At the Swiss large-scale research facility CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), scientists were able to detect the decay of the Higgs particle into so-called b quarks for the first time. A CMS detector was used to carry out the investigations, and researchers from the Chair of Experimental Physics III B, headed by JARA-FAME member Prof. Achim Stahl, played a key role in its development.
The Alpha-Magnet-Spectrometer (AMS) installed on the International Space Station requires a new cooling system. Therefore scientists of the I. Physics Institute of the RWTH, under the direction of JARA-FAME member Prof. Stefan Schael, are working on the development of a new system, which will be installed and put into operation at the beginning of 2019 at the AMS experiment. Further information in German.
The JARA-FAME Annual Report 2015 gives an overview about the different occurrences like events, honours and research results. The reports also contains a current list of JARA members and involved institutes. Research reports give a summery about the work an development of the section.
On 17 January 2013, an event was held to officially mark the foundation of the new JARA-FAME (Forces and Matter Experiments). JARA-FAME is concerned with basic physical research in the field of nuclear and particle physics, and aims to investigate and improve our understanding of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. This asymmetry ultimately holds the key to our existence.