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2013-07-03 15:07:08

A University of Oklahoma-developed theory provides the rationale for the next-generation particle accelerator—the International Linear Collider. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland this past year prompted particle physicists to look ahead to the development of the ILC, an electron-positron collider designed to measure in detail all the properties of the newly discovered Higgs particle. Howard Baer, professor in the OU...

2013-06-05 04:20:37

Washington University's Richard K. Wilson Named Hottest Researcher; 'God Particle' Drives Hottest Papers PHILADELPHIA, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced this year's Hottest Researchers, a ranking of the most influential scientific researchers and research papers on ScienceWatch, the open web resource for science metrics and analysis. Tracking researchers whose recently published papers recorded notably...

2013-04-05 11:40:48

UC San Diego/Open Science Grid Collaboration Speeds Quest for Dark Matter Discovery Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Under a partnership between a team of...

LHC Upgrade Could Create A New Physics
2013-04-03 11:39:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Cern, Switzerland have begun the process of upgrading. The $105-million upgrade should double the potential energy of what is already the world's most powerful particle accelerator. BBC News reports that the scientists believe the upgrade will enable them to discover more new particles like the Higgs boson discovery last year that will lead to a more complete theory of how the Universe...

Einstein's 134th Birthday
2013-03-14 14:34:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Albert Einstein, almost unanimously considered the greatest physicist since Sir Isaac Newton, would have turned 134 today. His legacy can still be seen in modern society — in the revelations being made by physicists around the world and by his theories that they are still struggling to comprehend. "I am convinced that (God) does not play dice." Perhaps the most prominent contemporary example of Einstein´s legacy is...

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...

Is The Universe Infinite? Not Likely, Say Physicists
2013-02-19 14:23:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) told reporters the universe may not be infinite after all. Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist with FNAL in Batavia, Illinois, spoke to reporters at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Boston, saying recent calculations show its "bad news" for the future of the universe. "It may be that the universe we live in is inherently...

2013-02-18 14:14:03

A guide to Princeton University faculty 2013 AAAS presentations A possible Higgs boson of cancer and steps to give natural biodiversity a fighting chance will be among the topics Princeton University researchers will discuss during the 2013 AAAS annual meeting. Below are summaries, arranged chronologically, of the research to be presented. All information is embargoed until the beginning of the respective session. * Virtual water trade helps cope with climate change Ignacio...

LHC To Shut Down For Two Years
2013-02-16 10:08:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was officially shut down early Thursday morning, beginning a two-year period of repair and upgrades before the particle accelerator officially resumes its work in late 2014. According to Jason Palmer of BBC News, the LHC´s beams were “dumped” on the morning of February 14, but it wasn´t until Saturday morning the atom smasher´s more than 1,700 magnets reached room...

Extinction Threat For Geniuses?
2013-02-04 04:22:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There may never be another scientific genius on the level of Einstein, Newton, Darwin or Copernicus, one prominent US psychology professor claims in a recently published article. In that paper, which was published by the journal Nature, Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) wrote that individuals who possess what he refers to as the ultimate level of scientific creativity could be an extinct species,...