Stories from CERN's women in science

CERN celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by shedding light on the variety of career paths for women in STEM.

07 February, 2024

CERN’s impact on medical technology

Frontier instruments like the LHC and its detectors not only push back the boundaries of our knowledge, but also catalyse innovative technology for medical applications, writes Manuela Cirilli.

25 June, 2021

MARS Bioimaging partners with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

The partnership will assess particular aspects of the MARS 5x120 Extremity scanner.

15 June, 2023

CERN detector could help to improve head tumour radiotherapy

Scientists are testing a new device to help target cancer cells more accurately in ion radiotherapy of head and neck tumours, which could help limit the treatment’s side effects. It includes Timepix3, a small particle detector developed at CERN

08 March, 2024

Timepix: from CERN’s galleries to the Moon

The renowned Timepix detector celebrates its 10-year anniversary on the International Space Station by flying to the Moon: the chip features in NASA’s future lunar programme

16 November, 2022

Spectroscopic X-ray imaging now certified for medical use

The CERN Workshops on Medical Applications of Spectroscopic X-ray Detectors have been instrumental in advancing spectroscopic X-ray imaging and bringing it from the lab to the clinic

01 September, 2022

First European hospital receives 3D colour X-ray scanner using CERN technology

MARS Bioimaging's 3D colour X-ray scanner has arrived in Europe to undertake clinical trials that will lead to its medical use.

22 June, 2021

Timepix-based detectors bring particle physics in the classroom

The ADMIRA project uses Timepix-based detectors to help students experiment with particle physics and contributes to transforming STEM education.

29 March, 2021

New 3D colour X-rays made possible with CERN technology

Stunning new images pave the way to large-scale human trials, two years on from the first ever 3D colour human X-ray using CERN Medipix3 technology

18 November, 2020