The United States has signed an agreement with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which paves the way for new joint projects in particle physics. The deal was signed during a ceremony at the White House by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, National Science Foundation Director France Córdova, and CERN Director-General Rolf-Dieter Heuer. This agreement will allow U.S. collaboration to continue at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, where the long-sought Higgs boson was discovered in 2012. “This agreement is also historic since it formalizes CERN’s participation in U.S.-based programs such as prospective future neutrino facilities for the first time," Heuer said.
14 May 2015