Latest Elementary particle Stories

New Evidence Surfaces In Favor Of Higgs Boson Discovery
2014-06-24 14:23:51

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two years ago the physics community was abuzz with news that researchers at the LHC had found evidence of the Higgs Boson, the long sought particle that could finally explain where all particles in the Universe get their mass. However, this initial finding was only the beginning. The data only revealed that the team had found a Higgs-like particle, one that exhibited the expected behavior predicted by theorists. But...

Higgs Boson Junior? Particle Physicist Theorizes There Are Particles Even Smaller
2014-03-22 06:37:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It’s been just over one year since the discovery of the Higgs boson was all but confirmed, but researchers from the University of Southern Denmark’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP ³ - Origins) now believe that there might be particles even smaller that have yet to be discovered. According to particle physicist and associate professor Thomas Ryttov, those particles have yet to be detected. However,...

2014-03-10 16:20:19

HAMPTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is the quest for the tiniest particle the key to understanding the universe? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Find out on Tuesday, March 11, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., when William & Mary physics professor Josh Erlich will present "The Higgs Boson and Why It Matters" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's...

2014-01-03 15:42:18

The UPV/EHU physicist Eneko Malatsetxebarria has explored, on a theoretical level, some quantum effects that take place in atoms at a very low temperature. Firstly, he has discovered that boson-type atoms and fermion-type ones can be mixed in a specific way. So he has made the necessary conditions for carrying out these experiments available to experimental physicists. Secondly, he has deduced how fermions would influence bosons in this case. The experiments carried out on cold atoms are...

Experiment Looks For Dark Matter Particle
2013-10-29 08:16:46

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we peer into the darkness of space we find stars, planets, nebulae, and gas clouds. These objects are all made of normal matter – protons, neutrons, electrons, and other elementary particles. But it is the matter that we don’t see that has confounded astronomers for decades. An estimated 80 percent of the stuff that makes up the Universe does not interact electromagnetically. This aptly named dark matter is...

New Research May Expose New Aspects Of The Universe
2013-09-04 12:00:28

University of Southern Denmark No one knows for sure, but it is not at all unlikely that the universe is constructed in a very different way than the usual theories and models of today predict. The most widely used model today cannot explain everything in the universe, and therefore there is a need to explore the parts of nature which the model cannot explain. This research field is called new physics, and it turns our understanding of the universe upside down. New research now makes the...

Higgs Boson Finding Gets Strong Support From New Analyses
2013-03-14 11:52:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) says the latest analysis of data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator indicates that scientists did find the elusive Higgs boson particle last year. Last summer, scientists at CERN announced that they had potentially discovered the so-called ℠God particle´ but waited for further analysis to be performed before making it official. The new particle...

Experiments At Large Hadron Collider Offer Better Understanding Of Primordial Universe
2012-08-14 09:25:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists working at CERN´s Large Hadron Collider are gaining a better understanding of the primordial universe through experimentation involving the use of heavy ions. The collaborations between the ALICE, ATLAS and CMS projects have made new measurements of the kind of matter that most likely existed during the creation of the universe more than 13 billion years ago. Results of their experiments will be presented at the...

Has The Higgs Boson Really Been Found?
2012-08-01 13:56:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After years of theories and speculation, the Higgs boson particle discovery was announced on July 4, or was it? Several caveats swirled around the somewhat anti-climactic announcement, and almost a month later many scientists familiar with the CERN project are still reluctant to definitively say what they found was the so-called ℠God Particle´. A new report by the Atlas team working at the Large Hadron Collider that cited...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.