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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...

2012-01-17 22:36:39

Previous theories imposed a limit on how 'liquid' fluids can be -- but new calculations show that quark-gluon-plasma in high-energy particle accelerators can be even have a lower viscosity than this limit suggests How liquid can a fluid be? This is a question particle physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have been working on. The "most perfect liquid" is nothing like water, but the extremely hot quark-gluon-plasma which is produced in heavy-ion collisions at the Large Hadron...

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,...

Image 1 - Illinois And Energy Dept. Invest $33M In Fermilab Research Center
2011-12-18 05:58:41

Fermilab broke ground on Friday on a new Accelerator Research Center, where physicists will work on the development and industrialization of particle accelerator technology. Once completed in 2013, the 48,000-square-foot complex will wrap around Fermilab´s orange Collider Detector Facility building. The State of Illinois is providing $20 million to design and build a part of the complex, while the U.S. Department of Energy will contribute $13 million to refurbish an existing...

2011-12-15 13:06:23

Physicists unveil the largest amount of data ever presented for the Higgs search Physicists have announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced yet more tantalizing hints for the existence of the Higgs boson. The European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the international team of thousands of scientists–including many from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)–unveiled for the first time all the data taken over the last year from the two...

2011-12-13 22:48:46

With a sustained data rate of 186 gigabits per second, high-energy physicists demonstrate the efficient use of long-range networks to support cutting-edge science Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology. At the SuperComputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle during mid-November, the international team transferred data in opposite directions at a combined rate of 186 gigabits per second (Gbps) in a...

2011-12-13 19:15:48

Today's announcement from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN points to promising signs for the existence of the Higgs boson. Weizmann Institute scientists have been prominent participants in ATLAS, one of the two experiments to produce results in the search for this elementary particle. Prof. Giora Mikenberg was the ATLAS Muon Project leader for many years and now heads the Israeli LHC team. Prof. Ehud Duchovni heads the Weizmann Atlas group as well as a small group looking for SUSY...

Physicists Abuzz Over Potential Discovery of the ‘God Particle’
2011-12-13 12:23:27

The global science community is all abuzz this week as physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland announced that they may have caught a glimpse of the so-called ℠God Particle´, the subatomic particle that may explain the existence of the material universe as we know it. Experts believe that the Higgs boson particle – named for the British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs who first hypothesized its existence in the 1960s – may be the...


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