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2007-04-18 06:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its lead in high-energy physics, a field of science it's dominated since the 1930s. Scientists say Europe is now in the vanguard of a worldwide search to discover the deepest secrets that Mother Nature hides in bits and pieces of atoms. At least 15 years, probably more, will pass before American physicists lead the pack again. Particle physics, as the field is called, lies at the heart of all modern science. Particle researchers explore the...

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2006-07-12 09:07:23

What if the tiniest components of matter were somehow different from the way they exist now, perhaps only slightly different or maybe a lot? What if they had been different from the moment the universe began in the big bang? Would matter as we know it be the same? Would humans even exist? Scientists are starting to find answers to some profound questions such as these, thanks to a breakthrough in the calculations needed to understand the strong nuclear force that comes from the motion of...

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2005-06-24 14:40:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An international team of nuclear physicists has determined that particles called strange quarks do, indeed, contribute to the ordinary properties of the proton. Quarks are subatomic particles that form the building blocks of atoms. How quarks assemble into protons and neutrons, and what holds them together, is not clearly understood. New experimental results are providing part of the answer. The experiment, called G-Zero, was performed at Thomas Jefferson National...

2005-06-17 23:57:08

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An international team of nuclear physicists has determined that particles called strange quarks do, indeed, contribute to the ordinary properties of the proton. Quarks are subatomic particles that form the building blocks of atoms. How quarks assemble into protons and neutrons, and what holds them together, is not clearly understood. New experimental results are providing part of the answer. The experiment, called G-Zero, was performed at Thomas Jefferson National...

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2005-03-16 07:26:25

Washington -- Scientists trying to recreate conditions that existed just a few millionths of a second after the big bang that started the universe have run into a mysterious problem "“ some of the reactions they are getting don't mesh with what they thought they were supposed to see. Now, two University of Washington physicists have dusted off a quantum mechanics technique usually associated with low-energy physics and applied it to results from experiments at Brookhaven National...


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