Among this week's physics highlights: a quantum computer to simulate the creation of antimatter, fading hopes for a new particle discovery at the Large Hadron Collider, and the potential impact of the UK's stunning vote to leave the European Union...
Going beyond the Standard Model of physics would "mean that there is yet another unbelievable idea out there. Something that is totally unthinkable," says CERN senior physicist Paris Sphicas. In 2016, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could unveil whole new...
Rumors are swirling again among physicists, but this time they’re not about gravitational waves. Instead, hopes are fading that two separate, but complementary, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider may have discovered a possible new particle. Read more...
Designer Art Donovan writes, "I'm always looking for new and unique inspiration for my lighting commissions and the latest, cutting edge scientific devices offer a boatload of great design inspiration. From the cool, new 'James Webb Space Telescope' to the myriad of complex details in the L.H.P.C. at Cern- it's a cornucopia of rich imagery." (more…)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has already delivered more high energy data than it had in 2015. To put this in numbers, the LHC has produced 4.8 fb-1, compared to 4.2 fb-1 last year, where fb-1 represents one inverse femtobarn, the unit used to evaluate the data sample size. This was achieved in
Cloudera's Mike Olson and CERN's Manuel Martin Marquez discuss how CERN is using Hadoop to help drive operational efficiency for the Large Hadron Collider. Continue reading Modern data strategy and CERN.
Everything Dinosaur Starts Preparations for the Daresbury Open Day What do laser beams, a supercomputer, Tyrannosaurus rex, the Large Hadron Collider and fossil shark teeth have in common? Answer – these items and so much more are going to part of the fabulous Daresbury Open Day taking place on Saturday, July 9th, at the prestigious, […]
When you think about it, the particles being slammed into each other at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility in Switzerland are kind of like people in a mosh pit at a rock concert. But that's not the only thing the particle accelerator has in common with music. Show More Summary
As a part of the 2016 Sydney Science Festival the The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is “transporting” the world’s greatest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to the Powerhouse Museum in an Australian first exhibition. More »
Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, a simulated particle collision at the Large Hadron Collider, Lucas Taylor "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. Show More Summary
Fabiola Gianotti isn't new to CERN, the Geneva, Switzerland-based research organization that operates the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest particle collider. In fact, the Italian particle physicist was among the CERN scientists who made history in 2012 with the discovery of the Higgs boson. But now Gianotti isn't just working at CERN. Show More Summary
As scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) powered up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — the world’s largest particle accelerator — earlier in the week following a disruption allegedly caused by a weasel, conspiracy...Show More Summary
The world’s most powerful atom smasher is at it again. After spending the winter in hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long particle collider near Geneva, Switzerland, is once again slamming together protons to investigate...Show More Summary
A new generation of tabletop accelerators has the potential to accelerate electrons to near the speed of light, without the need for gigantic machines like the Large Hadron Collider. But that all-important energy beam is too spread out for optimal performance. Show More Summary
Almost everything we know about matter is summed up in the Standard Model of particle physics, an elegant map of the subatomic world. During the first run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), scientists on the ATLAS and CMS experiments...
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider are once again recording collisions at extraordinary energies. After months of winter hibernation, the Large Hadron Collider is once again smashing protons and taking data. The LHC will run around...Show More Summary
The world’s most powerful proton smasher is preparing for its biggest run yet which scientists hope will uncover new particles that could dramatically change our understanding of the Universe. “We are exploring truly fundamental issues, and that’s why this run is so...
The Large Hadron Collider will be out of action for the rest of the week after a Beech Marten entered the facility and caused a power cut, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced. The weasel-like mammal entered...Show More Summary
Large Hadron Collider will be fired up to try to confirm initial signs of an entirely new particle, a potentially huge breakthrough
The world’s most power scientific instrument, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) — a 17-mile long particle smasher running under the Swiss-French border — went offline early Friday morning after a marten gnawed through a power cable, causing a short circuit. The furry little creature — adult males of...