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dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

CERN

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 23, 2014
    breaking: Higgs boson shows scientists new tricks
    A new result from the Large Hadron Collider strengthens the case that the Higgs interacts with both types of particles in the Standard Model.
  • 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: CERN announces winners of student research competition
    The winners of the Beam Line for Schools competition will use a beam of particles at CERN to investigate one of the fundamental forces of nature and to test a home-built device.

May 2014

  • May 30, 2014
    breaking: A new heart for the ATLAS detector
    US scientists collaborated with an international team to install a new component in the core of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider.
  • May 29, 2014
    signal to background: Q&A: Rick Field, the physicist in the family
    Physicist Rick Field discusses physics, Hollywood and a recent appearance by his sister, actress Sally Field, on the Late Show with David Letterman.
  • May 22, 2014
    breaking: Proposed plan for the future of US particle physics
    The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.
  • May 16, 2014
    signal to background: The search for dark matter at the LHC
    When the Large Hadron Collider restarts, it will be an even more powerful dark-matter-hunting machine.
  • May 9, 2014
    signal to background: Science fiction or science fact?
    In a new class at Duke University, professors from different realms explore the intersection of literature and physics.

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 22, 2014
    day in the life: Documenting the development of discovery
    Creating a compelling story about the search for the secrets of the universe in Particle Fever helped filmmaker Mark Levinson find his calling.
  • 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 18, 2014
    signal to background: Is the universe balanced on a pinhead?
    New precise measurements of the mass of the top quark bring back the question: Is our universe inherently unstable?
  • 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 14, 2014
    breaking: CERN’s LHCb experiment sees exotic particle
    An analysis using LHC data verifies the existence of an exotic four-quark hadron.
  • 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 19, 2014
    breaking: LHC and Tevatron share first joint result
    An international team of scientists from Fermilab’s Tevatron and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has produced the world’s best value for the mass of the top quark.

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