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Muons, a type of lepton, are studied at the Large Hadron Collider – but what are they? Muons, a type of lepton, are studied at the Large Hadron Collider – but what are they? CERN

Explainer: what are leptons?

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. We knew the HIggs boson decayed into bosons; now we’ve seen it crumble into fermions. ATLAS

Higgs boson’s decay confirms physics model works

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”. Results pertaining to the Higgs boson are “consistent with its existence”. jef safi

Higgs boson announcement – expert reaction

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…
Confusion and the elusive Higgs boson seem to go hand in hand. Confusion and the elusive Higgs boson seem to go hand in hand. Salvatore di Nolfi/AFP

95% chance ‘God particle’ statements are being misread by the media

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. Theoretical physics strives towards a (beautiful) description of everything. Jinx!

Explainer: Standard Model of Particle Physics

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…

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