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CERN: Study sheds light on one of physics' biggest mysteries

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Why is there more matter than antimatter?

UNDER THE MILKY WAY. The Milky Way as seen from Yellowstone National Park. Neal Herbert/Flickr

Scientists say hoped-for physics particle was just a blip

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Scientists tweet their reactions to the news even before it is formally announced No new particle announced at ICHEP2016 today but that s how science works says Fermilab the top US particle physics laboratory

Technicians working in the LHC tunnel of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland on February 16, 2016. File photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

2015 top science stories: Edited genes, reusable rockets, water on Mars

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Within Earth and beyond what are the most important and intriguing stories in science from the previous 12 months? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum

New blow for 'supersymmetry' physics theory

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:25 PM

New data from ultra high speed proton collisions at Europe s Large Hadron Collider LHC showed an exotic particle dubbed the beauty quark behaves as predicted by the Standard Model

Inside the Large Hadron Collider. Image courtesy CERN

Scientists discover new kind of particle: the pentaquark

Jul 15, 2015 - 11:01 AM

Physicists had theorized the existence of the pentaquark since the 1960s but had never been able to prove it until its detection by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

HELLO, PENTAQUARK! Illustration of the possible layout of the quarks in a pentaquark particle such as those discovered at LHCb. © CERN

'New era' in physics as Large Hadron Collider cranks up

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:39 PM

UPDATED During the next phase of the LHC programme researchers will probe a conceptual frontier called new physics including antimatter and dark matter

READY, SET... Physicists working in the ALICE experiment control room, getting their detector ready to take data from collisions that are due to begin in the Large Hadron Collider June 6, 2015. Image by Laurent Egli/CERN

3-decade quest backs physics' 'Standard Model'

May 14, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Researchers at the world s biggest particle collider say they observed an extremely rare event – the decay of the neutral B meson into a pair of muons the heavy cousins of electrons

This file photo shows people at work on the CMS detector open during the first long shutdown (LS1), April 26, 2013. Image by Maximilien Brice/LHC/CERN

Large Hadron Collider resumes collisions after upgrade

May 06, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Tuesday s collisions at the giant lab housed in a 27 kilometer 17 mile tunnel straddling the French Swiss border are part of preparations for the next experiments to delve into the mysteries of the universe

GIGANTIC. This file photo shows people at work on the CMS detector open during the first long shutdown (LS1), April 26, 2013. Image by Maximilien Brice/LHC/CERN

After two years, Large Hadron Collider back in operation

Apr 05, 2015 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED The restart of the world s largest particle collider signals the start of the second season of its operations and will soon be working at unprecedented energy levels

GIGANTIC. This file photo shows people at work on the CMS detector open during the first long shutdown (LS1), April 26, 2013. Image by Maximilien Brice/LHC/CERN

World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Scientists still must carry out tests on all the circuits in the area around the fault which happened March 21 and forced CERN to announce a several week delay of the restart

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

Short circuit delays particle hunter machine restart

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:56 AM

The error occurred last Saturday March 21 in one of the Large Hadron Collider s LHC magnet circuits the laboratory says in a statement

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

CERN labs fine-tune measurement of Higgs boson

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Physicists at the world s largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

CERN's revamped particle smasher ready to push physics into unknown

Mar 13, 2015 - 11:07 AM

CERN says it begins tests in preparation for rebooting the world s biggest particle collider in trying to uncover new particles that could alter our understanding of the Universe

3D cutaway of the LHC dipole, July 7, 2014. Image by Daniel Dominguez/CERN

Searching for Susy: Large Hadron Collider to push physics frontier

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

After a two year upgrade the Large Hadron Collider has its sights on finding exotic new particles in a previously inaccessible realm that can sometimes resemble science fiction

Views of the LHC tunnel sector 3-4, October 5, 2009. Maximilien Brice/CERN

Italian physicist Gianotti first woman to lead CERN

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:26 AM

Gianotti who joined CERN near Geneva in 1987 was project leader from 2009 to 2013 of the Atlas collaboration one of two teams tasked with finding the Higgs boson particle

Fabiola Gianotti, pictured here at the ATLAS detector, will be CERN's next Director-General. Image courtesy Claudia Marcelloni/CERN

Higgs quest deepens into realm of 'New Physics'

Jul 02, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Two years after making history by unearthing the Higgs boson physicists are broadening their probe into its identity hoping this will also solve other great cosmic mysteries

Over 10,000 high-current splices between LHC magnets will be opened and consolidated during the first Long Shutdown of the LHC. This image shows their installation in 2007. CERN photo

Particle physics: Experiments give shape to Higgs

Jun 23, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Physicists on Sunday June 22 say they have learned more about the identity of the Higgs Boson

PROTON COLLISION. Protons collide in the CMS detector, producing a Bs particle that decays into two muons (red lines) in this event display from 2012. Image courtesy CMS/CERN

Higgs Boson scientists win the Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Physics Prize for the discovery of the the Higgs Boson

NOBEL LAUREATES. A combo of recent pictures taken on July 4, 2012 at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) offices in Switzerland shows British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (L) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

New tests back Standard Model of particle physics - CERN

Jul 19, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Tests at the world s biggest collider have provided the most exhaustive confirmation to date of the 4 decade old Standard Model

PROTON COLLISION. Protons collide in the CMS detector, producing a Bs particle that decays into two muons (red lines) in this event display from 2012. Image courtesy CMS/CERN

Higgs evidence mounts one year on, so too the suspense

Jul 02, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Evidence is mounting it may be the elusive Higgs boson even as researchers warn the suspense is far from over

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Antarctica is Filipino scientist's laboratory

May 07, 2013 - 3:53 PM

As Filipinos endure the summer heat a Filipino American scientist deals with months of darkness sub zero temperatures and isolation

WORKING IN THE COLD. Blaise Kuo Tiong checks on one of IceCube's equipment buried in the Antarctic ice. Photo courtesy of Blaise Kuo Tiong

A Filipino in Antarctica: Cold continent, hot science

May 05, 2013 - 9:54 PM

Meet Blaise Kuo Tiong a Filipino scientist studying neutrinos at the world s southernmost point

Filipino scientist Blaise Kuo Tiong at the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory. Photo courtesy of Blaise Kuo Tiong

Particle looking 'more and more' like Higgs - scientists

Mar 07, 2013 - 7:03 AM

The subatomic particle whose discovery was announced amid much fanfare last year is looking more and more like it could indeed be the elusive Higgs boson believed to explain why matter has mass

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

New vigor in quest for Higgs boson

Aug 01, 2012 - 11:07 AM

Scientists at the CERN physics lab are smashing particles with new vigor in a quest to understand why matter has mass

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Factfile: The Higgs boson

Jul 04, 2012 - 5:43 PM

Following is a factfile on the Higgs boson conceived as a sub atomic particle that confers substance Physicists on Wednesday July 4 said they had found a new sub atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Higgs-like particle found in 'milestone' for mankind

Jul 04, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Physicists on Wednesday July 4 said they had found a new sub atomic particle consistent with the Higgs boson which is believed to confer mass

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS

Video preludes Higgs boson announcement

Jul 04, 2012 - 9:05 AM

A video from Europe s CERN physics lab apparently posted mistakenly on the eve of an announcement on the elusive God Particle reveals that a new subatomic particle has been observed in the relevant range

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS