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Potential Cracks In The Standard Model Of Particle Physics
2012-06-19 05:02:58

Recently analyzed data from the BaBar experiment may suggest possible flaws in the Standard Model of particle physics, the reigning description of how the universe works on subatomic scales. The data from BaBar, a high-energy physics experiment based at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, show that a particular type of particle decay called “B to D-star-tau-nu” happens more often than the Standard Model says it should. In this type...

2012-06-13 07:44:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are closing in on the so-called ℠God Particle´ that is the last major missing piece to the theoretical Standard Model of how the universe works at its most basic level. The God Particle, more properly know as the Higgs boson, is a hypothetical particle that exists throughout the known universe and when fit into the Standard Model, explains why fundamental particles like quarks...

2012-06-03 06:50:39

The Director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) says that he is confident that his group will have proven the existence of the Higgs Boson before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is turned off for upgrades at year's end. Speaking at the Hay Festival on Saturday, Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer said that the LHC will be closed down at the end of 2012 and will remain non-operational for upwards of two years, during which time it will receive upgrades to enhance its power and allow...

CERN Particle Accelerator Reveals Previously Unknown Particle
2012-04-29 04:48:19

It has not discovered the Higgs Boson -- not yet, anyway -- but the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator has revealed a never-before-discovered particle comprised of three quarks. The discovery, which was announced Friday by Symmetry Magazine, was made by University of Zurich physicists and was based on data gathered in the CMS detector at the Geneva, Switzerland-based facility, which is overseen by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). According to Symmetry...

CERN, Large Hadron Collider Physicists Set New Record
2012-04-06 09:17:44

After a short winter break, physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the French-Swiss border have set a new world record by successfully smashing two 4 teraelectronvolt (TeV) proton beams together producing a total of 8 TeVs, as they continue to search for the elusive Higgs boson “God particle.” Following the record-breaking smashup yesterday (April 5 at 12:38 a.m.), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) scientists declared ℠stable...

The Ever-expanding Hunt For The Elusive Higgs
2012-03-07 14:11:54

Scientists working at the US Tevatron particle collider near Batavia, Illinois on Wednesday said they have found the strongest evidence yet for the existence of the elusive “God particle.” They said their experiments mirror those from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe that have narrowed the range where the Higgs boson particle could be hiding. The Higgs Boson is the missing link in the standard model of physics and is believed to be what gives objects mass, though...

2012-03-05 10:36:37

The world´s most precise measurement of the mass of the W boson, one of nature´s elementary particles, has been achieved by scientists from the CDF and DZero collaborations at the Department of Energy´s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The new measurement is an important, independent constraint of the mass of the theorized Higgs boson. It also provides a rigorous test of the Standard Model that serves as the blueprint for our world, detailing the properties of the...

CERN Scientists To Ramp Up LHC Output
2012-02-14 08:18:33

CERN physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland are to increase the machine´s energy output to embark on a last-ditch journey to find the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical “God particle” that could change physics as we know it. Scientists say the 14 percent boost in the proton beams´ energies should improve the collider´s chances of finding “new physics” and definitively confirming or denying the existence of the...

2012-01-11 15:28:54

A better understanding of the universe will be the outgrowth of the discovery of the Higgs boson, according to a team of University of Oklahoma researchers.   The team predicts the discovery will lead to supersymmetry or SUSY–an extension of the standard model of particle physics.  SUSY predicts new matter states or super partners for each matter particle already accounted for in the standard model.  SUSY theory provides an important new step to a better...

New Particle Reported By LHC Scientists
2011-12-22 11:44:46

Scientists said on Thursday that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has turned up a heavier variant of a sub-atomic particle first discovered 25 years ago. The researchers said the Chi-b(3P) was uncovered in the debris from colliding protons.  It is a boson particle like the Higgs and the photon, which are particles that help form the nucleus of atoms. The Chi-b(3) comprises of two heavy particles, the beauty quark and its antiquark.  These are bound together by a "strong" force,...

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