
ESO’s Very Large Telescope captured this striking view of the nebula around the star cluster NGC 1929 within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. A colossal example of what astronomers call a superbubble dominates this stellar nursery. It is being carved by the winds from bright young stars and the shockwaves from supernova explosions.
19 July 2011 - ILL
Precise measurements of cholesterol transport rates give new hope for Alzheimer’s treatment
Neutrons have shown the movement of cholesterol between and within cells takes far longer than previously thought. Findings could impact the treatment of a range of diseases linked to abnormal rates of cholesterol transfer.
17 July 2011 - EMBL
Keeping it together
'Cord-stopper' protein complex makes chromosomes easier to move
13 July 2011 - ILL
Massive enzyme footballs control sugar metabolism
Neutrons have shown how massive enzyme complexes inside cells might determine whether sugar is burnt for energy or stored as fat. These findings will improve understanding of diabetes and a range of metabolic diseases.
13 July 2011 - ESO
What Activates a Supermassive Black Hole?
Galaxy collisions not the culprits, even in the jam-packed early Universe
12 July 2011 - ESRF
Sepiolites characterized for first time paving way to synthesis
Sepiolite is a porous clay, used for example in cat litter, that absorbs more liquid than any other known mineral. A Franco-Spanish team of scientists has analyzed twenty different sepiolites extracted from mines around the world, using X-ray and electron diffraction.
7 July 2011 - EIROforum
Passing the Baton - New Chairmanship of the EIROforum
On 1 July 2011 the rotating Chairmanship of EIROforum passed from EFDA-JET to CERN.
7 July 2011 - CERN
CERN launches Open Hardware initiative
Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN has today issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.
6 July 2011 - ESO
Hydrogen Peroxide Found in Space
Molecules of hydrogen peroxide have been found for the first time in interstellar space. The discovery gives clues about the chemical link between two molecules critical for life: water and oxygen. On Earth, hydrogen peroxide plays a key role in the chemistry of water and ozone in our planet’s atmosphere, and is familiar for its use as a disinfectant or to bleach hair blonde. Now it has been detected in space by astronomers using the ESO-operated APEX telescope in Chile.
5 July 2011 - EMBL
Obituary - Lennart Philipson
EMBL’s second Director General, Lennart Philipson, has died.
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