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The compact accelerators are 100 times smaller than traditional ones, and could easily fit inside hospitals and laboratories.
Researchers have found a way to speed up the search for dark matter using technology from quantum computing. By squeezing quantum noise, detectors can now look for axions twice as fast.
It’s all to do with the light from the Sun and a blanket of air wrapped around Earth called the ‘atmosphere’.
New physics may be needed to explain why there’s more matter than antimatter in the universe.
The study of neutrinos produced within the Earth’s interior provides a better understanding of the radioactivity of our planet.
Field theory describes the universe as energy flowing along unending lines. With this perspective, it is possible to define a new fundamental building block of matter.
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.
A recent experiment with atomic nuclei is hard to square with our current understanding of physics.
Heisenberg’s famous Uncertainty Principle is put to the test to see if things really are uncertain in the quantum world.
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 underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
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.
Cosmic particles called muons may revolutionise many areas of science.
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) could help unravel the mysteries of antimatter and complete scientists’ next model of the universe.
Studying mysterious neutron stars could uncover the secrets of exotic physics – and a way to navigate the stars.
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.