The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) recently set a new record, as CERN announced that the world's most powerful accelerator had achieved the highest-energy collisions of heavy atomic nuclei. The Geneva-based laboratory says that on Wednesday...Show More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider has been back online and pushing the limits of physics again for a few months now. But it’s about to enter a new phase, colliding lead ions at twice the energy that any collider has ever achieved in the past. More »
The Large Hadron Collider has been back online and pushing the limits of physics again for a few months now. But it’s about to enter a new phase, colliding lead ions at twice the energy that any collider has ever achieved in the past. Read more...
Resulting collisions have over a Peta-electronVolt of energy.
The world's most powerful accelerator, the 27 km long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operating at CERN in Geneva established collisions between lead nuclei, this morning, at the highest energies ever. The LHC has been colliding protons at record high energy...
Physicists will collide lead ions to replicate and study the embryonic universe. “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” ~ Terry Pratchett, author For the next three weeks physicists at the Large Hadron Collider will cook...Show More Summary
After the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider and its first months of data taking with proton collisions at a new energy frontier, the LHC is moving to a new phase, with the first lead-ion collisions of season 2 at an energy about twice as high as that of any previous collider experiment.
The world's most powerful accelerator, the 27 km long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) operating at CERN in Geneva established collisions between lead nuclei, this morning, at the highest energies ever. The LHC has been colliding protonsShow More Summary
Argonne physicists are using Mira to perform simulations of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments with a leadership-class supercomputer for the first time, shedding light on a path forward for interpreting future LHC data. Researchers...Show More Summary
At CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator, scientists initiate millions of particle collisions every second in their quest to understand the fundamental structure of matter. The CERN image above illustrates a Higgs boson event from...
An Internet-connected lamp, now on Kickstarter, automatically changes brightness and light color depending on the time of day. Ario, a company founded by a former Microsoft employee and a Large Hadron Collider engineer, is launching its first product, a smart lamp, on Kickstarter today. Show More Summary
The country is plotting a separate path to the Large Hadron Collider's successor
China is planning to build an enormous particle accelerator twice the size and seven times as powerful as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, according to state media reports. According to China Daily, the new facility will be capable of producing millions...
CERN’s High-Luminosity upgrade to the LHC moves from design to prototyping phase.
Physicists are already preparing upgrades that will increase the physics reach of the Large Hadron Collider in the next decade. Even though the Large Hadron Collider is at the peak of its performance, currently smashing protons at aShow More Summary
Simon Parkes, a former U.K. town councilor, has made the astounding claim that he thwarted a sinister plan by the evil Illuminati to use CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to destroy all life on Earth and possibly in the universe. According to Express, the former town councilor for Whitby in North Yorkshire, claimed during a... Show More Summary
The hot news from CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland, is that its Large Hadron Collider is operating at its highest level and could soon detect miniature black holes that might open up into a parallel universe. At the same time, news reports...
In 'Turbulence' François Moncarey augments an image of the CMS detector with dancing light.
After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, began its second run of experiments in June, smashing together subatomic particles at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV) -- the highest energy ever achieved in a laboratory. Show More Summary
All eyes are currently on the upgraded Large Hadron Collider as it ramps up its hunt for new physics. But some physicists are already looking beyond and pinning their hopes on an even bigger machine, four times the size of the LHC. One of them is Nima Arkani-Hamed, the subject of a recent extensive profile by Natalie Wolchover at Quanta. Read more...