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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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'Accelerator on a chip' demonstrated

In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Sonata in LHCb: The sound of antimatter (w/ Video)

In a recent paper the LHCb collaboration at CERN observed two particles changing from matter into antimatter and back again. Now the collaboration has turned that data into sound, so that you can listen to the music of antimatter.

Aug 27, 2013
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