Space detector prepares to scour universe for secrets (Update)
A huge physics detector that will scour outer space for clues to the origins of the universe began the first stage of its voyage to the International Space Station at Geneva airport on Wednesday.
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment takes off for Kennedy Space Center
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), an experiment that will search for antimatter and dark matter in space, leaves CERN next Tuesday on the next leg of its journey to the International Space Station. The ...
Conference highlights first results from the Large Hadron Collider
First results from the LHC at CERN are being revealed at ICHEP, the world's largest international conference on particle physics, which has attracted more than 1000 participants to its venue in Paris. The ...
Coldest Antimatter Ever Produced
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists working at the CERN nuclear research lab on the border of Switzerland and France have generated the coldest particles of antimatter ever recorded.
Large Hadron Collider gains pace: CERN
The world's biggest atom smasher is swiftly gaining pace as scientists seek to unravel the secrets of the universe, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Monday.
Physicists Begin Quest for 'Higgs' Particle at European Collider
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than two dozen UC San Diego physicists and technicians began their long-awaited quest last week in a research facility below the Swiss-French border to find a hypothetical subatomic particle ...
Atom smasher will help reveal 'the beginning'
The world's largest atom smasher threw together minuscule particles racing at unheard of speeds in conditions simulating those just after the Big Bang - a success that kick-started a megabillion-dollar experiment ...
UA Physicists Charged Up About Record Collisions in Large Hadron Collider
(PhysOrg.com) -- Now the research begins for the team of University of Arizona physicists who built pieces of the largest scientific instrument ever, the Large Hadron Collider.
Atom smasher achieves 'Big Bang' collisions (Update)
Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher on Tuesday started colliding particles at record energy levels, opening a new era in the quest for the universe's deepest secrets.
Vanderbilt sets up 1 of 8 virtual control rooms for LHC in US
On Tuesday, Mar. 30, the world's most powerful particle accelerator is scheduled to begin slamming subatomic particles together at record energies and recording the consequences of the micro-explosions that ...
Pioneering atom smashing bid makes faltering start
Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher seeking to unravel the secrets of the universe got off to a faltering start on Tuesday, when they failed to collide two high-energy proton beams.
World's largest particle collider may unlock secrets of universe
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, could generate astonishing new insights into the Big Bang, the building blocks of the universe, the mysterious ...
Large Hadron Collider 7 TeV experiment on March 30
(PhysOrg.com) -- With beams routinely circulating in the Large Hadron Collider at 3.5 TeV, the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, CERN has set the date for the start of the LHC research ...
Rumblings about CERN is empty talk
'Hadron Collider to be closed amid fears of a very big bang' read the headline in a major English newspaper and sparked controversy over the future of CERN. Was there a future for the large European research ...