Latest Large Electron–Positron Collider Stories
By Andy McSmith The world watched and waited for the greatest experiment in history to begin.
UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al physicist Claude Leroy a key figure among international team that designed world's biggest particle physics detector
New, higher precision data that could only have been gathered at the Department of Energyâ€™s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) shows the Theta-plus pentaquark doesnâ€™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.
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.
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.
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