Physicists know a lot about the most fundamental properties of the universe, but they certainly don’t know everything. 2021 was a big year for physics – what was learned and what’s coming next?
Particle physicists might be on the brink of a major breakthrough.
Record precision measurements at Cern may help explain why the universe has more matter than antimatter.
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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.
What if the being responsible for creating our world wasn’t God, but some far lesser, far more fallible being like a scientist or video game designer?
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 experiment at CERN has discovered a source of asymmetry between matter and antimatter that could help explain why we are here at all.
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.
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa’ economic growth.
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.
One of the great mysteries of the universe is why there is so much more matter than antimatter. Now a new experiment is helping us understand the nature of antimatter better than ever before.
New research has compared hydrogen and antihydrogen up to ten decimal places for the very first time.
We hear a lot about the marvellous science going on at CERN. But what goes on behind the scenes?