News tagged with european researchers

The Big Bang versus the 'Big Bounce'

Two fundamental concepts in physics, both of which explain the nature of the Universe in many ways, have been difficult to reconcile with each other. European researchers developed a mathematical approach ...

Jul 06, 2012
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Video preludes Higgs boson announcement

A video from Europe's CERN physics lab, apparently posted mistakenly on the eve of an announcement on the elusive "God Particle," reveals that a new subatomic particle has been observed in the relevant range.

Jul 04, 2012
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Understanding what's up with the Higgs boson

(Phys.org) -- CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, will hold a seminar early in the morning on July 4 to announce the latest results from ATLAS and CMS, ...

Jun 28, 2012
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Laying the basis for gravitational wave detection

Astronomers have long relied on light waves to provide information about astrophysical objects. The hunt for gravitational waves, highly sought after but terribly elusive, should get a boost from theoretical ...

Jun 27, 2012
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Self-organized nanopatterns in multicomponent systems

European researchers have studied a new class of self-organized nanostructures formed by the complex interdependence of chemical reactions and diffusion in multicomponent reacting systems. Project results ...

Jun 18, 2012
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Testing a 40-year old cell membrane theory

European researchers conducted state-of-the-art high-resolution imaging experiments of protein diffusion in artificial cell membranes. Results provided the first experimental evidence of an important theory ...

Jun 15, 2012
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Black hole masses and the evolution of galaxies

Scientists have been studying light from distant objects in the night sky for thousands of years in an effort to understand the Universe. Now European researchers have developed a novel method for estimating ...

Jun 13, 2012
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