Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 19:54 EDT

Latest Chris Quigg Stories

cfa3ea1af4a863f9cb4e55d0c185cfe0
2011-01-11 05:55:00

The search for the elusive Higgs boson particle appears on track to become a one-horse race this year, after the United States' Tevatron accelerator was denied an extension to remain operating through 2014. The Tevatron particle smasher will now conclude its operations this year, after which Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will have a clear shot at searching for the particle, a vital part of current theories of physics, BBC News reported. The Tevatron facility is operated by the Fermi...

c0895d422ea1d423f4637d1872c2e5791
2010-10-27 13:23:51

An expert panel said today that the lifetime of the Tevatron "particle smasher" should be extended by three years. This extension will allow the particle smasher in Illinois to continue its hunt for the Higgs boson particle. The panel proposes the facility should continue to operate until 2014, helping it to outrace the Large Hardon Collider (LHC) in finding the elusive particle. The Higgs, also known as the God particle, is a sub-atomic particle crucial to theories of physics. The High...

0f880474e1869270e51a9e1fe146e860
2010-07-14 13:20:00

Physicists have denied rumors that a U.S. atom smasher has detected the elusive Higgs boson. A spokesman for the lab that operates the Tevatron accelerator denied scientists had made a discovery there. The Tevatron, based at Fermilab in Illinois, is the U.S. rival to Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  An Italian particle physicist made the rumors public through a blog post. However, a spokesman for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) told BBC News, "There is not...

e456d3655edc854e499e53dd58994ad81
2009-06-05 14:05:00

The atom-smashing Large Hadron Collider is to run year-round to make up for the year lost to a helium leak, researchers in Geneva said. The collider was activated last Sept. 10 and shut down nine days later when a connection between two magnets failed, causing a helium leak in the cooling ring. The collider should be back in business by October or November and operating full time in an attempt to win the international race to find the Higgs boson -- atomic evidence regarding the beginning of...

f021827e49b79671badb38e9dbc0cf5e1
2009-02-17 13:50:00

Fermilab, the U.S. maker of the Tevatron accelerator, is claiming it's European rival, particle physics lab CERN, is rapidly losing ground in the race to discover the elusive Higgs boson, or "God particle," BBC News reported. Theoreticians predict the "God Particle" would help to explain why matter has mass and is a major goal of CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, Fermilab says the odds of its detecting the famed particle first are now 50-50 at worst, and up to 96% at best. Both...