The scientists at the Large Hadron Collider facility in Switzerland appears to have found a new and highly elusive particle that has the scientific world very excited. No, it’s not a black hole or another dimension. The discovery is of the theoretical particle known as the tetraquark, and understanding how it works could have a
Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have spotted a long sought-after exotic particle that's the strongest evidence yet for a new form of matter called a tetraquark. Here's what the discovery could mean to astrophysics. Read more...
Large Hadron Collider Finds New Particle Unlike Any Other Form Of Matter What till you hear what they named it. Doctors Can Now Grow Engineered Vaginas In Women It won’t be too long before you can buy one to replace yours. Photographer...Show More Summary
Z(443o) may sound like a radio station, but it's actually a recently-proven particle discovered by the Large Hadron Collider-- and it could be evidence of tetraquarks, an entirely new form of matter.
Not content with perhaps the biggest scientific discovery of the decade, scientists at the Large Hadron Collide continue to search for new particles—and now they've found one that seems to be an entirely new form of matter. Read mor...
Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have discovered, with “overwhelming” certainty, the existence of a new class of subatomic particles, exotic hadrons. In related news, CERN has begun the painstaking process of turning the LHC back on after being switched off for upgrades over the last 12 months. When it returns, in early 2015, the…
"Dark matter in this mass range can be probed by direct detection and by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), so if this is dark matter, we're already learning about its interactions from the lack of detection so far," said co-author Tracy Slatyer, a theoretical physicist at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. Show More Summary
This weekend, Dana and I celebrated our third anniversary by going out to your typical sappy romantic movie: Particle Fever, a documentary about the Large Hadron Collider. As it turns out, the movie was spectacularly good; anyone who reads this blog should go see it. Or, to offer even higher praise: If watching Particle Fever doesn’t cause you […]
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Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Zero #6. Written by Ales Kot (Suicide Squad, Secret Avengers) with art by Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight, The...Show More Summary
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Scientists working on the world's leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab's Tevatron and CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders of the record for most powerful particle collider on Earth. Show More Summary
Scientists working on the world's leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab's Tevatron and CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders...Show More Summary
An international team of scientists from Fermilab’s Tevatron and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has produced the world’s best value for the mass of the top quark. Scientists working on the world’s leading particle collider experimentsShow More Summary
Last weekend I saw Particle Fever, a movie about the Large Hadron Collider and the scientists who built it in their quest to resolve one of the greatest outstanding mysteries in physics. It’s easily among the most enthralling science documentaries I’ve ever seen, so if you get the chance, see it! The LHC was built [Read More...]
From the Golden Gate Bridge to an ancient Japanese bell, the physical structures around us are humming with secret sound. Artist Bill Fontana has made a career of capturing these haunting and complex soundscapes. As an artist at residence at CERN, he's mostly recently been listening in on the world's largest particle collider. Read more...
Particle Fever is a new documentary that follows the scientists who worked with CERN’s Large Hadron Collider for four years until July 4, 2012, when they announced the discovery of the long-theorized Higgs boson, or “God particle.” Josh Modell explains what was at stake for the scientists depicted: After years and years of meticulous planning […]
(Photo: tecking) PhilosophyOfTheWorld poses one of the most original questions I've ever seen on AskReddit. SockPuppetDinosaur answers with the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border: The first time we collided two atoms in the LHC. Show More Summary
In terms of understanding the very nature of our world, it's hard to overestimate the significance of the Large Hadron Collider, and a new documentary makes a very convincing case.
The Large Hadron Collider, and the experiments conducted there, aren't the easiest things to understand. The new documentary Particle Fever aims to demystify them and turn them into a rich drama.