Record precision measurements at Cern may help explain why the universe has more matter than antimatter.
For 15 years, there has been a mismatch in physics. A particle called the muon wasn’t behaving the way theory predicted it should. A new theory and new experiment might solve this problem.
New particles or forces may exist that aren’t accounted for in the standard model.
A transcript of episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an update on the situation for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh.
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A long-sought crack in the Standard Model of particle physics may have been spotted.
If the finding really is the result of new fundamental particles then it will finally be the breakthrough that physicists have been yearning for for decades.
The theory of tiny particles isn’t complete. But new discoveries are helping scientists expand it.
The compact accelerators are 100 times smaller than traditional ones, and could easily fit inside hospitals and laboratories.
New physics may be needed to explain why there’s more matter than antimatter in the universe.
If we want an improved theory of particle physics, understanding neutrino masses is key.
The LHCb experiment at CERN has discovered three new ‘pentaquark’ particles being created in high energy particle collisions at the 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.
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’.
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.
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.
CERN’s huge particle accelerator has been switched back on after a two-year upgrade to continue its search for answers.