Superfluids have many extraordinary properties. One of them is called "second sound" even though it doesn't have anything to do with sound waves. It does have something to do with making the Large Hadron Collider work, though. Find out why. Read more...
Make a cloud chamber and watch fundamental particles zip through your living room! The scale of the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider is almost incomprehensible: They weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of detecting elements...Show More Summary
This afternoon, I gave my usual spiel about Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable at the CERN Colloquium. Beforehand, Dana and I got to join a tour of the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider—one of the very last tours, before CMS shuts down (as ATLAS already has) to get ready for collisions at the LHC’s new, […]
There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and unusual. For a start, the huge underground device, which batters beams of protons into each other at colossal energies, can fairly claim to be the coolest place on Earth....
The Large Hadron Collider is now cooled to nearly its operational temperature. The Large Hadron Collider isn’t just a cool particle accelerator. It's the coldest. Last week the cryogenics team at CERN finished filling the eight curved sections of the LHC with liquid helium. Show More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is once again getting ready to smash protons together, hoping to find evidence of elusive and exotic particles that have never been detected before.
An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday life but unified under extreme conditions, they have simplified one description of the interactions of elementary particles. Show More Summary
A first set of superconducting magnets has passed the test and is ready for the Large Hadron Collider to restart in spring. This week, one-eighth of the LHC dipole magnets reached the energy they’ll need to operate in 2015. Engineers at CERN powered 154 superconducting magnets to a current of around 11,000 amps. Show More Summary
One hundred scientists and engineers recently gave the ATLAS detector a deep cleaning in preparation for the Large Hadron Collider restart. No, they’re not Ghost Busters looking for paranormal activity. Nor are they the last human survivors...Show More Summary
Shield your eyes, electronics and physics fans! What you're seeing is exactly what it looks like: the LHC's circuit boards right before the door slammed shut and the rinse cycle began. Read more...
Film critic Roger Ebert, Hamas informant Mosab Hassan Yousef and the scientists behind the Large Hadron Collider are some of the subjects of documentaries nominated by the Producers Guild of America for its 2015 awards.
Scientists have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles.
A new project asks citizen scientists for help finding unknown Higgs boson decays in LHC data from the ATLAS experiment. Just days after the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider released a large batch of data to the public, the...Show More Summary
Life can he hard for the armchair particle physicist, forever knowing that other people have their own Large Hadron Collider and you don't. Thankfully, the folks at CERN remember what it was like not to have a LHC of their own, which is why the...
I am quite happy to report today that the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider has just published a new search which fills a gap in studies of extended Higgs boson sectors. It is a search for the decay of the A boson into Zh pairs, where the Z in turn decays to […]
The Large Hadron Collider has helped staff spot two previously unseen particles. Both are known as baryons and are made up of three quarks. The two baryons have the somewhat uncatchy names of Xi_b’- and Xi_b-. The existence of both had previously been predicted by the quark model, but they had yet to be seen in […]
Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal. Today CERN launched its Open Data Portal, which makes data from real collision events produced by LHC experiments available to the...Show More Summary
Clearly, we still have a lot more to learn about the universe: The Large Hadron Collider, famed for its discovery of the Higgs boson, has discovered two new subatomic particles. Known as Xi_b'- and Xi_b-, the two particles had previously...Show More Summary
Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles.
Particle physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have detected two new subatomic particles that were predicted to exist but never seen. The discovery of the two new baryon particles stands to deepen our understanding of the universe. Read more...