CERN's Large Hadron Collider Detects New Particle Heavier Than A Proton

CERN physicists announce the unambiguous detection of long-theorized baryon particle. The Large Hadron Collider observes a particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark.

July 7, 2017

CERN Unveils New Particle Accelerator That May Be Useful For Both Medicine And Art Conservation

Linac 4, the new linear particle accelerator acquired by CERN, will deliver higher energy beams to the Large Hadron Collider, leading to a High Luminosity LHC. The scientific applications of this technology could benefit both cancer patients and art conservationists.

Material Science May 10, 2017

Particle Bonanza: CERN Discovers Five Subatomic Particles

CERN scientists discovered five subatomic particles, which were excited states of Omega-c-zero, a baryon particle comprising two quarks and a charm quark. The excited states were carrying more energy than the standard particle of Omega-c-zero.

Energy March 28, 2017

CERN Scientists Use Laser To Observe Light Spectrum Of Antimatter [Video]

CERN scientists were able to compare the light spectrums of matter and antimatter by blasting anti-hydrogen atoms with laser. How did the result fare with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics?

Energy December 19, 2016

New CERN Experiment Could Shrink Particle Accelerators From Town To Tabletop Size

CERN has run the first tests on the AWAKE experiment. The new experiment is an early attempt at producing wakefield acceleration and has the potential of shrinking particle accelerators to tabletop size.

Energy June 20, 2016

China's Supercollider Higgs Factory Will Be Twice The Size Of CERN's Large Hadron Collider

China wants to build a massive collider twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider. What does the Higgs Factory aim to accomplish?

Energy May 22, 2016

Explore The World Of Particle Physics With Open Data From CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Scientists rejoice! The open data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider can help you explore the world of particle physics at your leisure. Here’s what is in it for you.

Energy April 26, 2016

CERN Releases 300 TB Of Large Hadron Collider Data Online

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has uploaded 300 terabytes of data from the Large Hadron Collider for the public to use. This could help guide scientists and serve as educational tools for students.

Energy April 25, 2016

Large Hadron Collider Examines New Particle, Findings Could Mark New Age In Physics

Physicists found that a newly discovered particle breaks down in a fashion different from theories predict. Could this be the beginning of the end for the standard model of physics?

Energy March 11, 2016

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Recreates Big Bang Primordial Soup

A miniature format of quark-gluon plasma which made up the universe shortly after the Big Bang was reproduced at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The primordial soup behaves like fluid albeit it does not have molecules of water but fundamental particles.

Energy February 11, 2016

CERN Scientists Study Feasibility Of 100 Tera-Electron-Volt Particle Accelerator

CERN scientists are currently exploring the feasibility of a 100 tera-electron-volt (TeV) particle accelerator, with a new cooling design scheme that could slash the cost of cooling future machines. The 100 TeV collider will produce seven times the energy per collision that of the Large Hadron Collider.

Energy January 3, 2016

Fabiola Gianotti To Step Into Director General Chair At CERN In January: All About The First Woman To Helm The World's Greatest Particle Physics Lab

CERN will be welcoming Fabiola Gianotti as Director General starting Jan. 1, 2016. Check out the path she’s taken to become the first female leader of the world’s greatest particle physics lab.

Society December 24, 2015

CERN Posted The First Website 25 Years Ago Today

With help from Tom Berners-Lee, a then-CERN scientist who is now known as the father of the World Wide Web, the organization published the first website ever 25 years ago today.

Internet December 21, 2015

Upgraded Large Hadron Collider Sets New Energy Collision Record

CERN's Large Hadron Collider made a record collision between two heavy atomic nuclei. Two beams of lead nuclei were shot at each other on Nov. 17 and on Nov. 25, stable beams were declared.

Energy November 29, 2015

Scientists Might Have Found The 'Glueball,' A Particle Made Entirely Of Pure Nuclear Force

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have possibly identified the ever-elusive 'glueball' — a particle made of pure nuclear force that 'sticks' other nuclear particles together.

Energy October 13, 2015

Deerhoof Collides With The Large Hadron Collider [Video]

Deerhoof has taken to the Large Hadron Collider for a performance, highlighting the fact that CERN and Deerhoof are 'exploring the unknown.'

September 19, 2015

CERN Scientists Make Music Using Particle Physics And 'Cosmic Piano'

CERN scientist created the cosmic piano which uses particle data to produce live music. It already made a live musical debut at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland last year.

Energy September 9, 2015

Large Hadron Collider Recreates Primordial Cosmic Goo: What Is Quark-Gluon Plasma?

Physicists recreate a unique form of matter that existed in the first microseconds following the Big Bang. The experiment could lead to better understanding of the very early universe, they say.

September 7, 2015

CERN Scientists Build Small Linear Accelerator For Medical Applications

Engineers at CERN are building a miniature linear accelerator. Unlike the Large Hadron Collider, the mini-Linac is designed to have medical applications such as cancer treatments.

July 30, 2015

Science Images Of The Week: White Graphene, Velociraptor's Cousin, And More

This week's science images look back 125 million years into the past with a new feathered dinosaur fossil and years into the future with the development of complex 3D structures made of white graphene that could one day imrpove heat regulation in electronics. Plus, a new particle called the pentaquark and the first glimpses of Pluto.

July 16, 2015

Pentaquark Is Newest Particle Discovered By Large Hadron Collider

A new subatomic particle has been seen for the first time by researchers at the LHC. What is so bizarre about pentaquarks?

July 14, 2015

Coil For Large Hadron Collider Passes Tests

A coil to be used in an upgraded version of the Large Hadron Collider has passed tests and is set to be implemented into the design of the collider by 2025.

