Scientists hailed CERN's confirmation of the Higgs Boson in July of 2012, speculating that it could one day make light speed travel possible by "un-massing" objects or allow huge items to be launched into space by "switching off" the Higgs....
The Higgs boson is a popular subject among the most-cited physics papers of 2012, but a particle simulation manual takes the top spot. Think of it as a particle physics version of pop radio's “top 40” countdown: INSPIRE, a database of...Show More Summary
CERN has given us many things in our day, most notable among them recent proof of the existence of the so-called ‘God particle’, the Higgs Boston… one of the most elusive objects in particle physics. But like the Higgs Boson, most of CERN’s achievements are pretty exotic. On April 30 in 1993, though, CERN gave [...]Show More Summary
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Psychiatry needs its Higgs boson moment says and article in New Scientist which describes some interesting but disconnected findings suggesting it ‘aint going to get it soon. Wall Street Journal has an overenthusiastic article on how advances in genetics and neuroscience are ‘revolutionizing’ our [...]
Shane Black explains why the Mandarin is the "über-terrorist" in Iron Man 3. Dan Aykroyd is excited again about Ghostbusters 3, and this time the Higgs boson is involved. Matthew McConaughey has some more cryptically chill things to say about Interstellar. There's tons of info about the Arrow season finale. Spoiler alert! Read more...
When it comes to the theory of the Higgs boson, British physicist Peter Higgs gets all the love. But that’s not fair, says Carl Hagen, arguing that he and four other scientists deserve just as much credit. The time has come, he says, to officially rename the so-called God particle. Read more...
One of the scientists who worked on the development of the Higgs boson theory has backed calls for it to be given a name reflecting more than just one man. The debate comes a few weeks after CERN announced it had only one remaining variable to eliminate before confirming that the particle discovered through the [...]
Amid rumors that this year's Nobel Prize for Physics will go to the Higgs boson theory, some scientists say the particle's name should be changed so that all the glory doesn't go to British physicist Peter Higgs. At a press conference last year to announce the particle's discovery, Higgs "was...
Are you having a hard time dealing with the Large Hadron Collider's two-year maintenance shutdown? Do you miss waking up every morning to the potential of another big particle discovery in the news? Then strap this awesomely animated Higgs Boson watch to your wrist as a reminder that in no time the LHC will be back in business. More »
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Peter Higgs, the physicist who introduced the theory behind a subatomic particle now known as the Higgs boson, says he is against calling the boson a "God particle" partly because he is an atheist.
Finding the Higgs Boson particle is a revolutionary scientific discovery, sure, but CERN isn't the only scientific body rewriting our understanding of elementary physics. An international team of researchers have just announced that the massive cosmic ray detector protruding from the ISS may have at long last detected dark matter. More »
The £70m revamp of the particle accelerator, which last year helped scientists discover the Higgs Boson, will allow it to smash protons together at twice its current energy.This improvement will enable scientists to probe heavier and...Show More Summary
Following the discovery of what appears to be the Higgs boson, CERN's Large Hadron Collider has been shut down so that it can be upgraded. If all goes the plan, the upgrades will almost double the power of the LHC, enabling the particle accelerator to carry out the second part of its primary mission: proving or disproving the existence of supersymmetry.
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First particle physicists discovered “a boring old Standard Model Higgs boson,” as my colleague Michael Moyer put it, meaning that the particle hewed closely to theoretical predictions and offered little in the way of guidance to new and exciting physics. This week the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite gave a significant boost to cosmology’s own [...]
Morgan Freeman visited the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel yesterday, where CERN scientists discovered the the "God Particle," a type of Higgs Boson. Freeman visited the LHC before hosting the Fundamental Physics Prize ceremony in Geneva, where the seven scientists working on the Higgs Boson were honored. Show More Summary
Thu 28 Mar Particle physicist and author Sean Carroll will be discussing why the discovery of the Higgs Boson is crucial to understanding the world. He'll talk about...
What with the Higgs boson making headlines all the time, everyone's heard of this so-called Standard Model in physics, but how many people really know what it is? Now anyone with an iPad or Windows 8 tablet can dive into the world of...Show More Summary
Click here to view this gallery What with the Higgs boson making headlines all the time, everyone's heard of this so-called Standard Model in physics, but how many people really know what it is? With a new app from CERN called The Particles,...Show More Summary