We hear a lot about the marvellous science going on at CERN. But what goes on behind the scenes?
There have been squabbles of course, but the science project in Geneva is an example of putting differences aside to pursue common goals.
Genomes don’t translate easily into an understanding of disease.
Big data is all well and good, but if we want medical breakthroughs, we'll need big theory too.
There’s evidence that antimatter is produced in thunderstorms.
Antimatter is at the heart of one of the biggest conundrums in physics. Here's why.
Running the world's largest particle accelerator requires a lot of energy, but it could reveal the secrets of the universe.
An artist’s impression of the much-searched for magnetic monopole.
Heikka Valja/MoEDAL Collaboration
The restart of experiments at CERN's Large Hardron Collider could mark the start of a new era of discovery or a big disappointment.
Gearing up for another run.
CERN's huge particle accelerator has been switched back on after a two-year upgrade to continue its search for answers.
Look into my high-energy particle physics and what do you see?
For less than the cost of a single Typhoon jetfighter, the upgraded LHC will push our understanding of physics to the brink.
The CERN datacentre is the ground zero, but only part, of a worldwide computing grid.
The 'supercomputer' that processes LHC's data is a networked grid that spans the entire planet.
What lies within?
Ticking off subatomic particles one by one, now let's see what an LHC upgrade will do.
Before the big bang.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Scientists working on an experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US have taken a step forward in developing a technology which could significantly reduce the size of particle accelerators…