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Hawking Warns That The Higgs Boson Could Theoretically

Hawking Warns That The Higgs Boson Could (Theoretically) Destroy The Universe

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Higgs boson has been hailed as one of the greatest physics discovery of all time, but preeminent scientist Stephen Hawking has a different take on the so-called God particle – he...

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2014-07-23 23:19:21

NSF selects College’s Rostislav Konoplich, professor of physics, and his students to conduct extensive research on Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that accounts for the creation of mass. Riverdale, N.Y., (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Manhattan College a grant in the amount of $226,446 to conduct research during the next three years on Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that accounts for the creation of mass, essentially allowing human life to...

New Evidence Surfaces In Favor Of Higgs Boson Discovery
2014-06-24 14:23:51

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two years ago the physics community was abuzz with news that researchers at the LHC had found evidence of the Higgs Boson, the long sought particle that could finally explain where all particles in the Universe get their mass. However, this initial finding was only the beginning. The data only revealed that the team had found a Higgs-like particle, one that exhibited the expected behavior predicted by theorists. But...

HADES Experiments Searching For Dark Matter
2014-05-13 03:30:32

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Although Dark Energy and Dark Matter appear to constitute over 95 percent of the universe, nobody knows of which particles they are made up. Astrophysicists now crossed one potential Dark Matter candidate – the Dark Photon or U boson – off the list in top position. This is the result of recent HADES experiments, where researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and from 17 other European institutes try to pin down the nature of...

2014-04-10 11:27:23

A UCSB physicist outlines how this unique phenomenon occurs in a condensed matter system UC Santa Barbara physicist Tarun Grover has provided definitive mathematical evidence for supersymmetry in a condensed matter system. Sought after in the realm of subatomic particles by physicists for several decades, supersymmetry describes a unique relationship between particles. “As yet, no one has found supersymmetry in our universe, including at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),” said the...

2014-04-07 23:02:07

Nobel Prize winning physicists, including a 2013 Nobel laureate who predicted the Higgs boson, and the discoverers of quarks and “color” join other distinguished speakers at "50 Years of Quarks & Color," an April 11-12 University of Maryland symposium on discoveries that sparked a physics revolution. Reporters are invited to the sold-out event. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Two Nobel Prize winning physicists, including a 2013 Nobel laureate who predicted the Higgs boson, and...

Higgs Boson Junior? Particle Physicist Theorizes There Are Particles Even Smaller
2014-03-22 06:37:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It’s been just over one year since the discovery of the Higgs boson was all but confirmed, but researchers from the University of Southern Denmark’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP ³ - Origins) now believe that there might be particles even smaller that have yet to be discovered. According to particle physicist and associate professor Thomas Ryttov, those particles have yet to be detected. However,...

International Team Of LHC And Tevatron Scientists Join Forces
2014-03-19 17:36:39

Fermilab Scientists working on the world’s leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab’s Tevatron and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders of the record for most powerful particle collider on Earth. Scientists from the four experiments involved—ATLAS, CDF, CMS and DZero—announced their joint findings on the mass of the top quark today at the Rencontres de Moriond...

2014-03-10 16:20:19

HAMPTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is the quest for the tiniest particle the key to understanding the universe? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Find out on Tuesday, March 11, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., when William & Mary physics professor Josh Erlich will present "The Higgs Boson and Why It Matters" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's...

Quarks In The Mirror
2014-02-06 12:22:26

DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility From matching wings on butterflies to the repeating six-point pattern of snowflakes, symmetries echo through nature, even down to the smallest building blocks of matter. Since the discovery of quarks, the building blocks of protons and neutrons, physicists have been exploiting those symmetries to study quarks' intrinsic properties and to uncover what those properties can reveal about the physical laws that govern them. A recent...

New Evidence Suggests Universal Collapse May Soon Be Upon Us
2013-12-12 15:09:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicists are now saying the universe may be closer to collapsing than previously believed. Scientists have long predicted the universe could one day collapse, compressing everything contained within, much like a building that can’t contain its own weight. Sooner or later, scientists believe the universe will cause every little particle in it to become extremely heavy, causing all material to squeeze into a small, super-hot and...


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