A new particle accelerator at Michigan State University is set to discover thousands of never-before-seen isotopes.
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
A new particle accelerator has just begun operation. It is the most powerful accelerator of its kind on Earth and will allow physicists to study some of the rarest matter in the universe.
Recent discoveries have led to an alphabet soup of particles.
Measuring the mass of W bosons took 10 years – and the result was not what physicists expected.
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A decadelong experiment produced the most accurate measurement yet of the mass of W bosons. These particles are responsible for the weak force, and the result is more evidence for undiscovered physics.
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, like the ATLAS calorimeter seen here, are providing more accurate measurements of fundamental particles.
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?
There’s more going on in the universe than we know.
Particle physicists might be on the brink of a major breakthrough.
Cern has measure a tiny mass difference by colliding huge amounts of particles.
Record precision measurements at Cern may help explain why the universe has more matter than antimatter.
Cern’s LHCb experiment has spotted more evidence of an anomaly in the standard model of physics.
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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.
Scientists think they may have found a new clue about the subatomic world around us.
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Plus why the situation for Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh has gone from bad to worse. Listen to episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
A long-sought crack in the Standard Model of particle physics may have been spotted.
Particle collisions are starting to reveal unexpected results.
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.
A prototype of our novel plasma-based particle accelerator.
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The compact accelerators are 100 times smaller than traditional ones, and could easily fit inside hospitals and laboratories.
There’s a lot of matter in the universe, here the cat paw nebula of dust and gas.
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?
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.
The Milky Way as seen from Yellowstone National Park.
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.
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.
The MeerKAT radio telescope under construction in South Africa’s Karoo region.
Photo courtesy of Dr Fernando Camilo, Chief Scientist at SKA SA
The SKA global project could be a driver that contributes to South Africa’ economic growth.
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.