News tagged with higgs boson

Accelerating neutral atoms on a table top

Conventional, as well as compact, laser-based particle acceleration schemes hinge on accelerating electric fields and are therefore ineffective for neutral atoms, which do not respond to these fields. Researchers ...

Jan 27, 2013
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McCartney, 'God particle' scientist get honors

Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain's record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called "God particle," are among the hundreds being honored by Queen ...

Dec 29, 2012
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Celebrity at stand-up reception

Higgs or not Higgs? That is the question, of course. Physicists nevertheless already consider finding the new particle - whatever it may be – to be one of the most important discoveries of recent decades. ...

Jul 10, 2012
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