Major budget cuts to slow world's biggest atom smasher: CERN (Update)
European budget cuts at the world's biggest atom smasher are set to slow down its quest to unlock the deepest secrets of the universe, management and staff warned on Wednesday.
High speed beams, heaps of excitement and hunting the Higgs boson
(PhysOrg.com) -- If looking for the elusive Higgs boson particle is like searching for a needle in a haystack, research published last month has made the haystack smaller.
Conference highlights first results from the Large Hadron Collider
First results from the LHC at CERN are being revealed at ICHEP, the world's largest international conference on particle physics, which has attracted more than 1000 participants to its venue in Paris. The ...
Protons for studying the Dead Sea Scrolls
Researchers of the National Laboratories of the South (LNS) in Catania of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN, Italy's National Institute for Nuclear Physics) have shed light on the origin of one of the extraordinary ...
Early results from the world's brightest X-ray source
The first published scientific results from experiments at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source are out. The report, published today in Physical Review Letters, is the first look at how molecules respond to ult ...
Study finds there may be multiple 'God particles'
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 ...
Scientists find evidence for significant matter-antimatter asymmetry
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists of the DZero collaboration at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced Friday, May 14, that they have found evidence for significant violation ...
Inside Science Of Iron Man 2
When Iron Man 2 opens in theaters this Friday, you probably won't notice the science consultant who helped bring real science into the world of science fiction.
Giant natural particle accelerator discovered above thunderclouds
(PhysOrg.com) -- A lightning researcher at the University of Bath has discovered that during thunderstorms, giant natural particle accelerators can form 40 km above the surface of the Earth.
New high-speed integrated circuit for world's biggest physics experiment is fastest of its kind
A new high-speed integrated circuit to reliably transmit data in the demanding environment of the world's largest physics experiment is the fastest of its kind.
Nuclear missing link created at last: Superheavy element 117 (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A collaboration of Russian and US physicists has finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40% heavier than lead.
UA Physicists Charged Up About Record Collisions in Large Hadron Collider
(PhysOrg.com) -- Now the research begins for the team of University of Arizona physicists who built pieces of the largest scientific instrument ever, the Large Hadron Collider.
Vanderbilt sets up 1 of 8 virtual control rooms for LHC in US
On Tuesday, Mar. 30, the world's most powerful particle accelerator is scheduled to begin slamming subatomic particles together at record energies and recording the consequences of the micro-explosions that ...