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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 ...

Jan 27, 2013
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Mass appeal: Boson goes hip

The Higgs boson has not only pushed back the frontiers of science—it has also broken new ground in hipness, spawning songs, merchandising and jokes.

Oct 09, 2013
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What's next for particle physicists, post-Higgs?

In March of last year, scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, identified the Higgs boson, the last elusive particle in the Standard Model ...

Jul 17, 2013
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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 ...

Dec 29, 2012
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The Higgs boson: One year on

A year ago today, physicists from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN proudly announced the discovery of a new boson looking very much like the Higgs boson.

Jul 05, 2013
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A closer look at the Higgs boson

Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva have announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks remarkably like the long-sought Higgs boson. Sometimes called the "God p ...

Jul 04, 2012
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