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  • Physicist Higgs receives honorary doctorate
    2013 Nobel Prize in physics awarded to Higgs boson theorists
    On Tuesday in Stockholm the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and François Englert for their independently derived theory from 1964 explaining the existence of mass in...
  • Standard Model of Physics
    The God particle - Part IV
    The German mathematician and philosopher, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) – whose law of continuity states that "whatever succeeds for the finite also succeeds for the infinite" – introduced a standard notation for...
  • God particle
    The reason physicists are calling it the God particle
    Since time immemorial, man has wondered at the nature of the world around him.And he projected those thoughts to the far wider worlds beyond his grasp, the universe, the stars and even to the ultimate question, how it all came to be. We will skip...
  • LHC
    CERN presents preliminary findings on Higgs boson
    While the US is in the middle of celebrating Independence Day and trying to survive a heat wave, the CERN project announced a breakthrough in subatomic particle research at the Large Hadron Collider. This project ostensibly has been about...
  • LHC Dipole Magnet
    From antimatter to beauty quarks: experiments at the CERN Accelerator Complex
    Since its completion in 2008, the LHC marked the last stage in a series of particle accelerators known as CERN Accelerator Complex. Though the Large Hadron Collider itself manipulates hadrons, protons or lead ions, the complex is home to many...
  • Possible Higgs Detection Event
    Michigan researchers predict Higgs boson find
    Some of you may have already heard of the predicted discovery of the enigmatic Higgs boson by this summer. (For a brief alternative article on the Higgs boson link here.) Actually, the discovery may have been moved up to this fall. Even so, the...
  • LHC searches for particles at 8 TeV
    LHC continues 8 TeV search of heavy particles, Higgs confirmation
    CERN reported on Wednesday that with the increase in collision energy to 8 TeV it is continuing to collect data at a much increased rate in this year’s Large Hadron Collider experiments, thus increasing the chance for confirmation of last...
  • Lego LHC
    Scale model of Large Hadron Collider made of Legos
    Sascha Mehlhase, a physicist at Denmark's Niels Bohr Institute, has created a scale replica of the Atlas particle detector out of Lego. The Large Hadron Collider recreation even includes a tiny Lego engineer that wonders the tunnels of the...
  • Higgs Boson
    CERN announces possible evidence for the Higgs Boson
    The European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced Dec. 13 that two competing teams have possibly detected the hypothetical Higgs Boson, the last of the elementary particles predicted by the Standard Model remaining to be uncovered. The...
  • LHC section of the CERN facility
    LHC search for ‘God Particle’ Higgs boson continues as mass range narrowed
    On Tuesday in a seminar held at CERN (European Organzation for Nuclear Research), research teams working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced that they have narrowed the mass parameters at which the elusive Higgs boson may exist. However...
  • The four forces
    A new particle is proposed, which may remodel the Standard Model
    You’ve got to love particle physicists! Not only have these physicists found ingenious ways to ‘see’ miniscule quarks (by recording the paths they take when smashed), they also know that when the specific quark you’re...