Latest Large Hadron Collider Stories

LHC To Shut Down For Two Years
2013-02-16 10:08:41

The Large Hadron Collider was officially shut down early Thursday morning, beginning a two-year period of repair and upgrades.

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

CERN announced this week it will be shutting down the LHC after three successful years of operation, giving the particle smasher a break until 2015.

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

One of the world’s most renowned physicists has likely got something bigger on his mind now than solving puzzles of the universe.

Has The LHC Created A New Form Of Matter?
2012-11-28 13:02:35

In September 2012, the Large Hadron Collider conducted a short run of collisions between protons and lead nuclei. The roughly two million events recorded were set to serve as a baseline for lead-lead collisions anticipated for next year. However, these events produced an unexpected result.

Supersymmetry Physics Theory Fails Important Test
2012-11-12 16:48:13

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider are on the verge of squashing an important physics theory known as supersymmetry (SUSY).

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

In order to measure the shortest light pulses ever created, physicists plan to convert the CERN particle collider in Geneva, Switzerland into the planet's most accurate stop watch by 2018.

2012-10-01 12:19:23

The University of Notre Dame has received a five-year, $6.1 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the continuation of the nationwide QuarkNet program, which uses particle physics experiments to inspire students and provide valuable research, training and mentorship opportunities for high school teachers.

Experiments At Large Hadron Collider Offer Better Understanding Of Primordial Universe
2012-08-14 09:25:13

Scientists working at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider are gaining a better understanding of the primordial universe through experimentation involving the use of heavy ions.

Has The Higgs Boson Really Been Found?
2012-08-01 13:56:54

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’.

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