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dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

LHC

February 2015

  • February 24, 2015
    logbook: Physics in fast-forward
    During their first run, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider rediscovered 50 years' worth of physics research in a single month.
  • February 23, 2015
    signal to background: Video: LHC experiments prep for restart
    Engineers and technicians have begun to close experiments in preparation for the next run.
  • February 19, 2015
    signal to background: Physics for the people
    Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.
  • February 13, 2015
    signal to background: What’s new for LHC Run II
    The Large Hadron Collider gears up for restart.

January 2015

December 2014

  • December 17, 2014
    breaking: LHC filled with liquid helium
    The Large Hadron Collider is now cooled to nearly its operational temperature.
  • December 10, 2014
    breaking: First LHC magnets prepped for restart
    A first set of superconducting magnets has passed the test and is ready for the Large Hadron Collider to restart in spring.
  • December 5, 2014
    signal to background: Vacuuming the ATLAS detector
    One hundred scientists and engineers recently gave the ATLAS detector a deep cleaning in preparation for the Large Hadron Collider restart.

November 2014

October 2014

  • October 27, 2014
    signal to background: TEDx goes to CERN
    Inventors, educators and scientists inspired audiences at this year’s TEDxCERN.
  • October 10, 2014
    signal to background: ‘CERN People’ tells it like it is
    A new video series about scientists at CERN pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a physicist during a pivotal time in the field.

September 2014

  • September 29, 2014
    breaking: CERN turns 60
    CERN celebrates six decades of peaceful collaboration for science.
  • September 26, 2014
    signal to background: CERN gets new Guinness World Records title
    The global authority on superlatives celebrates a tiny particle found in a massive machine.
  • 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.

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