A prototype of our novel plasma-based particle accelerator.
EuPRAXIA Conceptual Design Report
The compact accelerators are 100 times smaller than traditional ones, and could easily fit inside hospitals and laboratories.
The supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.
When scientists created the Higgs particle with protons, they needed the 10km-wide Large Hadron Collider. A muon machine could achieve it with a diameter of just 200 metres.
Nope, it’s not controlled by The Force.
There are many forces in nature, but they may one day be united into The Force.
The Crab Nebula is a remnant of a supernova, a source of neutrinos.
NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)
If we want an improved theory of particle physics, understanding neutrino masses is key.
The activity during a high-energy collision at the CMS control room of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at their headquarters outside Geneva, Switzerland.
The Large Hadron Collider has generated mind-blowing science in the last decade – including the Higgs boson particle. Why is the LHC so important, and how will physicists use it in the years to come?
Los Alamos National Laboratory/Flickr
Particle accelerators are helping to push forward the frontiers of theoretical physics but they've also had more impact on your everyday life than you realise.
Lasers, going where no one has gone before.
Ultra-high powered lasers are the best and even cheapest approach to uncovering the secrets of physics, but with uses closer to home too.
It's not just about weapons, nuclear science has changed practically everything around us – for the better.
The latest data from the particle accelerator that found the Higgs Boson has confirmed another of our theories about how the universe works.
Running the world's largest particle accelerator requires a lot of energy, but it could reveal the secrets of the universe.
An artist’s impression of the much-searched for magnetic monopole.
Heikka Valja/MoEDAL Collaboration
The restart of experiments at CERN's Large Hardron Collider could mark the start of a new era of discovery or a big disappointment.
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.
What lies within?
Ticking off subatomic particles one by one, now let's see what an LHC upgrade will do.
A 3D artist has dissected the LHC in this composite image, showing a cut-out section of a superconducting dipole magnet. The beam pipes are represented as clear tubes, with counter-rotating proton beams shown in red and blue.
The Large Hadron Collider is ramping up to probe even deeper into the fundamental constituents of matter.
By the time you’ve read this caption, electrons in the synchrotron storage ring will have travelled a distance equivalent to 41 times around the Earth.
There’s a place in Melbourne where particles routinely whiz around at 99.99998% the speed of light – the Australian Synchrotron. By accelerating charged particles to release extremely intense light known…
Before the big bang.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Scientists working on an experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US have taken a step forward in developing a technology which could significantly reduce the size of particle accelerators…