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2008-03-31 15:25:00

Universit© de Montr©al physicist Claude Leroy a key figure among international team that designed world's biggest particle physics detectorDeep in the bowels of the earth "“100 meters below ground in Geneva, Switzerland "“ lies a supermachine of 27 km circumference called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that has been built to unlock the mysteries of the universe. Claude Leroy, a Universit© de Montr©al physics professor, was among the 2,500 scientists from 37...

2005-07-06 23:18:45

New, higher precision data that could only have been gathered at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) shows the Theta-plus pentaquark doesn't appear in another place it was expected. This intriguing finding contradicts evidence previously presented by Jefferson Lab researchers that they had sighted a pentaquark, a particle built of five quarks. Volker Burkert, a Jefferson Lab Experimental Hall Leader, will present this preliminary result in...

2005-06-27 14:52:27

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether mapping genes, probing elemental particles or monitoring global warming, more and more scientists rely on massive data vaults located at universities and institutions around the world. Now, researchers at 10 Florida universities have the infrastructure for a computer network that ensures that capability "“ one faster than any other education-based network in the Southeast and among the top in the nation in speed and capacity. Two and a half years in the...

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2005-03-07 18:39:49

GENEVA (AP) -- Installation of the world's largest particle physics collider began Monday with the lowering of a massive, superconducting magnet into the circular tunnel housing the new research facility that will draw scientists from all over the world, a spokeswoman said. The 17-mile tunnel, housing the pipe-like accelerator, is big enough for a subway train and is located 150 to 500 feet under the Swiss-French border. The aim of the project is to make the particles - in this case protons...


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