The latest book from Amir Aczel, who has written previously about the compass, the Large Hadron Collider, and Fermat's Last Theorem, is Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers...in particular, the number...Show More Summary
But first let me take a selfie. First world beggars. Black energy – Bottled at source (Large Hadron Collider) Fierce storms in Sydney today. Countless brave, but cheap little umbrellas fought the wind and rain. And lost. Korean guy caught cheating. Girlfriend starts to send these photos. I suspect one of these cans is NOT […]
The wonders of particle physics serve as a springboard for a community-building arts initiative at Fermilab. For many, the aspects of research at the Large Hadron Collider that inspire wonder are the very same that cast it as intellectually...Show More Summary
Poem by Heathcote Williams. Narration and montage by Alan Cox. Art by Elena Caldera and other artists. Some words from the poem: Imagine Christ particles let loose on the one percent, Erasing their fortunes at a key stroke. Imagine airborne Christ particles attacking Wall Street, Penetrating algorhythms in its mainframe computers, Moving columns of figures […]
On April 5, after two years of refurbishment and upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider officially went back online: two proton beams firing in opposite directions around a 27-kilometer ring with an initial "injection energy" of 450 GeV, or about three times that of the Higgs boson decays reported in 2013. Show More Summary
The electronic camera on a chip in your smartphone is the same style of technology used in the Large Hadron Collider. Now a group of astrophysicists wants to capitalize on the similarity to recruit citizen sciences to track the fallout from ultra high energy cosmic rays hitting our atmosphere. Read more...
When it was first developed, the standard model predicted a collection of particles, and thanks to more and more powerful colliders, physicsists have been able to find them all except one: the Higgs-Boson. It's an important one because it should explain how objects have mass. The European Large Hadron Collider should have the power and sensitivity to find the Higgs-Boson.
The Large Hadron Collider has beaten its own world record for accelerating particles. Around midnight last night, engineers at CERN broke a world record when they accelerated a beam of particles to 6.5 trillion electronvolts—60 percent...Show More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the largest machine humans have ever built — specializes in hurling protons at each other at nearly the speed of light. It was powered up on April 5 after two years of upgrades. The new and improvedShow More Summary
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest machine ever built, restarted on April 5, and it's powering up to uncover some potentially game-changing discoveries in physics. The LHC brought us the Higgs boson during its first run inShow More Summary
The editor at Forbes suggested I should write something about the re-start of the Large Hadron Collider, so I did. But being me, I couldn’t just do an “LHC, yay!” post, but talk about it in a larger context, as one of three major approaches to filling the gaps in the Standard Model: The big…
The big physics story over the weekend was the re-start of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It was initially started in 2008, but some key circuits failed shortly after it was switched on. A relatively quick patch job allowed it to operate [...]
A scientist working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has compared the work his team are doing to going to the ends of the earth to chart new land. CERN, the facility which houses...Show More Summary
While everybody is excited by the coming “phase 2” of the LHC, someone else is already looking beyond it, thinking: “what are the possible future scenarios for our beloved Large Hadron Collider?” The community of “phenomenologists”, theoreticians who like to play with data, closely collaborate with experimentalists to plan new experiments. We are hoping to Read the full article
It's been closed for renovations and upgrades since 2013, but on Sunday, the Large Hadron Collider powered on with no sign of complications, and successfully carried two proton beams, fired in opposite directions, around its 27km circumference. Read more...
After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smasher that discovered the Higgs boson is back in action – and ready for bigger challenges. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, successfully sent two beams of particles in opposite directions...
The Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) was restarted over the weekend, and the BBC's chyron writer's excitement gave the world's largest atom smasher a whole new meaning. Considering that the purpose of the long-term...
As the saying goes, you can't keep a good particle accelerator down. In Switzerland, CERN has announced that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back online after a major overhaul and refit. This power-up of the most powerful particle...Show More Summary
Big physics machine rumbles to life after major upgrade
The world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, which has granted scientists a look at the beginnings of our universe, was just granted a new beginning. Continue reading ? The post A reactivated Large Hadron Collider set to explore ‘uncharted territory’ appeared first on PBS NewsHour.