“It could be that dark matter aids in the production of Higgs bosons, or that Higgs bosons can transform into dark matter particles as they decay,” says Darin Acosta, a physicist at the University of Florida. “It’s simple on paper,...
Are these mass-giving particles hanging out with dark matter?
Can you handle the humor of Cop Chronicles: Loose Cannons: The Legend of the Haj-Mirage? Eight minutes in, there's a litmus test presented in the form of a bear attack. Trigger-happy cop Higgs (Benjamin Crutcher) is wandering through the wilderness...
New particles produced in the LHC's high-energy proton-proton collisions don't hang around for long. A Higgs boson exists for less than a thousandth of a billionth of a billionth of a second before decaying into lighter particles, which can then be tracked or stopped in our detectors. Show More Summary
Dr Graham Winyard questions the justification for ACOs, Sir Nick Black defends reform, Douglas Higgs calls for a debate about what is affordable and Paul Lewis says there should be a royal commission As one of Sir Bruce Keogh’s predecessors,...Show More Summary
It is almost six years since the LHC spotted the Higgs boson, and the collider will soon shut down for upgrades. Will it find anything else?
The CMS Collaboration at CERN have just made public around half of the data collected in 2012 by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. This release includes sets used to discover the Higgs boson, and is being shared through the CERN Open Data portal.
A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics. In the mid-1990s, physicists needed tons...Show More Summary
(ETH Zurich) When symmetries in quantum systems are spontaneously broken, the collective excitation modes change in characteristic ways. Researchers at ETH have now directly observed such Goldstone and Higgs modes for the first time...
(Aalto University) Thousands of researchers at the CERN research centre are looking for particles and phenomena that standard physics cannot explain. Aalto University doctoral student Juska Pekkanen is part of a group working with the highest collision energies ever achieved.
Aalto University doctoral student Juska Pekkanen is part of a group working with the highest collision energies ever achieved.
This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index, the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and social sustainability across the sector’s entire value chain.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is releasing an updated version of its Higg Facility Environmental Module, a global self-assessment tool for apparel, footwear, and textile manufacturing facilities. The new Higg FEM attempts to reduce audit fatigue through tailored questions and increased analytics. Show More Summary
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 »
New theoretical work places more stringent constraints on dark matter properties derived from particle physics experiments. [Physics] Published Tue Oct 31, 2017
Particle physics data sorted by quantum machine learning, but still needs work.
A technique that combines machine learning and quantum computing has been used to identify the particles known as Higgs bosons. The method could find applications in many areas of science. See Letter p.375
The discovery of Higgs-boson decays in a background of standard-model processes was assisted by machine learning methods. The classifiers used to separate signals such as these from background are trained using highly unerring but not...Show More Summary
Government rarely misses an opportunity for growth. A. Barton Hinkle writes: In Crisis and Leviathan, his masterpiece on the metastasis of the modern state, scholar Robert Higgs shows how the federal government historically has followed...Show More Summary
A Florida woman punched her husband in the face after he burst into her bedroom while she was pleasuring herself — because he thought he heard her having sex with another man, police said. Flavia Higgs, a 42-year-old licensed private investigator, was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after the wild ordeal in the...