News tagged with standard model

The edge of significance

Some recent work on Type 1a supernovae velocities suggests that the universe may not be as isotropic as our current standard model (LambdaCDM) requires it to be. ...

dateSep 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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The origins of a torus in a galactic nucleus

(PhysOrg.com) -- Quasars are among the most energetic objects in the universe, with some of them as luminous as ten thousand Milky Way galaxies. Quasars are thought to have massive black holes at their cores, ...

dateMar 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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Putting quarks on a virtual scale

For the last several years, much of the attention in particle physics has focused on the Higgs Boson, so one could be forgiven thinking that the rest of the subatomic particle world has been figured out. ...

dateJan 20, 2014 in General Physics
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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 mass—and makes life possible. Theorized in the 1960s and ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in General Physics
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White dwarfs hide information on dark forces

Researchers from Europe and the USA have ruled out a multitude of possible parameters for dark photons - a type of dark matter and energy - with the help of white dwarfs. In some aspects, the shining of these ...

dateNov 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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Physicist clarifies Higgs boson in human terms

Why did the journal Science name the Higgs boson – an elementary particle – last year's most important discovery? And why did it need something as enormous as the Large Hadron Collider, about 27 kilometers in diameter, to fin ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in General Physics
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