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Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties

The search goes on. No difference in protons and antiprotons have yet been found which would help to potentially explain the existence of matter in our universe. However, physicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision. Show More Summary

"Our Universe Should Actually Not Exist" --CERN Scientists Attempt to Find Out Why It Does

"All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist," explained Christian Smorra, with the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center. "An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but...        

Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties

(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Physicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision.

Electrons surfing on a laser beam

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland, the largest accelerator in the world, has a circumference of around 26 kilometres. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, are attempting to go to the other extreme by building the world's smallest accelerator—one that fits on a microchip. Show More Summary

Electrons surfing on a laser beam

(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) The largest particle accelerator in the world - the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland -- has a circumference of around 26 kilometres. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg...Show More Summary

On top of the top quark—new ATLAS experiment results

Physicists from the ATLAS Experiment at CERN have presented exciting new results at the 10th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP2017), held in Braga (Portugal). The conference brought together experimental and theoretical physicists specialising in the heaviest known elementary particle: the top quark.

The superconducting magnets of the future

The superconducting magnets of the future are under development and CERN is on the front line. To increase the energy of circular colliders, physicists are counting on ever more powerful magnets, capable of generating magnetic fields way beyond the 8 Tesla produced by the magnets in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Charmonium surprise at LHCb

Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN presented a measurement of the masses of two particular particles with a precision that is unprecedented at a hadron collider for this type of particles. Until now, the precise study of these "charmonium" particles, invaluable source of insights into the subatomic world, required dedicated experiments to be built.

Viewpoint: A Doubly Charming Particle

Author(s): Raúl A. Briceño High-precision experiments at CERN find a new baryon containing two charm quarks. [Physics 10, 100] Published Mon Sep 11, 2017

ProtonVPN Relaunches After Early Challenges

Back in June, ProtonVPN announced that it was open for business. The service, developed by MIT and CERN, promises to route all traffic through privacy-friendly countries such as Iceland and Switzerland that aren't likely to hand data over to anyone else. Show More Summary

Particle physicists on a quest for 'new physics'

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) After five years of work, EPFL's physicists, together with some 800 international researchers involved in the CERN's LHCb project, have just taken an important step by building a new detector -- a scintillating fiber tracker dubbed SciFi -- to harvest more data from the collider.

Particle physicists on a quest for 'new physics'

After five years of work, EPFL's physicists, together with some 800 international researchers involved in the CERN's LHCb project, have just taken an important step by building a new detector—a scintillating fiber tracker dubbed SciFi—to harvest more data from the collider.

The dance of the particles

In collaboration with a scientist, an Iranian dancer is working to communicate the beauty of particle physics through dance.   Although CERN physicist Andrea Latina had always been interested in the arts, he had never really thoughtShow More Summary

Gas-filled black balloons create eerie floating worlds

Artist Tadao Cern's pairs of helium and air-filled balloons floating in glass tanks show just how easily scientific principles can be turned into art

ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scattering

Physicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light – interact and change direction. The result, published today in Nature Physics, confirms one of the oldest predictions of quantum electrodynamics (QED).

Repost: People of Light and Darkness

[This post originally appeared in July 2012.] The big news this week is that the Large Hadron Collider, the massive particle accelerator at the European physics lab CERN, has apparently discovered the elusive and long-sought subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, which explains why other particles have mass. The hunt for the Higgs has consumed [Read More...]

Particle physics: BaBar Collaboration first to see anomaly

3 months agoAcademics : Nature

Your discussion on the mysteries of B meson particles refers to the 'B factories' where these are being studied (Nature546, 185–186;10.1038/546185b2017). Aside from CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHCb) in Geneva, Switzerland, and Bel...

First Africa-led experiment switches on at CERN

Physicists hope to inspire scientists at other African institutions

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