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2010-02-04 06:50:00

A two-year continuous run through late 2011 will prove whether the "Big Bang" particle collider at CERN can shed light on the mystery of what gives mass to matter. Scientists are hoping to find the elusive Higgs Boson particle they have been looking for during the long-term experiment, which involves the largest and most costly scientific machine set to be switched on later this month, James Gillies told Reuters. "If it is there, we have a reasonable chance of seeing it," said Gillies,...

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2009-12-15 13:33:48

First-ever paper on Large Hadron Collider proton collisions published online in European Physical Journal C The first paper on proton collisions in the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - designed to provide the highest energy ever explored with particle accelerators - is published online this week in Springer's European Physical Journal C. On 23 November 2009, during the early commissioning of the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) LHC "“ which was built in the circular...

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2009-10-27 11:25:00

Engineers have successfully injected beams of particles into two sections of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), marking the first time particle beams have been inside the LHC since it was shut down in September 2008, BBC News reported. Scientists working on the giant particle accelerator called it "a milestone" and plan to circulate a beam around the 16 mile-long tunnel in November. Last year, a magnet problem called a "quench" caused the LHC to leak a ton of liquid helium, forcing it to shut...

2009-09-11 09:58:13

The Large Hadron Collider will not become a white elephant, despite having operated just one week in the year since its debut, scientists in Switzerland said. The world's most powerful atom smasher began operation a year ago this month near Geneva amid great expectations it would recreate the conditions of the universe at its earliest infancy. A week later, the more than $8 billion collider broke down. Scientists have spent the last year replacing super magnets and inspecting parts designed...

2009-09-02 08:00:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Opal-RT Technologies Inc. (www.Opal-RT.com), the leading developer of open, PC-based Real-Time Simulators for electrical, mechanical and power electronic systems today announced that the company has reached an agreement in principle with Viveris Technologies of Paris, France to jointly establish a European subsidiary. Opal-RT Europe will serve the needs of Opal-RT customers and distributors from the Atlantic Ocean to Russia. The announcement occurred during...

2009-03-13 11:25:00

The territory where the Higgs boson may be found continues to shrink. The latest analysis of data from the CDF and DZero collider experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab now excludes a significant fraction of the allowed Higgs mass range established by earlier measurements. Those experiments predict that the Higgs particle should have a mass between 114 and 185 GeV/c2. Now the CDF and DZero results carve out a section in the middle of this range and establish that it cannot...

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2008-11-03 10:25:00

When it is fully up and running, the four massive detectors on the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN particle-physics lab near Geneva are expected to produce up to 15 million gigabytes, aka 15 petabytes, of data every year. Andreas Hirstius, manager of CERN Openlab and the CERN School of Computing, explains in November's Physics World how computer scientists have risen to the challenge of dealing with this unprecedented volume of data. When CERN staff first considered how they might...

2008-09-16 09:00:18

By EDD McCRACKEN EDINBURGH THE technology used in the search for the "God particle", which got under way in Switzerland last week, should have radical implications for how cancer is treated in Scotland, according to one of the top scientists involved in the project. Professor Peter Clarke, head of the University of Edinburgh's Institute for e-Science and a particle physicist, said the technological advances used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), combined with the knowledge of...

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2008-09-15 13:55:00

A spokesman for the world's most powerful physics experiment said part of the computer system of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was hacked into last Wednesday. A group known as the "Greek Security Team" hacked into a computer connected to the system. The hackers put up a message on the facility's website, according to a spokesman for Cern, the lab that houses the LHC. The spokesman said no harm was done but the incident has highlighted the need for security in the LHC's network. The hackers...

2008-09-11 00:00:02

By Andy McSmith The world watched and waited for the greatest experiment in history to begin. Impressive though it was, it was also a bit like booting up a sulky PC, says Andy McSmith who was at Cern All was quiet at the moment when the greatest scientific experiment in history was scheduled to begin, at 9.30am Swiss time yesterday. No bands, no flags, no cheerleaders - only a silence so heavy and awed that even the 300 journalists stopped talking. A machine that has taken 13 years to...


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