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2011-12-15 16:23:41

The combination of physics and music might usually prompt images of Brian Cox playing keyboards for D:Ream, but a new trio, consisting of a professor of physics, an internationally renowned composer and an award-winning violinist, are bringing particle physics to life through a series of classical compositions. An insight into their work, aptly named "Particle Partitas", is revealed in an exclusive video report on physicsworld.com [http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/47845],...

2011-12-15 13:06:23

Physicists unveil the largest amount of data ever presented for the Higgs search Physicists have announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced yet more tantalizing hints for the existence of the Higgs boson. The European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the international team of thousands of scientists–including many from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)–unveiled for the first time all the data taken over the last year from the two...

2011-12-13 22:48:46

With a sustained data rate of 186 gigabits per second, high-energy physicists demonstrate the efficient use of long-range networks to support cutting-edge science Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology. At the SuperComputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle during mid-November, the international team transferred data in opposite directions at a combined rate of 186 gigabits per second (Gbps) in a...

Higgs Boson Sighting Announcement A Day Away
2011-12-12 13:19:37

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are expected to present preliminary evidence of finding the elusive Higgs boson particle. The Higgs, or "God particle", has never been observed by experiments before and is a fundamental particle. It is one of the basic building blocks of the Universe and is also the last missing piece in the leading theory of particle physics.  The Higgs explains why other particles have mass. Scientists at the Large Hadron...

Possible Higgs Boson Sighting Too Be Revealed Next Week
2011-12-08 13:18:18

Scientists will be revealing the outcome next week from their latest results of looking for the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). One of the main scientific goals at the particle-accelerating machine at CERN is to prove the existence of the Higgs boson particle, or also known as the "God particle." This theoretical particle is believed to give everything in the universe mass, and scientists have been ramping up research at CERN in hopes of finding it. Professor John...

2011-12-06 23:39:07

Physicists at Mainz University significantly improve the calculation method for scattering experiments in particle physics Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have set a new record for the calculation of scattering amplitudes. This kind of calculation is used to predict the outcome of accelerator experiments in which high-energy particles collide with one another. However, the calculations become increasingly difficult the greater the number of orders the physicists...

CERN Narrows Search For Higgs Boson
2011-11-25 06:10:31

The search for the elusive particle believed to help form the universe following the Big Bang nearly 14 billion years ago has been narrowed down to a specific location on the mass spectrum, and researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) should either find it -- or definitively prove that it doesn't exist -- sometime next year. On Thursday, CERN researcher James Gilles told Robert Evans of Reuters that the "high mass region" of the mass spectrum "has now been...

New Tests Confirm Neutrinos Are Still Faster Than Light
2011-11-18 12:36:05

Scientists who believed to have found in September that certain neutrinos travel faster than light have ruled out a potential source of error in their measurements after completing a second round of tests, further fracturing Einstein´s theory of relativity. The team´s results, posted on the ArXiv preprint server this morning, confirmed their earlier measurements that neutrinos, sent through the ground from CERN -- on the Swiss-French border -- to the Gran Sasso lab in Italy 450...

CERN Launches Upgrade Project For The Large Hadron Collider
2011-11-17 06:05:43

Physicists from around the world kicked off a major initiative on Wednesday to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN -- the world´s leading laboratory for particle physics -- into a vastly more powerful space research machine by 2020. The work brings together scientists and engineers from some 14 European institutions, Japan and the United States, with the goal of developing new technologies in fields ranging from super-conducting magnets to energy transfer lines. While...

Scientists To Revisit Speed Of Light Neutrino Experiment
2011-10-28 11:37:16

The scientists who reported about particles that moved faster than light said on Friday that they were going to revisit their experiment. The scientists said that they began a new test earlier this week because critics of the experiment say the results were "a statistical quirk," according to the AFP news agency. The team said on September 23 that they measured neutrinos that traveled about 3.75 miles per second faster than the velocity of light, breaking Einstein's claim of light being...