particle physics

CERN Wants to Build an Enormous New Atom Smasher: the Future Circular Collider

One of my favourite science and engineering facts is that an underground river was frozen to enable the Large Hadron…

2 months ago

The Strangest Coincidence in Physics: The AdS/CFT Correspondence

Attempts to turn string theory into a workable theory of nature have led to the potential conclusion that our universe…

4 months ago

CERN Has Joined the Search for Dark Photons

Now that the Large Hadron Collider has measured the mass of the Higgs boson, physicists are trying to understand how…

5 months ago

The Best Particle Collider in the World? The Sun

Recently astronomers caught a strange mystery: extremely high-energy particles spitting out of the surface of the Sun when it was…

10 months ago

The Technique for Detecting Meteors Could be Used to Find Dark Matter Particles Entering the Atmosphere

Researchers from Ohio State University have come up with a novel method to detect dark matter, based on existing meteor-detecting…

1 year ago

IceCube Senses Neutrinos Streaming From an Active Galaxy 47 Million Light-Years Away

Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have detected neutrinos emanating from the energetic core of an active galaxy millions of…

1 year ago

LHC Scientists Find Three Exotic Particles — and Start Hunting for More

Physicists say they've found evidence in data from Europe's Large Hadron Collider for three never-before-seen combinations of quarks, just as…

2 years ago

Large Hadron Collider Restarts, Shooting Protons at Record Energy Levels

Europe's Large Hadron Collider has started up its proton beams again at unprecedented energy levels after going through a three-year…

2 years ago

Weird! Measurement of W Boson Doesn’t Match Standard Model of Physics

A decade ago, physicists wondered whether the discovery of the Higgs boson at Europe‚Äôs Large Hadron Collider would point to…

2 years ago

Almost all High-Energy Neutrinos Come From Quasars

Earth is blasted by high-energy neutrinos from the most powerful objects in the universe.

3 years ago