Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider has reported the discovery of a class of particles known as pentaquarks.
A new kind of subatomic particle called the pentaquark has been detected for the first time, the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced today. The lab, known by its French acronym CERN, said the findings were made by a team of scientists working on one of the four experiments at...
CERN's LHC (Large Hadron Collider) has discovered a new subatomic particle, the pentaquark. "The pentaquark is not just any new particle," said LHCb spokesperson Guy Wilkinson. "It represents a way to aggregate quarks, namely the fundamental...Show More Summary
Today, CERN, home of the world’s large particle accelerator, announced that it had observed a new particle: the pentaquark. One of the experiments on the Large Hadron Collider called LHCb (Large Hadron Collider beauty) reported thatShow More Summary
An illustration of a pentaquark (Image: CERN/LHCb collaboration) Scientists at CERN have announced that, using the Large Hadron Collider, they've discovered a new type of particle—the elusive pentaquark. The pentaquark, which is made...Show More Summary
Scientists using Europe’s Large Hadron Collider atom-smashing machine have stumbled on the existence of an exotic particle known as the pentaquark, a discovery that could shed light on how everyday matter is constituted.
Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday. Quarks are the tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles such as protons and...
After restarting to run at higher power than ever, the Large Hadron Collider has made its first proper discovery. Today, a team of scientists announced that they’ve found a new class of sub-atomic particles known as pentaquarks. Read more...
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In 2012, researchers at the world’s largest particle accelerator announced they had discovered a particle that resembled a key missing piece in our fundamental understanding of physics: the Higgs boson. It was a Nobel Prize-worthy moment. Show More Summary
Scientists are ready to handle the increased data of the current run of the Large Hadron Collider. Physicist Alexx Perloff, a graduate student as Texas A&M University on the CMS experiment, is using data from the first run of the Large Hadron Collider for his thesis, which he plans to complete this year. Show More Summary
With the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider, now operating at nearly twice its former collision energy, comes an enormous increase in the volume of data physicists must sift through to search for new discoveries. Fortunately, a remarkable data-management tool developed by physicists is evolving to meet the big-data challenge.
Scientists in China hope to build a successor to the Large Hadron Collider—and take a new place on the international particle physics stage. The discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the biggest moments in the history of particle physics. Show More Summary
A group collaborating across four American laboratories completed the first successful tests of a superconducting coil in preparation for the future high-luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider, or HL-LHC. These tests indicate that the magnet design may be adequate for its intended use.
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Colliding lead ions at the Large Hadron Collider creates tiny samples of matter at energy densities that have not occurred since microseconds after the Big Bang. At these densities, ordinary matter melts into its primordial constituents of quarks and gluons. Show More Summary
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The Large Hadron Collider is back in action at the CERN laboratory after receiving a big upgrade in the time since its last run in 2012. The particle collider is poised to make discoveries that could rewrite the book on particle physics. Produced by Alex Kuzoian and Jessica Orwig Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
Particle physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev have discovered a way to use Large Hadron Collider technology to preserve historic audio.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a giant 17-mile underground loop full of supercooled magnets, thirty-foot particle detectors, and miles of accelerator tubes. It's the largest machine that humans have ever built. But there are plans for even larger machines. Show More Summary