Latest Large Hadron Collider Stories

Physicists Should Consider Their Carbon Footprint
2011-09-30 04:18:01

In October's issue of Physics World, Phil Marshall, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford, calls on physicists to pull their weight when it comes to climate change, drawing on his own research showing that astronomers average 23,000 air miles per year flying to observatories, conferences and meetings, and use 130 KWh more energy per day than the average US citizen. Marshall says that physicists must not only act as "trusted voices" in climate-change debates, but also do all they...

Tevatron Program To Close Down On Friday
2011-09-29 13:46:23

The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory's Tevatron particle accelerator is set to retire on Friday, ending its 25 year career in an Illinois prairie. The Tevatron has been outranked by the more powerful atom smasher Large Hadron Collider, built by the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). U.S. physicists will now have to work with CERN on high-energy projects instead of pursuing the research on their own turf. The American particle accelerator failed to raise enough funds to...

Have CERN Experiments Broken The Speed Of Light?
2011-09-23 05:06:58

  Researchers at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) are reporting that they have discovered sub-atomic particles moving faster than the speed of light -- a finding which, if verified, could well turn the fundamental laws of the universe on their ear. According to various media reports Thursday, the experiment responsible for the discovery involved sending 15,000 beams of tiny particles known as neutrinos from the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland to the Gran...

Higgs May Be Detected As Early As Christmas
2011-09-02 12:30:05

  Researchers at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) said that the hunt for the Higgs particle is well ahead of schedule, according to BBC News. They said earlier this year they would either discover the Higgs or confirm is does not exist by the end of 2012. The Higgs Boson is the particle that in the physics "Standard Model" allows other particles to have mass. The discovery or elimination of the particle is one of the LHC's major objectives, and it may come as early as...

2011-08-23 13:00:47

  Physicists are hinting that the Higgs-Boson particle, sometimes referred to as the “God particle”, may be nonexistent. According to the AFP news agency, physicists announced at a European conference that a big atom-smasher experiment had shown tantalizing hints of the Higgs-Boson, as the search to identify the particle enters the final stretch with results expected late next year. Physicist Howard Gordon, deputy US ATLAS operations program manager told AFP,...

2011-08-11 11:15:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) team is looking to the public to help it hunt for the Higgs boson particle. "Volunteers can now actively help physicists in the search for new fundamental particles that will provide insights into the origin of our Universe, by contributing spare computing power from their personal computers and laptops," read a statement from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research which runs the LHC. The Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid is a $141...

2011-07-27 11:25:00

Lee Rannals For RedOrbit.com Professor Brian Cox will be shedding more light on the mystery of the Universe in the new season of "Wonders of the Universe" on Science Channel starting this Wednesday (July 27). Professor Cox, a former keyboard player in the U.K. pop band D:Ream and a noted physicist working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), catapults his vast interest in physics and astronomy by explaining to viewers the story of the Universe in this new series....

2011-07-26 06:15:00

The scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have been unsuccessful in proving the existence of the so-called "God particle" so far, but they are getting close, according to various media reports on Monday. According to AFP reporter Marlowe Hood, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at the CERN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, have yet to discover the Higgs boson, a sub-atomic particle believed to have played an important role in the creation...

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