Physicist's blog post rumors Higgs discovery at Fermilab
First-time observation of photon polarization emitted in the weak decay of a bottom quark
As members of the LHCb collaboration, scientists at EPFL have analyzed data collected at CERN's Large Hadron Collider that offer a first-time observation of the polarization of the photon emitted in the weak ...
Higgs quest deepens into realm of 'New Physics'
Two years after making history by unearthing the Higgs boson, the particle that confers mass, physicists are broadening their probe into its identity, hoping this will also solve other great cosmic mysteries.
Collapse of the universe is closer than ever before
Maybe it happens tomorrow. Maybe in a billion years. Physicists have long predicted that the universe may one day collapse, and that everything in it will be compressed to a small hard ball. New calculations ...
Interview: CERN chief firmer on Higgs boson
The world should know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world's largest atom smasher said Saturday.
What will the Large Hadron Collider reveal?
With its successful test run at the end of 2009, the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, seized the world record for the highest-energy particle collisions created by mankind. We can now reflect ...
Higgs boson provides a musical spin
A decades-long quest for the elusive Higgs boson has sparked a creative rush in music, with compositions ranging from a-capella and rap to a hypnotic symphony.
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 ...
Higgs search: A half-century odyssey
Over half a century, the Higgs boson has evolved from a theory rejected as daft to a cornerstone of our understanding of the Universe.
Particle collision thought to replicate Big Bang forces, may help explain how things exist
By the logic of science, things simply shouldn't exist. The best scientific minds of several generations have reasoned that shortly after the Big Bang created the universe, matter and antimatter should have wiped each other ...
Iowa State physicists excited about Higgs studies, look forward to new physics
Ten Iowa State University physicists have their names on a new paper describing how the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider has observed a new particle in the search for the Higgs boson. ...
Higgs evidence mounts one year on, so too the suspense
A year since the discovery of a subatomic particle set the science world aflutter, evidence is mounting it may be the elusive Higgs boson even as researchers warn the suspense is far from over.
Theoretical physicists probe the Majorana mystery
(Phys.org) -- With headlines proclaiming the discovery of the Higgs boson particle physics has captured the imagination of the world, particularly among those who dwell on the nature of the cosmos. But this ...
After Higgs breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest
A year ago, the world's largest particle collider made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science, identifying what is believed to be the Higgs Boson—the long-sought maker of mass.