News tagged with collider

Return of the LHC – season 2 continues

On Friday, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) opened its doors to allow particles to travel around the ring for the first time since the year-end technical stop (YETS) began in December 2015. At 10.30 am, a first bunch was circulating ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in General Physics
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Old magnets attracted to new discoveries

A powerful magnet from an MRI machine at the University of Queensland's Centre for Advanced Imaging will begin a new life in Switzerland as part of an experiment investigating the foundations of the universe.

dateFeb 18, 2016 in General Physics
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What's the point of theoretical physics?

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. Discoveries such as gravitational waves and the Higgs boson can inspire wonder at the complex beauty of the universe no matter how ...

dateFeb 12, 2016 in General Physics
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Explainer: What is antimatter?

Antimatter was one of the most exciting physics discoveries of the 20th century. Picked up by fiction writers such as Dan Brown, many people think of it as an "out there" theoretical idea – unaware that it is actually being ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in General Physics
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Winter therapy for the accelerators

When the accelerators are asleep, the technical teams get to work. Since 14 December, no particles have circulated in any part of CERN's accelerator chain, from the particle source to the intermediate rings and the Large ...

dateJan 15, 2016 in General Physics
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