Animals June 29, 2015

Large Hadron Collider Sets New Energy Record For Collisions During Test Run: A Whopping 13 TeV!

After two years of downtime for upgrades, the LHC sets a new record for energies released in particle collisions. A test will pave the way for full experimental runs to begin in early June.

May 25, 2015

Large Hadron Collider Smashes First Particles After Upgrade

Particle accelerator at CERN is fired up after a 2-year upgrade and begins colliding particles as a tune-up for high-energy experiments. Physicists hope new work may yield clues to dark matter and antimatter.

May 5, 2015

CERN Large Hadron Collider Restarts After 2-Year Hiatus: What Will It Find This Time?

The LHC successfully restarted after a $150 million upgrade. Scientists say more powerful experiments could yield clues into new mysteries of the universe, including dark matter.

April 6, 2015

Large Hadron Collider Prepping For A Smashing Weekend Restart

The LHC reboot, delayed a week as researchers fixed a short circuit, should be on for the weekend. The upgraded particle accelerator could yield clues to secrets of the universe, including dark matter.

April 2, 2015

CERN Scientists Confirm Existence Of Star Wars-Type 'Force'

The Force is real, and it has been detected by physicists at the LHC particle accelerator. It's all as real as April 1.

April 1, 2015

LHC Short Circuit Fixed: Get Ready For Beams Of Protons To Race In 'Big Bang' Collider

Scientists at CERN in Europe say repairs to the LHC particle accelerator were successful and experiments will begin shortly. New runs of the massive atom smasher could confirm the existence of dark matter.

March 31, 2015

LHC Comeback Hits Speed Bump: Short Circuit Throws Cold Water On Anticipation

The Large Hadron Collider restart is delayed due to a short circuit. What does this mean for the world of physics?

March 24, 2015

Dance Opera Film To Show The Artful 'Symmetry' Of The Large Hadron Collider

Film combines dance, music, digital art to ask existential questions about our desire to understand the universe -- and our place within it. Film was partly shot within CERN's giant particle accelerator.

March 9, 2015

Watch The Amazing Dance Opera That's Happening Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider

CERN's Large Hadron Collider is the world's largest particle accelerator and the largest machine on Earth. A new film, called 'Symmetry' gives us a peek inside the complex machine by combining art and physics in one beautiful choreographed dance.

Geek March 9, 2015

Scientists To Test Model Suggesting Higgs Particle Disintegrates Into Dark Matter

Experiments using the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland may confirm a new theory that goes beyond the Standard Model of physics. The theory suggests Higgs boson could be one source of mysterious dark matter.

March 5, 2015

Homer Simpson Predicted Mass Of Higgs Boson In 1998 -- More Than A Decade Before CERN

Homer Simpson may be portrayed as ignorant and incompetent in the animated TV series "The Simpsons" but the cartoon character has outsmarted the world's brightest minds by predicting the mass of the elementary particle Higgs Boson long before it was discovered.

Energy March 3, 2015

CERN Scientists All Fired Up To Fire Up Large Hadron Collider Again: What Will They Discover This Time?

CERN atom smasher, now twice as powerful, is set to peer into the subatomic world once again. Hunt is on for new exotic particles that could help researchers understand more about dark matter.

Space February 16, 2015

Large Hadron Collider Set to Fire in May 2015. Going Beyond God Particle?

With the Large Hadron Collider packing more energy, scientists hope it can discover the particles that make up dark matter and find other kinds of Higgs boson. It will restart in 2015 after undergoing two years of expensive upgrade.

Energy December 30, 2014

CERN to Relaunch Powerful Collider in March

The Large Hadron Collider is nearly ready to go back online, but what mysteries could the world's largest particle accelerator uncover?

December 12, 2014

Higgs Hunters Project: Calling All Citizen Scientists to Help Hunt Down Higgs Boson

Citizen scientists are encouraged to join the effort to garner new understanding of the Higgs boson. An online database of images can be scanned for new hints about the so-called 'God particle.'

November 28, 2014

CERN Scientists Discover Two Subatomic Particles That Were Once Only Predicted to Exist

Data from the Large Hadron Collider has revealed two new sub-atomic particles. Scientists at CERN identified two new baryon particles.

Animals November 19, 2014

Researchers claim Higgs boson still elusive: What did CERN discover then?

The Higgs boson was found for the first time in 2012 - or was it? Some researchers are now questioning whether the particle found was the elusive target, or something else.

November 9, 2014

Shocking! CERN may not have discovered elusive Higgs Boson particle after all

What particle physicists announced as the Higgs boson may not have been the elusive "God particle" after all, some researchers say. It may have been an even more mysterious particle, the techni-higgs, they say.

November 8, 2014

CERN picks first woman to head physics center

Fabiola Gianotti, an Italian physicist best known for her role discovering the Higgs boson, has been named as the first woman to head CERN.

November 4, 2014

World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee ponders on dark side of mankind seen on Internet

It was in 1990 when Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. Looking back almost a quarter of a century later, he admires the wonderful side of the Internet but admits to being disappointed over people exchanging hate speech through it.

Internet October 26, 2014

CERN makes music from Large Hadron Collider’s atom smashing data

CERN celebrates the discovery of the Higgs boson by composing music based on the particle's "sound." Resulting musical piece performed to mark CERN's 60th anniversary.

October 1, 2014

China wants to build the biggest particle collider by 2028

China aims to build a 52-km electron-positron collider, with or without international help.

Animals July 23, 2014

Large Hadron Collider with almost double the energy level on track to relaunch in 2015

The largest particle accelerator in the world is receiving an upgrade, providing physicists a chance to glimpse the workings of the greatest mysteries in the Universe.

June 24, 2014

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