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2014-07-28 08:30:16

SINGAPORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, today announced that it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment has requested specially designed plates of LFS-3 crystals for testing...

Particle Colliders Yield Big Results When Limiting Chaos
2014-06-30 03:19:44

American Institute of Physics When beams with trillions of particles go zipping around at near light speed, there's bound to be some chaos. Limiting that chaos in particle colliders is crucial for the groundbreaking results such experiments are designed to deliver. In a special focus issue of the journal Chaos, from AIP Publishing, a physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) details an important method of detecting and correcting unwanted chaotic behavior in...

2014-05-12 23:10:46

Pamela Fleming, Vice President of the Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida, announces the publication in February 2014 of the first study of the trajectories of antimatter asteroids in our Solar system that could hit Earth. The study was done by S. Beghella-Bartoli, an expert in trajectories of matter asteroids in our Solar system, with the review by an international panel of experts in antimatter (http://www.santilli-foundation.org/docs/Simone-Final.pdf). New York, May 12,...

CEBAF Accelerator Achieves 12 GeV Commissioning Milestone
2014-04-15 12:09:23

Jefferson Lab Late on April 1, the crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (“Jefferson Lab”) sparkled its way into a new era. Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era. The machine sent electrons around the racetrack three times (known as...

Large Hadron Collider Predecessor May Be Four Times Larger, Much More Powerful
2014-02-21 14:27:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists gathered in Geneva, Switzerland last week to consider the possibility of building a particle accelerator four times the size of the current largest accelerator in the world. The scientists met not far from CERN, which hosts the largest particle accelerator known as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This accelerator has been made famous by its controversial discovery of the Higgs boson (God particle) a few years ago. While...

Nobel Prize Higgs Boson Scientists
2013-10-08 11:01:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two scientists behind the theoretical model describing the Higgs boson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday. Many in the scientific community saw the award as recognition of the actual discovery of the so-called ‘God particle’ last year at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The prize is more often awarded to those on the theoretical...

You Are Invited To Join In On European Researchers’ Night
2013-09-18 12:31:23

ESA CERN, ESA, ESO and UNESCO in partnership with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics invite the public to Origins 2013, an exceptional event taking place simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Bologna on European Researchers’ Night, 27 September. People around the world are invited to follow the event live through a webcast to celebrate the achievements of particle physics and astrophysics. Together, these research areas address fundamental questions linked to our origins, from the...

South Africa's First Hardware Contribution Delivered To ATLAS Detector At CERN
2013-09-05 12:50:55

University of the Witwatersrand An important milestone for physics, engineering and manufacturing for SA Physicists from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have reached an important milestone and have made the first South African contribution of a "piece of hardware" to the ATLAS Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN). Physics PhD student Robert Reed designed a High Voltage board (HV board) that was...

CERN Looks To Tweetup On Eve Of Open Days
2013-08-29 19:03:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The origins of the universe still remain very much of mystery, but a lucky few may get to take part in a special tweetup in Geneva next month at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, and even get a behind-the-scenes preview in advance of CERN’s Open Days on Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29. Between now and Sunday, September 8, CERN will select participants from a handful of @CERN Twitter followers, who...


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