World's largest particle collider busts record
The world's largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced Thursday.
CERN announces LHC restart schedule
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has started to get ready for its second three-year run. Cool down of the vast machine has already begun in ...
Researchers' data are closing in on Higgs boson particle
Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher say they have reams of new data that will reveal with greater certainty whether they have already glimpsed a long-sought theoretical particle that could help ...
Short circuit delays particle hunter machine restart
A short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher has indefinitely delayed the particle-hunting machine's planned restart, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Wednesday.
With collider set to reboot, physicists look beyond the Higgs
So much for the warmup laps. Harvard physicists are looking with anticipation to the spring, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland, fires up after a two-year hiatus for repairs and upgrades. ...
Quirky quark combination creates exotic new particle
Since the spectacular discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the gigantic particle accelerator outside Geneva, have suffered a bit of a drought when it comes ...
Science quotes on the Higgs boson
Stereotypes of scientists as stern-faced and emotionless were tossed aside on Wednesday when physicists reacted with joy and tears to CERN's announcement about the Higgs Boson.
Upgrade of LHC underway paving way for new discoveries
'God Particle' Nobel ticks boson box for CERN
The reflected glory of a Nobel prize for the minds behind the "God particle" sent champagne corks popping at Europe's top physics lab CERN Tuesday, vindicating its landmark discovery a year ago.
Particle physics -- why does it matter?
Scientists reported yesterday the discovery of a particle that is very likely the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that gives other particles massand makes life possible. Theorized in the 1960s and ...
The world's largest distributed computer grid crunches LHC's huge numbers
The world's largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, has potentially delivered one of physics' "Holy Grails" in the form of the Higgs boson. Much of the science came down to one number – 126, the ...
OU physicists develop rationale for the next-generation particle collider
A University of Oklahoma-developed theory provides the rationale for the next-generation particle accelerator—the International Linear Collider. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva ...
Latest edition of the 'Particle Physics Bible' now online
The Review of Particle Physics, a panorama of the world of high-energy and astroparticle physics, has been compiled and issued every two years since 1957 by the international Particle Data Group, now consisting of almost ...
Scientists planning next particle super collider to meet at UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will host hundreds of particle physicists from all over the world Oct. 22-26 for the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders.