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11/05/13

How particle physics can save your life

From new medicines to cancer treatment, the tools of particle physics play an important role in hospitals around the world.

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09/13/13

The hunt for microscopic black holes

Finding micro black holes at the LHC would alert scientists to the existence of extra dimensions, which might explain why gravity seems so weak.

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08/12/13

US program at CERN broadens undergrads' horizons

A research program at CERN for US undergraduates lets students test-drive a career in particle physics.

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07/30/13

CERN artist-in-residence develops ear for physics

Sound artist Bill Fontana taps into the music of the Large Hadron Collider.

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07/16/13

Force carriers

Particles communicate with one another through force carriers.

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07/11/13

Future LHC super-magnets pass muster

Scientists in the US LHC Accelerator Research Program have successfully tested superconducting magnets needed to increase LHC collisions tenfold.

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06/14/13

The march of the penguin diagrams

More than 30 years ago, a physicist honored a bet by naming a particle decay diagram after an aquatic bird.

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05/31/13

Three decades of the Z

Thirty years ago this month, CERN scientists announced the discovery of the Z boson, an elusive elementary particle that transmits the weak force.

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05/17/13

A banner day at the LHC

An artist honors the people and science of the CMS collaboration.

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05/07/13

Smallest lab-made drop of liquid might cause strange particle behavior

A new result from the CMS collaboration takes a step toward revealing the origin of the mysterious ‘ridge effect.’

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