15 September 2016
Several years after the end of the data taking campaign, the NA60 scientific program remains active, as a recent publication in the journal Physics Letters B shows.
2 September 2016
At the occasion of the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2016), the CMS Collaboration presented more than 70 new results approved since the last major conference. The IPNL group has contributed in many of these analyses, using mostly the new data collected by CMS in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 13 fb-1. This is five times more statistics than what was previously collected at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV.
8 June 2016
After the usual winter break, the LHC was restarted in the spring. Number of adjustments of the beam and the experiments have been done with low intensity beam. Now the accelerator is ready to deliver protons to physics. For the second consecutive year, the LHC will run at a collision energy of 13 TeV.
24 May 2016
The IPNL was built around a Cockcroft and Walton accelerator bought by Jean Thibaud. This accelerator ended his life in the dome where only part of the original machine was used. It is the subject of a restoration project that is exposed to the university library between May 31 and July 2.
13 May 2016
The EDELWEISS experiment aims to detect WIMPs, a candidate for dark matter particles. It is located in the Modane Underground Laboratory. The experiment operates bolometers cooled to tens of Millikelvin where a WIMP might collide with a germanium nucleus and produce its recoil. This recoil is then measured by the resulting temperature rise (few microkelvin) and ionisation production (Germanium is a semiconductor material). This double measurment allow to identify nuclear recoils and thus eliminating much of the background due to gamma rays from natural radioactivity.