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Explainer: What are fundamental particles?

It is often claimed that the Ancient Greeks were the first to identify objects that have no size, yet are able to build up the world around us through their interactions. And as we are able to observe th ...

Mar 20, 2015
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On the front lines of the Higgs boson search

Finding the Higgs boson at CERN involved an exciting chain of events and sharing it with the wider public through the media was also a journey of discovery, Prof. Jon Butterworth told an audience at the IOP's ...

Oct 10, 2014
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Upgrading the Large Hadron Collider

Scientists from the Particle Physics Research Group at the University of Bristol are currently working on upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the particle accelerator and collider located at CERN ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Video: How String Theory scaled up

In August 1984 two physicists arrived at a formula that transformed our understanding of string theory, an achievement now recognised by a major award. Professor Michael Green of the Department of Applied Mathematics and ...

Mar 05, 2014
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