Puzzling asymmetries in B decays hint at deviations from the Standard Model
(Phys.org) -- In a recently published paper, the LHCb Collaboration has reported on a possible deviation from the Standard Model. Theorists are now working to calculate precisely this effect and to evaluate ...
Higgs fever: Overflow crowd hears about new particle (w/ Video)
Worldwide excitement over the possible discovery of a new fundamental particle, the Higgs boson. spilled onto campus Friday,July 13, as hundreds of people more than the Valley Life Sciences Buildings ...
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. ...
CERN latest data shows no sign of supersymmetry – yet
Physicists at Liverpool played a significant role in the development of the VErtex LOcator (VELO), a precision silicon detector, at the core of LHCb. The VELO detector consists of 42 separate modules (shown here), which were ...
A bound on the natural width of the Higgs boson
CMS has improved the constraints on the Higgs width, a fundamental property of this unique new particle, by more than two orders of magnitude.
Physicists closing in on 'God particle' (Update)
Experiments at the world's biggest atom smasher have yielded tantalising hints that a long-sought sub-atomic particle truly exists, with final proof likely by late 2012, physicists said Monday.
Homing in on Higgs: Michigan researchers predict summer discovery (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Whether the Higgs boson exists could be settled by the end of summer, say University of Michigan physicists involved in the search for the missing piece of particle physics' Standard Model.
Knock, knock, knocking on the proton's weak charge
(Phys.org) —The weak force is, for laymen, the least known of the quartet of interactions that run the universe as we know it.
Syracuse physicists closer to understanding balance of matter, antimatter in universe
Physicists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles—something that may explain why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter.
MAJORANA, the search for the most elusive neutrino of all
(Phys.org) -- In a cavern almost a mile underground in the Black Hills, an experiment called the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR, 40 kilograms of pure germanium crystals enclosed in deep-freeze cryostat modules, will ...
Precision measurement of W boson mass portends stricter limits for Higgs particle
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists of the DZero collaboration at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have achieved the world's most precise measurement of the mass of the W boson by a ...
Phase transition may explain how brain neurons encode information
How physicists are unraveling fundamental mysteries about the matter that makes up our world
For people who study such tiny objects as protons, neutrons, quarks, and gluons, particle physicists do things big. They belong to teams of collaborators that comprise hundreds; they work in laboratories ...
Neutrinos: Ghostly particles with unstable egos
So far it is unknown which rules neutrinos follow when they alter their identity. A study in which scientists of the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany, participated has now revealed ...