Illustration of the possible layout of the quarks in a pentaquark particle.
The LHCb experiment at CERN has discovered three new 'pentaquark' particles being created in high energy particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
Move over, Large Hadron Collider.
A new collider at CERN could push particle physics deep into an unexplored microscopic realm.
Scientists at Cern's Large Hadron Collider have seen something that may force us to abandon everything we thought we knew about the world on the level of particles.
How does our world work on a subatomic level?
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A particle physicist explains just what this keystone theory includes. After 50 years, it's the best we've got to answer what everything in the universe is made of and how it all holds together.
Stephen Hawking thought a form of string theory could be our best bet for a 'theory of everything'.
Justin Evans, the author, creating a grid of fine steel wire, now sitting inside the SuperNEMO detector.
Deep beneath the Alpine ski slopes, patient scientists are waiting to observe a rare radioactive decay that would make us rewrite the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
The ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider may help unravel some of nature’s grestest mysteries.
Our panel of experts speculate on which of science's biggest questions could be answered in the coming months.
Researchers working on the LHC have been struggling to find new particles lately. But the latest results suggest things may be about to change.
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.
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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.
Muons, a type of lepton, are studied at the Large Hadron Collider – but what are they?
The giant Large Hadron Collider at CERN’s lab in Europe may be closed until 2015 but experiments will still be run there in the second half of this year on much smaller synchrotrons that examined the decay…
We knew the HIggs boson decayed into bosons; now we’ve seen it crumble into fermions.
Last week, the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, showed evidence for the first time that a Higgs boson decays into a pair of tau particles. It is one of the crucial results…
Results pertaining to the Higgs boson are “consistent with its existence”.
This expert reaction comes via the Australian Science Media Centre: CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) has this evening announced that the long-sought Higgs boson probably exists, after…
By smashing together particles at the highest energy readings ever recreated in a laboratory, the Large Hadron Collider, also known as the Big Bang machine, has helped scientists understand the nature of the universe.
Physicists this afternoon announced they have found evidence for a particle considered the biggest missing piece in the standard…
Confusion and the elusive Higgs boson seem to go hand in hand.
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A recent announcement by the research director of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) indicated the Higgs boson – often referred to as the “God particle” – has been excluded at 95% confidence…
Theoretical physics strives towards a (beautiful) description of everything.
The “traditional” beauty of theoretical physics is its equations. If we want to describe something, or the way something behaves, we can write down a relation between some properties we think that thing…