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20 September 2012 - CERN
Professor Agnieszka Zalewska Elected President of CERN Council
CERN Council today elected Professor Agnieszka Zalewska as its 21st President for a period of one year renewable twice, with a mandate starting on 1 January 2013. Professor Zalewska takes over from Michel Spiro who comes to the conclusion of his three-year term at the end of December.

19 September 2012 - CERN
CERN's first artistic residency reaches a conclusion
Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN award and CERN's first artist in residence, Julius von Bismarck, will present his work 'Versuch unter Kreisen', at the closing lecture of his residency at CERN on 25 September.

17 September 2012 - Fermilab/NOAO
World's most powerful digital camera opens eye, records first images in hunt for dark energy
Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has now found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed Dark Energy Camera, the most powerful sky-mapping machine ever created, has captured and recorded it for the first time.

Particle Physics in the Press

21 September 2012 -
Fermilab prepares for a future of muons

21 September 2012 - Reuters
Dark Energy Camera to seek light in deepest, darkest space

21 September 2012 - Phys.Org
Physicist explains significance of Higgs boson discovery

21 September 2012 - The Daily Telegraph
$40m 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera to unlock secrets of the universe

20 September 2012 - Discovery News
Dark Energy Camera Sees First Light

19 September 2012 -
Dark Matter Survey Camera: Looking Through the Lens

19 September 2012 - New York Times
The Bose in the Boson

18 September 2012 - Reuters
ALICE scientists enter primeval plasma wonderland

18 September 2012 - IEEE Spectrum
Higgs Boson Unmasked by World's Biggest Test Instruments

18 September 2012 - Phys.Org
Dark matter effect might be explained by modified way to calculate inertial mass

18 September 2012 - Los Angeles Times
Dark Energy Camera, new mega-eye on the sky, probes ancient mystery

18 September 2012 - CBS News
Dark energy telescope snaps first cosmic photos

18 September 2012 - BBC News
Dark energy camera snaps first images ahead of survey

18 September 2012 -
How many scientists does it take to make a discovery?

17 September 2012 - Reuters India
ALICE scientists enter primeval plasma wonderland

17 September 2012 - CBS2 Chicago
New Fermilab Camera Helping Look Into Ancient Universe

17 September 2012 - R & D Magazine
Astrophysicists get first images for Dark Energy Camera

17 September 2012 -
Science Lecture: Talking the Higgs Boson with Dr. Joseph Incadela


ILC Newsline

20 September 2012

  • A potential US site for the ILC
  • Community spirit helps us achieve our milestones
  • The welcoming season
CERN Bulletin

24 September 2012

  • A Siberian delivery
  • Updating Europe's strategy for particle physics
  • Interview with Agnieszka Zalewska
DESY inForm

September 2012

  • The gate to the nanocosm
  • Distinguished accelerator scientist
  • New leading scientist
  • Pulling strings
CERN Courier

September 2012

  • CMS studies the quark–gluon plasma
  • Particle identification in ALICE boosts QGP studies
  • The PS Booster hits 40
  • ECLOUD12 sheds light on electron clouds
ASPERA This Month
  • Towards the new ApPEC structure
  • "CTA will likely be the first"
  • The third ASPERA Call has been launched
symmetry magazine
  • World's most powerful digital camera records first images
  • ATLAS collaboration gains real recognition for virtual visits program
  • First proton-lead collision test at the LHC successful


Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth. (Courtesy: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration)

The Dark Energy Camera features 62 charged-coupled devices (CCDs), which record a total of 570 megapixels per snapshot. (Courtesy: Fermilab)

Dark Energy Camera telescope simulator at Fermilab. (Courtesy: Fermilab)

The Blanco telescope in Chile as seen from the air. (Courtesy: NOAO/AURA/NSF)