First Precise Measurement of Antihydrogen

by Shannon Hall June 5, 2014

The best science — the questions that capture and compel any human being — is enshrouded in mystery. Here’s an example: scientists expect that matter and antimatter were created in equal quantities shortly after the Big Bang. If this had been the case, the two types of particles would have annihilated each other, leaving a […]

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Higgs Boson Physicists Receive 2013 Nobel Prize

by Elizabeth Howell October 8, 2013

That was fast! Just one year after a Higgs Boson-like particle was found at the Large Hadron Collider, the two physicists who first proposed its existence have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work. François Englert (of the former Free University of Brussels in Belgium) and Peter W. Higgs (at the University of Edinburgh in the United […]

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An “Elemental” Explanation of Dark Matter

by Jason Major June 28, 2013

Atoms, string theory, dark matter, dark energy… there’s an awful lot about the Universe that might make sense on paper (to physicists, anyway) but is extremely difficult to detect and measure, at least with the technology available today. But at the core of science is observation, and what’s been observed of the Universe so far […]

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Will Antimatter Obey Gravity’s Pull?

by Elizabeth Howell May 1, 2013

What goes up must always come down, right? Well, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) wants to test if that principle applies to antimatter. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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The Face of Creation

by Jason Major January 3, 2013

The latest autotuned installment in John D. Boswell’s Symphony of Science series waxes melodic about the particle-smashing science being done with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in particular its search for the Higgs boson, a.k.a. the… ok, ok, I won’t say it… “We can recreate the conditions that were present just after the beginning […]

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