News tagged with large hadron collider

Meet TIM, the LHC tunnel's robot

The name's TIM, Robot TIM – meet the spy patrolling the 27-km tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). TIM, the Train Inspection Monorail, is a mini vehicle transporting a set of instruments along tracks suspended from ...

dateNov 27, 2016 in Robotics
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Smallest LHC experiment has cosmic outing

Roughly once a year, the smallest Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment, LHC-forward (LHCf), is taken out of its dedicated storage on the site near the ATLAS experiment, reinstalled in the LHC tunnel, and put to use investigating ...

dateNov 21, 2016 in General Physics
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Linac 4 reached its energy goal

CERN's new linear accelerator (Linac 4) has now accelerated a beam up to its design energy, 160 MeV. This important milestone of the accelerator's commissioning phase took place on 25 October.

dateNov 08, 2016 in General Physics
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Does science require predictions?

While the past may seem like a foreign country, the future is a more mysterious land. Full of potential and promise, tragedy and heartache, people have always sought glimpses of a map of the future. Visions of Christmases-Yet-to-Come ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Other
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The secret lives of long-lived particles

The universe is unbalanced. Gravity is tremendously weak. But the weak force, which allows particles to interact and transform, is enormously strong. The mass of the Higgs boson is suspiciously petite. And the catalog of ...

dateOct 03, 2016 in General Physics
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Looking for charming asymmetries

One of the biggest challenges in physics is to understand why everything we see in our universe seems to be formed only of matter, whereas the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter.

dateSep 29, 2016 in General Physics
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