By Robert Evans, Reuters The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is only five years old but, after swiftly finding a crucial missing link to support mankind's main concept of the universe, is now entering a two-year revamp to double its power in the hope of breathtaking new discoveri …
Are you having a hard time dealing with the Large Hadron Collider's two-year maintenance shutdown? Do you miss waking up every morning to the potential of another big particle discovery in the news? Then strap this awesomely animated Higgs Boson watch to your wrist as a reminder that in no time the LHC will be back in business. More »
Launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), "Gordon" recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). read more
Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). read more
In 2010, The Daily Galaxy did a post about a would-be saboteur arrested on April 1 at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland who made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Many of the Galaxy's readers and...
Following the discovery of what appears to be the Higgs boson, CERN's Large Hadron Collider has been shut down so that it can be upgraded. If all goes the plan, the upgrades will almost double the power of the LHC, enabling the particle accelerator to carry out the second part of its primary mission: proving or disproving the existence of supersymmetry.
Outside of Geneva, Switzerland, is a giant, revolutionary machine called the Large Hadron Collider. This machine is a particle accelerator that mocks the conditions directly following the Big Bang that supposedly created the universe. To operate the machine, physicists...
An international team of scientists has proposed an advanced laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). read more
An international team of physicists has proposed a revolutionary laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider.
It's spring maintenance time over at the Large Hadron Collider, and the folks at CERN have seen fit to crack open the Compact Muon Solenoid to get at some of its loose connectors. You see, after three years, 99-percent of the the lead...Show More Summary
Morgan Freeman visited the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel yesterday, where CERN scientists discovered the the "God Particle," a type of Higgs Boson. Freeman visited the LHC before hosting the Fundamental Physics Prize ceremony in Geneva, where the seven scientists working on the Higgs Boson were honored. Show More Summary
In a scientific discovery some five decades in the making, the findings of scientists and engineers at the Large Hadron Collider have confirmed the existence of the long-theorized Morgan Freeman. First hypothesized by physicist Peter...Show More Summary
Picture pretty much does what it says on the tin. Yes, it's real, and it is excellent – arguably the best (only?) shot of Freeman and a tunnel since Shawshank. Read more...
Science fans around the world were saddened when CERN announced its Large Hadron Collider would be shutting down for almost two years worth of repairs and upgrades. But as this video explains: that's ok. Because when the LHC is powered up again in 2015, it will finally be able to run at full capacity. More »
The Large Hadron Collider shut down last month for what is expected to be a two year period of upgrades and repair. Since the field of particle physics and the giant machines used to study it can be pretty complex, CERN released a short video explaining part of what will be going on in the LHC's downtime. Show More Summary
So it's very much worth noting that there are some new announcements from earlier this week concerning last years' landmark discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The news is that a Higgs particle was discovered. There were several news stories about it in the last few days. Show More Summary
It’s Official: New Particle is the Higgs – But Which Kind? (via Planetsave) Last year’s tentative announcement of a “Higgs-like” boson (a key fundamental particle) based upon preliminary data analysis from the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) two massive detectors (ATLAS and CMS) has been officially confirmed, CERN scientists announced earlier today. Despite the July,…
Scientists at a conference in Italy have confirmed the discovery of the Higgs Boson, after further experiments performed at the large hadron collider near Geneva in Switzerland, built in the late ’90s by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the cooperation of 10,000 scientists. The Higgs Boson is associated with a field that [...]
A representation of the innerworkings of the Atlas particle detector painted on one of the walls at the CERN campus in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images. New results from Geneva’s Large Hadron Collider “strongly indicate” that scientists...
Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have confirmed that the Higgs-like particle that they discovered on July 4 last year is a Higgs boson. Not the Higgs boson, but a Higgs boson -- a subtle but important difference.