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CERN, LHC, Higgs Boson
2012-06-29 05:47:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will present preliminary findings from its search for the Higgs Boson, the so-called ℠God particle´, on July 4 as an international physics conference gets underway, the Geneva-based organization said on Thursday. The announcement will include the latest results from ATLAS and CMS, two major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that are searching for the...

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2012-06-13 07:44:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are closing in on the so-called ℠God Particle´ that is the last major missing piece to the theoretical Standard Model of how the universe works at its most basic level. The God Particle, more properly know as the Higgs boson, is a hypothetical particle that exists throughout the known universe and when fit into the Standard Model, explains why fundamental particles like quarks...

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2012-06-03 06:50:39

The Director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) says that he is confident that his group will have proven the existence of the Higgs Boson before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is turned off for upgrades at year's end. Speaking at the Hay Festival on Saturday, Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer said that the LHC will be closed down at the end of 2012 and will remain non-operational for upwards of two years, during which time it will receive upgrades to enhance its power and allow...

CERN Particle Accelerator Reveals Previously Unknown Particle
2012-04-29 04:48:19

It has not discovered the Higgs Boson -- not yet, anyway -- but the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator has revealed a never-before-discovered particle comprised of three quarks. The discovery, which was announced Friday by Symmetry Magazine, was made by University of Zurich physicists and was based on data gathered in the CMS detector at the Geneva, Switzerland-based facility, which is overseen by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). According to Symmetry...

CERN, Large Hadron Collider Physicists Set New Record
2012-04-06 09:17:44

After a short winter break, physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the French-Swiss border have set a new world record by successfully smashing two 4 teraelectronvolt (TeV) proton beams together producing a total of 8 TeVs, as they continue to search for the elusive Higgs boson “God particle.” Following the record-breaking smashup yesterday (April 5 at 12:38 a.m.), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) scientists declared ℠stable...

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2012-03-30 12:32:30

The Italian professor who claimed particles were moving faster than the speed of light has resigned after his finding was overturned. Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) said Antonio Ereditato has stepped down as coordinator of the OPERA experiment. The experiment was measuring the speed at which sub-atomic particles called neutrinos travelled from the CERN research center in Geneva to Gran Sasso in central Italy. At first, the researchers believe the particles had...

New Experiments Find Neutrinos Did Not Travel Faster Than Light
2012-03-17 04:37:23

Neutrinos that appeared to travel faster than the speed of light during an experiment last year actually travelled at exactly light speed, new research from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has revealed. According to CNET reporter Stephen Shankland, the controversy began in September 2011, when the members of a CERN experiment team known as Opera fired neutrinos from the organization's underground particle accelerator near Geneva to the Gran Sasso National Laboratory...

Faulty Wire To Blame For OPERA’s Speed Of Light Experiment Results
2012-02-23 10:14:01

A claim by scientists working at CERN that neutrinos had traveled faster than light in a September experiment has been proved untrue, after further investigation led them to find a faulty wire connection between a timer and a computer. The US journal Science reported on Wednesday that the 60-nanosecond discrepancy that led physicists to believe neutrinos were traveling faster than the speed of light was in fact the conclusion of a bad connection in a fiber optic cable connecting a GPS...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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