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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...

2011-07-26 10:30:00

Papers document history of frontier physics research COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), has digitized and released online the complete papers of renowned physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit (1902-1978). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/AIPLOGO) The papers, which occupy 39 linear feet of shelf space in the library and contain approximately 69,000 images, are now published...

2011-05-20 00:00:30

Peter B. Littlewood, formerly the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, has been named the new Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Peter B. Littlewood, formerly the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, has been named the new Associate Laboratory...

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2011-01-11 05:55:00

The search for the elusive Higgs boson particle appears on track to become a one-horse race this year, after the United States' Tevatron accelerator was denied an extension to remain operating through 2014. The Tevatron particle smasher will now conclude its operations this year, after which Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will have a clear shot at searching for the particle, a vital part of current theories of physics, BBC News reported. The Tevatron facility is operated by the Fermi...

2011-01-04 09:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of two new DVD titles, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking and Last American Cowboy, under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. Discovery Channel's Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking is an epic journey through time and space, unlocking the world's most famous scientific mind, Stephen Hawking. Over three captivating hours,...

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2010-08-10 11:00:00

British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for the people of Earth--find a way to survive in outer space in the next 100 years, or face extinction. Speaking to the website Big Think, the former Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient said, "I believe that the long term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have...

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2010-04-26 09:45:00

Aliens most likely exist, but our attempts to contact them could have catastrophic results, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking told British reporters on Sunday. Hawking, speaking to The Times to promote his new series 'Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking', said, "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational"¦ The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like." "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when...

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2009-12-11 12:53:48

Study of ultracold atoms proves theory about universal quantum mechanism Using atoms at temperatures colder than deep space, Rice University physicists have delivered overwhelming proof for a once-scoffed-at theory that's become a hotbed for research some 40 years after it first appeared. In a paper available online in Science Express, Rice's team offers experimental evidence for a universal quantum mechanism that allows trios of particles to appear and reappear at higher energy levels in an...


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Annalen der Physik (Annals of Physics)
2012-05-29 11:22:42

Annalen der Physik (Annals of Physics) is a peer-reviewed physics journal established in 1799, and is one of the oldest journals still in publication today. The journal is the successor of the Journal der Physik first published in 1790. The journal has been published under a variety of names throughout its history.  The journal was published only in German until the 1950s, when it began publishing both in German and English. In 1990, after the German reunification, English became the only...

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2009-04-28 11:19:13

Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker (June 28, 1912 "“ 28 April 2007) was German physicist and philosopher. He was the longest-living member of Werner Heisenberg's research team which investigated nuclear studies in Germany during World War II. Some argue whether he and the team willingly engaged in the development of a nuclear bomb for Germany, or if its failure was intentional because they did not want the Nazi regime to have nuclear weapons. Weizäcker was born in Kiel,...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist. He made essential contributions to understanding atom structure and quantum mechanics. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr and Ellen Adler, Bohr got his doctorate at Copenhagen University in 1911. He then studied under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. Based on Rutherford's theories, Bohr published his Bohr model about atom structure in 1913, introducing the theory of electrons...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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