Latest Subatomic particle Stories

light wave particle
2015-03-02 09:09:45

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle.

LHC beam pipe
2014-11-20 10:02:04

Physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN have made two new discoveries: subatomic particles which they are describing as cousins to the neutron and proton.

large hadron collider
2014-11-09 06:07:16

More than two years after physicists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle, scientists continue to debate whether or not the new elementary particle they detected was actually the elusive Higgs boson.

2013-10-08 23:18:42

University of Maryland scientists played a significant role in the world-wide scientific collaboration that discovered the Higgs boson particle, confirming the theoretical work of François

Einstein's 134th Birthday
2013-03-14 14:34:12

Albert Einstein, almost unanimously considered the greatest physicist since Sir Isaac Newton, would have turned 134 today. And his legacy has never been as vibrant as it is right now in the realm of modern physics.

New Technique Could Reveal High Detail Of Earth's Composition
2013-02-22 10:50:16

In a new study recently published in the journal Science, a research team from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin has described a new technique that might one day reveal the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth in never before seen detail.

Is The Universe Infinite? Not Likely, Say Physicists
2013-02-19 14:23:24

Physicists sorting out the evidence from last summer's LHC experiments are calculating new data that may show the universe is not as infinite as previously believed.

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).

2012-06-21 23:37:27

Stable tin, as we know it, comprises 112 nuclear particles – 50 protons and 632 neutrons.

Potential Cracks In The Standard Model Of Particle Physics
2012-06-19 05:02:58

Recently analyzed data from the BaBar experiment may suggest possible flaws in the Standard Model of particle physics, the reigning description of how the universe works on subatomic scales.

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