Upgrade of LHC underway paving way for new discoveries
The Higgs boson looks just like Marc Sher said it would. Now what?
It turns out that the Higgs boson looks exactly like Marc Sher always said it would, and now he's a little bummed.
Now confident: CERN physicists say new particle is Higgs boson (Update 3)
Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson—a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe ...
Definitely, maybe: Evidence grows for positive ID of Higgs boson
Physicists say they are now almost certain that the curious "Higgs-like particle" revealed last year at CERN is a Higgs boson.
Top scientific breakthrough opens door to understanding universe
Physicists at Virginia Tech, as part of a collaboration with U.S. and Chinese researchers, took part in one of 2012's top scientific breakthroughs according to Science magazine. It's a breakthrough that could have a sign ...
After Higgs Boson, scientists prepare for next quantum leap
Seven months after its scientists made a landmark discovery that may explain the mysteries of mass, Europe's top physics lab will take a break from smashing invisible particles to recharge for the next leap ...
New study furthers Einstein's 'theory of everything'
(Phys.org)—Sussex physicists have taken a small step towards fulfilling Einstein's dream of proving there is only one fundamental force in nature.
Accelerating neutral atoms on a table top
Conventional, as well as compact, laser-based particle acceleration schemes hinge on accelerating electric fields and are therefore ineffective for neutral atoms, which do not respond to these fields. Researchers ...
Interview: CERN chief firmer on Higgs boson
The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world's largest atom smasher said Saturday.
Scientists analyse global Twitter gossip around Higgs boson discovery
(Phys.org)—A model of the spread of gossip on Twitter prior to the Higgs boson discovery announcement has been developed by University of Birmingham computer scientists, according to research published on the online repository, ...
Courant's Marateck describes math theory behind Higgs boson finding
Lost in the exhilaration surrounding this summer's presumed discovery of the Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that is a building block of the universe, were the theoretical clues that led to the breakthrough.
McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honors
Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honored by Queen ...
X-ray laser research ranks in Science magazine's top 10
(Phys.org)—Research at SLAC's powerful X-ray laser that could lead to the development of specialized drugs to better combat African sleeping sickness has been recognized by Science magazine as one of the ...