May 7, 2013breaking: Smallest lab-made drop of liquid might cause strange particle behaviorA new result from the CMS collaboration takes a step toward revealing the origin of the mysterious ‘ridge effect.’
September 14, 2012breaking: First proton-lead collision test at the LHC successfulFor the first time, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have collided protons with lead ions, a feat that will give them insight into the quark-gluon plasma.
September 10, 2012breaking: Scientists already planning for LHC long shutdownNext year, scientific collaborations will take full advantage of the Large Hadron Collider's time without beam.
August 15, 2012breaking: Experiments reveal new techniques in studying quark-gluon plasmaIn the past year, scientists have bulked up their toolkits with new ways to tweak and study a state of matter 100,000 times hotter than the interior of the Sun – the quark-gluon plasma.
June 15, 2011breaking: String theory may hold answers about quark-gluon plasmaRecreating the conditions present just after the Big Bang has given experimentalists a glimpse into how the universe formed. Now, scientists have begun to see striking similarities between the properties of the early universe and a theory that aims to unite gravity with quantum mechanics, a long-standing goal for physicists.
May 23, 2011breaking: LHC experiments dive into the quark gluon plasmaThis week at Quark Matter 2011, scientists from LHC are sharing the results of their experiments, which have elevated studies of the QGP to a whole new energy level. Their observations of how particles react to the plasma have given them new hints as to its temperature and the strength of its influence.
December 1, 2007feature: Across the ocean, yet close to homeAmong the 10,000 people from around the world who are working on the Large Hadron Collider, 1000 hail from universities and national labs in the United States.
August 1, 2006feature: Extracting physics from the LHCA proton travels around a 27-kilometer ring at nearly the speed of light. Along with a bunch of other protons, it passes through the hearts of each of a series of detectors more than ten thousand times per second. Then, on one pass, it slams into a proton coming from the other direction.