Geneva, 13 May 2013. On 2 June 2013 CERN1, in collaboration with its local partners, will be inaugurating a scientific tourist trail through the Pays de Gex and the Canton of Geneva known as the Passport to the Big Bang. A major programme of activities has been organised for the general public at various CERN sites, including special events and bike rides.
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Geneva, 8 May 2013. An international team at the ISOLDE radioactive-beam facility at CERN1 has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric, "pear" shapes. The observations contradict some existing nuclear theories and will require others to be amended. The results are published in the journal Nature on 8 May 2013.
Geneva, 30 April 2013. The ALPHA collaboration at CERN1 has published a paper in Nature Communications describing the first direct analysis of how antimatter is affected by gravity.
ALPHA was the first experiment to trap atoms of antihydrogen — neutral antimatter atoms held in place with a strong magnetic field for up to 1000 seconds. The original goal of the experiment was not to study gravity, but the researchers realised that the data they had already collected might be sensitive to gravitational effects.
Geneva, 30 April 2013. Twenty years ago CERN1 published a statement that made the World Wide Web ("W3", or simply "the web") technology available on a royalty-free basis. By making the software required to run a web server freely available, along with a basic browser and a library of code, the web was allowed to flourish.
Geneva, 24 April 2013. The LHCb collaboration at CERN1 today submitted a paper to Physical Review Letters on the first observation of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the decays of the particle known as the B0s. It is only the fourth subatomic particle known to exhibit such behaviour.