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dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

LHC

September 2014

  • September 11, 2014
    essay: What Hawking really meant
    Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln explains the idea of a metastable universe, what it has to do with the Higgs boson, and why we're still in good shape.
  • September 3, 2014
    signal to background: Watching ‘the clock’ at the LHC
    As time ticks down to the restart of the Large Hadron Collider, scientists are making sure their detectors run like clockwork.

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

  • June 26, 2014
    signal to background: Measuring the lifetime of the Higgs boson
    Scientists are looking for new ways to determine the quick-as-a-thought lifetime of the Higgs boson, which could point the way to new physics.
  • June 24, 2014
    application: Computing power for all
    The Open Science Grid enables faster, more efficient analysis of LHC data—and also contributes to advancements in fields from geology to medicine.
  • June 16, 2014
    logbook: The supersymmetric bet
    Particle physicists playfully take sides over whether the Large Hadron Collider is likely to discover evidence of Supersymmetry.
  • June 12, 2014
    breaking: Researchers imagine the accelerators of the future
    At the LHC Physics Conference in New York, experts looked to the next steps in collider physics.
  • June 6, 2014
    breaking: LHCb glimpses possible sign of new physics
    A result presented at the LHC Physics conference in New York could show a crack in the Standard Model.

May 2014

April 2014

  • April 25, 2014
    signal to background: Research abroad, CERN style
    Students from US universities work on LHC experiments through a new research abroad program.
  • April 21, 2014
    signal to background: Tracking particles faster at the LHC
    A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
  • April 15, 2014
    feature: Ten things you might not know about particle accelerators
    From accelerators unexpectedly beneath your feet to a ferret that once cleaned accelerator components, symmetry shares some lesser-known facts about particle accelerators.
  • April 4, 2014
    breaking: LHC begins long road to restart
    Physicists have begun to reawaken CERN’s accelerator complex, with a goal of having beam ready for the next run of the LHC in early 2015.

March 2014

  • March 6, 2014
    signal to background: Physics by hand
    To encourage discussion and engagement, a physics forum has banned PowerPoint slides in favor of low-tech whiteboards.
  • March 3, 2014
    breaking: ‘Particle Fever’ opens in the US
    Particle Fever, a documentary that follows scientists involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider, opens this week in select theaters across the United States.

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