The activity during a high-energy collision at the CMS control room of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at their headquarters outside Geneva, Switzerland.
The Large Hadron Collider has generated mind-blowing science in the last decade – including the Higgs boson particle. Why is the LHC so important, and how will physicists use it in the years to come?
Map of all matter – most of which is invisible dark matter – between Earth and the edge of the observable universe.
Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.
CERN isn’t only breaking ground in physics, but also in open access to science.
It's not enough to do groundbreaking research if the results are kept from the public. So CERN is making its results available to everyone via open access, showing how science should be done.
When particles collide.
New research has compared hydrogen and antihydrogen up to ten decimal places for the very first time.
Los Alamos National Laboratory/Flickr
Particle accelerators are helping to push forward the frontiers of theoretical physics but they've also had more impact on your everyday life than you realise.
Shaken not stirred …
Getting tellurium and phosphorus to form a molecule is stupidly hard and not very glamorous. Here's why it's worth the effort.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
You can feel the weight of an object on Earth because of its mass. But what is mass?
We talk about mass all the time but what is it that actually gives an object mass? And why do some things have mass and others have no mass at all?
Neutrinos, we’re looking for you! Japan’s Super-Kamiokande detector.
Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), The University of Tokyo
The Nobel Prize-winning research on neutrinos is expected to push the boundaries of science and technology.
Dark matter is notoriously hard to detect, but a new experiment might finally shed light on this mysterious substance.
A new detector built deep underground in a gold mine will hopefully unravel the mystery of dark matter.
The latest data from the particle accelerator that found the Higgs Boson has confirmed another of our theories about how the universe works.
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.
The CMS detector at the LHC.
New results from the Large Hadron Collider further could help eliminate some theoretical possibilities for what lies beyond the standard model of particle physics.
The epoch of the leptons existed for nine seconds after the Big Bang.
Big Bang by Shutterstock
Subatomic particles have shaped and continue to shape our universe but despite perfect predictions by physicists, the theory about unseen particles is still wrong.
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.
A 3D artist has dissected the LHC in this composite image, showing a cut-out section of a superconducting dipole magnet. The beam pipes are represented as clear tubes, with counter-rotating proton beams shown in red and blue.
The Large Hadron Collider is ramping up to probe even deeper into the fundamental constituents of matter.
Move over LHC: the next generation of circular accelerator is being planned.
While the world’s largest circular particle accelerator – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – will continue operation for the next few years, scientists have already started the conversation to build a much…