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LHC data: how it’s made

In the Large Hadron Collider, protons become new particles, which become energy and light, which become data.

The impact of big research infrastructure facilities on local scientific output

Highly localised research infrastructure investment, such as in the Large Hadron Collider, often leads to major scientific breakthroughs, but there is little evidence on the longer-term and wider geographical impacts on scientific output. Show More Summary

LHC achieves record luminosity

It's the end of the road for the protons this year after a magnificent performance from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). On Friday, the final beams of the 2017 proton run circulated in the LHC. The run ended, as it does every year, with...Show More Summary

Perimeter Public Lecture: How ‘useless’ science led to the Large Hadron Collider

Watch this month's Perimeter Public Lecture—fascinating science brought to the masses—with Pauline Gagnon on Nov. 8 at 7 PM ET The post Perimeter Public Lecture: How ‘useless’ science led to the Large Hadron Collider appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Nobel-Winning Physicist Worried About 100 Chocolate Coin Wager Over New Particles

Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek was optimistic back in 2012. After all, he'd just won a wager after scientists had just announced their Higgs boson discovery at the Large Hadron Collider particle physics experiment in Switzerland. He made another bet - but he's doesn't feel as confident today. More »      

LHC reaches 2017 targets ahead of schedule

Today, CERN Control Centre operators announced good news, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has successfully met its production target for 2017, delivering more than 45 inverse femtobarns to the experiments.

The most exotic fluid has an unexpectedly low viscosity

Collisions of lead nuclei in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) take place at such great energies that quarks that are normally confined inside nucleons are released and, together with the gluons that hold them together, form an exotic quark-gluon plasma. Show More Summary

The most exotic fluid has an unexpectedly low viscosity

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) Collisions of lead nuclei in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator take place at such great energies that quarks that are normally confined...Show More Summary

For one day only, LHC collides xenon beams

Today, the LHC is getting a taste of something unusual. For eight hours, the Large Hadron Collider is accelerating and colliding xenon nuclei, allowing the large LHC experiments, ATLAS, ALICE, CMS and LHCb, to record xenon collisions for the first time.

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

ATLAS experiment studies fragments of the top quark

Top quarks in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) proton-proton collisions are predominantly produced in pairs, with one top quark and one top antiquark. In order to measure the production rates of top quark pairs, the ATLAS Experiment examined events with an electron, muon, and one or two jets that were likely to have originated from bottom quarks. Show More Summary

First open-access data from large collider confirm subatomic particle patterns

In November of 2014, in a first, unexpected move for the field of particle physics, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment—one of the main detectors in the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider—released to the public an immense amount of data, through a website called the CERN Open Data Portal.

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.

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...]

The race to reveal antimatter’s secrets

4 months agoAcademics : Nature

In the shadow of the Large Hadron Collider, six teams are competing to answer one of the Universe’s deepest existential questions.

Particle physics: BaBar Collaboration first to see anomaly

4 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...

Zoo's 19 Craziest Moments, Including That Time Ants Tried To Blow Up The Hadron Collider

CBS's Zoo -- about a team of globe-trotting experts battling a catastrophic animal uprising and its aftermath -- might be the most insane show on network TV, and it's only gotten crazier in its current third season. Here are Zoo's most WTF moments... so far. More »      

Searching for invisible particles with the ATLAS Experiment

As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) smashes protons at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, it creates a rich assortment of particles that are identified through the signature of their interactions with the ATLAS detector. But what if the...Show More Summary

ATLAS Experiment explores how the Higgs boson interacts with other bosons

Since resuming operation for Run 2, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been producing about 20,000 Higgs bosons per day in its 13 TeV proton–proton collisions. At the end of 2015, the data collected by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations were already sufficient for new observations of the Higgs boson at the new collision energy. Show More Summary

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