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Compact Muon Solenoid

Photo: Higgs at LHC

One step closer to the Higgs boson

In analyses of a fundamental characteristic of the newly discovered Higgs-like particle—the ways in which it decays—scientists see even more Higgs-like behavior.

Image: Higgs to 4 leptons

Higgs-like particle still looking like the Higgs

Scientists have started to exclude some of the more exotic scenarios for the Higgs-like boson.

Higgs Announcement

Higgs-like particle

Early in the summer of 2012, excitement reached a peak as members of the CMS and ATLAS collaborations confirmed among themselves that they would soon announce the discovery of what looked like the

Feature: What's Next for the LHC? (Globe)

What’s next for the Large Hadron Collider?

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider made a major discovery, but the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator is just getting started.

Photo: Linac 3 at CERN

A bullet through an apple

Physicists have begun the first full run of proton-lead collisions in the Large Hadron Collider to learn more about the beginning of our universe.

Feature: Particle Plinko

A model partnership

Bucking the “ivory tower” stereotype, particle theorists dive into Large Hadron Collider experimental searches and come up with a new way to look at the data.

Breaking: Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation will honor leaders at the Large Hadron Collider and its CMS and ATLAS experiments with a special $3 million prize.

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Contributing to an LHC experiment, no transatlantic travel required

Scientists participate in the CMS experiment from afar using remote operations centers.

Photo: CMS detector

New particle-like structure confirmed at the LHC

Scientists at the CMS experiment at CERN have spotted an exotic combination of particles previously observed in the CDF experiment at Fermilab.

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Lead-proton collisions yield surprising effect in CMS experiment

CMS physicists have once again found a “ridge” in their data, this time in lead–proton collisions.