CERN's ISOLTRAP reveals new magic in the atomic nucleus
(Phys.org) —The ISOLTRAP collaboration has measured the mass of exotic calcium nuclei using a new instrument installed at the ISOLDE facility at CERN. The measurements, published on 20 June in the journal Nature, clearl ...
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 ...
World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'
Physicists have fixed a short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher, making the particle-hunting machine ready for a restart "within days' time" after a two-year shutdown.
Crowd-sourced computing platform reaches one trillion events
The crowd-sourced physics simulator Test4Theory has simulated its one trillionth (1012) particle collision since its launch just two years ago. ...
ATLAS detector ready to match large hadron collider improvements
More than 200 members of the ATLAS collaboration gathered on the Stanford campus last week to discuss how to make one of the world's biggest and best particle detectors even better.
SESAME passes an important milestone at CERN
The SESAME project has reached an important milestone: the first complete cell of this accelerator for the Middle East has been assembled and successfully tested at CERN. ...
US-CERN agreement paves way for new era of scientific discovery
A new agreement between the United States and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed today will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics, promising to yield new insights ...
CERN Colour X-ray Technology Set to Save Lives
(PhysOrg.com) -- Medical studies are soon to start with the MARS scanner, a revolutionary CT scanner developed by the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The scanner, which incorporates technology developed at the world's ...
Search for first Web page takes detour into US
For the European physicists who created the World Wide Web, preserving its history is as elusive as unlocking the mysteries of how the universe began.
Proton-ion collisions: Behind the scenes of a hybrid interaction
Protons to the right, ions to the left: the basic principle of proton-ion collisions at the LHC might seem straightforward. However, this is an almost unprecedented mode of collider operation, certainly unique at the energy ...
OPERA observes the second tau neutrino
(Phys.org) -- The OPERA collaboration has announced yesterday at the Neutrino 2012 conference in Japan, the observation of their second neutrino tau interaction, after the first observation made in 2010.
Tears not ties as 'Higgs-like' particle found
Raucous applause more usually seen at a football match and tearful exchanges are not things you would associate with a meeting of the science community.
CERN votes to admit Israel as newest full member
The governing council of the world's top particle physics lab has unanimously voted to accept Israel as a full member.
Dark energy: Q&A with Steve Kuhlmann
Why do we care about dark energy in the first place?