Exceedingly rare decay of B mesons shows up largely as expected.
When the Large Hadron Collider (the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator) was built last decade, there were concerns (mostly from doomsday soothsayers and anti-science nuts) that it could open up a black hole and swallow up everything on Earth. Show More Summary
This past July, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider announced that they had discovered a new particle that looked much like the long-sought-after Higgs boson. In fact, the Higgs-like particle they found was nearly perfect—based on the available data, it looked almost exactly like what the Standard Model of Particle Physics predicts the Higgs to [...]
In a blow to the highly-popular theory of supersymmetry, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN have spotted one of the rarest particle decays ever seen in nature. read more
A new discovery at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva casts a shadow across a hypothetical realm of particle physics that many had hoped would be the collider’s next major exploration after the apparently successful hunt for the Higgs boson. Physicists working with the collider’s LHC beauty, or LHCb, detector have observed a new kind [...]
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, near Geneva, have spotted one of the rarest particle decays ever seen in nature. The result is very damaging to new theories like the extremely popular Supersymmetry.
The Large Hadron Collider is the product of generations of work. As time presses on, a number of LHC collaborators involved in the beginning have moved on to other projects, and memories of the decade of construction that produced the...Show More Summary
Watch the trailer for Decay, a zombie movie shot at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider By Meredith Woerner What if the L arge Hadron Collider created zombies? Writer and director Luke Thompson had this very idea, and got the incredibly cool folks at CERN to allow him to film his $3,000 zombie movie inside their world. Show More Summary
image credit A woman concerned that the Large Hadron Collider will create black holes and destroy the Earth lost a court appeal to shut the atom smasher down. A higher administrative court in Muenster, Germany, rejected the German citizen's...Show More Summary
Think you've seen every single twist on the zombie movie? Decay has something that no other zombie flick does: the Large Hadron Collider. A group of Physics PhD students filmed their horror movie against the photogenic particle accelerator, cooking up a Higgs Boson-driven plot about a physics experiment awry. Watch the LHC-filled trailer. More »
Do you ever wish for the book that truly had everything in it, from conspiracy theories and volcanoes to dramatic misunderstandings of scientific events and awesomely portentous predictions of MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DYING? Seriously, this is the best fear-mongering press release I have ever read about anything in the world of scienticians: More »
Anyone in the world with a computer can contribute to research at CERN. Through the LHC@Home project, volunteers can offer up spare computing power to simulate and process collisions happening inside the Large Hadron Collider. CERN recently...Show More Summary
The last time CERN and an angry bird met, it didn't end so well: the Large Hadron Collider overheated after a feathered creature reportedly dropped its breakfast on outdoor machinery. Things should go much more smoothly this time around,...Show More Summary
The US Department of Energy recently expressed support for continued US involvement in work on the CMS and ATLAS detectors at the Large Hadron Collider. On Sept. 18, DOE gave their first stage of approval, Critical Decision-0, to plans for the United States to participate in upgrades to both detectors scheduled to be completed by 2018. Show More Summary
For most of the year, two beams of protons run the collision course around the Large Hadron Collider. Scientists take a short break from protons in winter to collide much heavier lead ions. In a test on Thursday, scientists collided the two types of particles together for the first time. Show More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider will go into a long shutdown early next year to allow scientists and technicians to prepare it for higher collision energy in 2015. It has been running at 7 TeV; scientists plan for it to reemerge at upward of 13 TeV. Beginning in February of 2013, highly coordinated teams will spend 20 months preparing its equipment for the change.
We wonder whether pressing play on this song will feel as nerve-wracking as flipping the switch on the Large Hadron Collider for the first time. Via Billboard, the always-genuine L.A. Reid: In Billboard’s latest cover story, “X Factor”...Show More Summary
A view inside the ATLAS detector, part of the Large Hadron Collider. (Credit: ATLAS Experiment) Scientists who announced two months ago observations of the elusive Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," have had their research published...Show More Summary
Two laboratories working at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) had jointly announced on July 4 they had detected a new fundamental particle in experiments at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva. The discovery has been hailed as one...
CERN's announcement on July 4 -- that experiments performed by the Large Hadron Collider had discovered a particle that was consistent with the Higgs boson -- has passed a key step towards becoming ratified science: Its findings have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Letters B.