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2010-07-27 07:26:06

New constraints on the elusive Higgs particle are more stringent than ever before. Scientists of the CDF and DZero collider experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab revealed their latest Higgs search results Monday July 26 at the International Conference on High Energy Physics, held in Paris from July 22-28. Their results rule out a significant fraction of the allowed mass range established by earlier experiments. The Fermilab experiments now exclude a Higgs particle with a...

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2010-07-25 08:05:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is giving physicists hopeful candidates in the hunt for the heaviest elementary particle known to science. According to BBC News, so far their observations have been leading them in that direction. If the observations can be confirmed, it would be a first for Europe as the top quark particle has only been generated in one lab in the US. Dr Arnaud Lucotte, from the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), said the discovery could help physicists...

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2010-07-23 06:29:26

The Tevatron accelerator "atom smasher" may get three extra years of usage in order to continue its hunt for the elusive God particle. Physicists at the Tevatron -- based in Batavia, Illinois and operated by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) -- are hoping to keep the accelerator operational until 2014, as they think the Higgs boson is within their grasp. The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle considered crucial to the current theory of particle physics. The Tevatron is...

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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...

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2010-06-28 12:00:00

Scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) said they have moved a step closer to reaching their goal of unlocking the mysteries of the Universe. The LHC has produced a record-breaking particle collision rate, which is about double the previous rate. According to physicist Andrei Golutvin, the collider is now generating about 10,000 particle collisions per second. The LHC is the world's highest-energy particle accelerator and is located in a 16 mile tunnel under the...

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2010-06-23 11:35:00

Scientists have simulated what is thought to be the sounds made by sub-atomic particles when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider. Their goal is to develop a way for physicists at CERN to "listen to the data" and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it. Lily Asquith modeled data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC. She worked with sound engineers to convert data taken during collisions at the LHC. "If the energy is close to you, you will hear a low...

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2010-06-15 12:45:00

According to a new study, there may be multiple versions of the elusive "God particle," or Higgs boson. The Higgs boson particle is the primary goal for the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment near Geneva. However, recent studies from the LHC's U.S. rival suggest physicists could be hunting for five particles, not one. The data points to new laws of physics beyond the current accepted theory, known as the Standard Model. The Higgs boson is the sub-atomic particles that...

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2010-05-18 06:30:00

If commissioning work goes well, the Large Hadron Collider could soon start a search for new sub-atomic particles, as early as the end of this summer, a leading physicist told BBC News. Among the first candidates for discovery are two boson particles that have been predicted to exist. The $10 billion machine has seen a half billion proton collisions since beams crossed for the first time in November 2009. The LHC is designed to search for the elusive Higgs boson and study new physics...

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2010-04-08 15:02:57

A new high-speed integrated circuit to reliably transmit data in the demanding environment of the world's largest physics experiment is the fastest of its kind. This new "link-on-chip" "” or LOC serializer circuit "” was designed by physicists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas as a component for use in a key experiment of the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Europe. The miniscule SMU LOC serializer was designed for ATLAS, which is the largest particle...

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2010-04-08 06:40:00

Scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created 10 million miniature Big Bangs in one week using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. James Gilles told Robert Evans of the news agency that in the week following the LHC's first successful particle collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), the device was "looking pretty good" and that CERN was "getting a mass of data for the analysts in laboratories all around the world to get...