A global collaboration of scientists is preparing to start up the greatest particle physics experiment in history
The current Standard Model of particle physics begins to unravel when probed much beyond the range of current particle accelerators. So no matter what the Large Hadron Collider finds, it is going to take physics into new territory
The LHC Computing Grid may teach the Internet how to quietly handle reams of information
Radioactivity limits the potential for recycling, except for one infamous particle smasher that never saw the light of day
Remote operations means the move to Geneva is not always mandatory
Run-up to activation of world's biggest science experiment later this summer
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek and Scientific American editor George Musser talk about the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator ever built, which went online this week. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites mentioned in this episode include www.frankwilczek.com; www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM; http://www.sciam.com/report.cfm?id=lhc-countdown
The particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider(LHC) is up and running, and we're still here.
"We've got a beam on the LHC," project leader Lyn Evans told his colleagues to applause after the machine finished coaxing a beam of protons around the 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel at 10:28 a.m.
Physicists are hunting for an elusive particle that would reveal the presence of a new kind of field that permeates all of reality. Finding that Higgs field will give us a more complete understanding about how the universe works
To further investigate the intricacies of high-energy particle physics, researchers must construct a more powerful electron-positron collider
Experimenters team up in the search for an invisible, hypothetical particle
In recent experiments, physicists have replicated conditions of the infant universe--with startling results
What's the matter with antimatter? New data may hold the answer.
CERN loves the smell of protons in the morning. Last Friday the European particle physics lab began testing the system for injecting a proton beam into the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which if you haven't heard by now is a giant particle accelerator 27 kilometers (17 miles) in circumference.
CERN declines a massive opportunity to find the Higgs particle
A strange,elusive phenomenon called supersymmetry was conceived for elementary particle physics--but has come to light in nuclei of platinum and gold
Experiments at CERN and elsewhere should let us complete the Standard Model of particle physics, but a unified theory of all forces will probably require radically new ideas.