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2013-01-28 14:48:13

Charged particle accelerators have become crucially important to modern day life, be it in health care for cancer treatment or for answering important fundamental scientific questions like the existence of the HIGGS boson, the so called 'God particle'. In a simple picture, charged particles like electrons and protons are accelerated between two end plates across which an electrical voltage is applied. High energies need high voltages (millions and billions of volts) and long acceleration...

CERN Announces Large Hadron Collider Will Now Sleep Until 2015
2012-12-18 15:13:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced this morning that it will be giving its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) a bit of a rest until 2015. LHC completed its first three years of proton runs, and CERN said it will be giving the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator a break. The first three years of the LHC's proton-on-proton beam collision experiments have produced important finds,...

Black Hole Research Nets Stephen Hawking $3 Million Prize
2012-12-11 08:41:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the world´s most renowned physicists has likely got something bigger on his mind now than solving puzzles of the universe. Stephen Hawking, who has been shaking up the science world more than 25 years, has won a $3 million (£1.8m) Fundamental Physics Prize for his discovery in the 1970s that black holes emit radiation, for his work in quantum gravity and for his work in quantum aspects of the early universe. The...

Particle Collider To Become Accurate Stopwatch
2012-11-12 11:58:14

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just outside of Geneva, Switzerland is one of the world´s foremost ongoing experiments to explore not only the smallest components of our universe, but, in so doing, to understand the vastness of space, our universe as a whole, and just how it came into being. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is an approximately 17-mile-long ring buried some 330 feet underground which spans the border between Switzerland and France. The...

Two Physicists Win Nobel Prize For Physics in 2012
2012-10-10 06:21:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two physicists, one from the United States and one from France, were revealed on Tuesday October 9, 2012 as winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The physicists were recognized for their work in developing techniques to study the relationships of light and matter, and how this relationship could lead to new super fast computers and the most “precise” clocks ever built, according to the Nobel Prize committee in Norway....

2012-09-10 02:25:42

AMSTERDAM, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Physics Letters B, Elsevier's flagship journal in high energy physics, announced today that the observations of the long-sought Higgs particle, hailed as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, have been published. The papers: "Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC" [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269312008581 ] and "Observation of a new particle in...

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...

2012-07-24 02:30:24

LONDON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Element Six [http://www.e6.com ], the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, is proud to announce that its highest purity synthetic diamond is an integral part of the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider) CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) and ATLAS Beam Condition Monitoring Systems, used in the recent experiments which revealed the discovery of a new particle consistent with Higgs boson. This follows Element Six's announcement earlier this...

Physicists Around The World Cheer The Discovery Of The Higgs Particle
2012-07-13 13:12:28

Success at the world's largest particle accelerator LHC / Experiments involving scientists from Mainz University show first direct evidence of the Higgs boson The mystery of the origin of matter seems to have been solved. At the middle of last week, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, announced the discovery of a new particle that could be the long sought-after Higgs boson. The particle has a mass of about 126 gigaelectron volts (GeV), roughly that of 126...

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2012-07-09 13:40:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the science community celebrates a monumental discovery, one researcher who helped lead the discovery of the God particle has been shunned by his home country. Abdus Salam, Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, helped play a crucial role in the discovery of the subatomic Higgs Boson particle that was announced last week, but he is being scrutinized by his homeland because of his religious affiliation. Salam died in 1996 and was once...