It started as a bad joke.
Oh. My. God. Particle.
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[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Walter_Salles_at_TIFF_2012.jpg”] One of the greatest scientific discoveries in the our modern history may not have been possible without Brazil’s richest family, the Salles, Bloomberg reports.Physicists believe they’re very close to finding Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle”. It’s a subatomic particle that would help explain what gives […]
[credit provider=”CERN” url=”http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1459500″] GENEVA (AP) — The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe.Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives […]
[credit provider=”CERN” url=”http://public.web.cern.ch/public/”] The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, is a humongous scientific instrument that lives at CERN, the European lab for particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland. It runs 17 miles in a giant circle underground.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Claudio Pasqua” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fabiola-gianotti.jpg”] Fabiola Gianotti was in mid-flow when her audience at Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, spotted the result they had so long hoped for amid the garish fonts of her presentation and rose to their feet to whistle, cheer and roar their approval.She tried to […]
[credit provider=”CERN” url=”http://cds.cern.ch/record/1459462″] The editors of the journal Science have chosen the possible discovery of the elusive Higgs boson as the biggest breakthrough of 2012. The subatomic particle, named 50 years ago by physicist Peter Higgs, is what scientists believe gives mass to matter. The discovery is monumental because it […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] Scientists were plenty busy this year, with landing the 1-ton rover Curiosity on Mars, announcing the discovery of what is likely the Higgs boson and even revealing a little-dirty secret in research.For the second year, the editors of the scientific journal Nature have announced their “Nature’s 10,” the […]
[credit provider=”CERN” url=”http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1459500″] AS DISCOVERIES go, that of the Higgs boson is as big as they get. Much of modern physics hinges on the particle, first predicted 48 years ago by Peter Higgs, a Briton, and independently by two other teams of theorists, and finally observed earlier this year at […]
[credit provider=”TPM” url=”http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/large-hadron-collider-may-have-produced-new-matter.php”] Collisions between particles inside the Large Hadron Collider atom smasher have created what looks like a new form of matter.The new kind of matter is called colour-glass condensate, and is a liquidlike wave of gluons, which are elementary particles related to the strong force that sticks quarks together […]
[credit provider=”Scientific American” url=”http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/10/17/to-live-and-work-at-cern/?WT.mc_id=SA_syn_BusInsider”] Glenn Starkman has traded his comfortable life in unexpectedly wonderful Cleveland (Heights), Ohio for the excitement and alpine scenery of global diplomatic and particle physics capital Geneva, Switzerland. While every scientist he meets tells him this will be “an exciting time to be at CERN” he will […]
In early July, scientists at the European centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced, with 99.99997 per cent certainty, that they had found a Higgs boson, or “God particle.”The discovery of the subatomic particle, which explains why everything has mass, is monumental because it confirms that the Universe works how scientists think it […]
[credit provider=”CERN” url=”http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1459500″] New results coming from the Large Hadron Collider suggest that the hunt for the Higgs Boson, the particle that gives matter mass and holds the physical fabric of the universe together, really is over.One Higgs-hunting team at CERN on the Swiss-French border reports a “5.9 sigma” levels […]
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The folks at MinutePhysics have put together a brief 3-minute video to help regular people understand what the Higgs boson is — that tiny particle, also known as the “God Particle,” which scientists think gives mass to matter.
Everyone seems to be on board with the idea that the Higgs boson is a BIG deal, whether or not they know what this tiny particle actually means.
Scientists at the European centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva were cheered like rock stars on July 4 when they formally announced that they had almost certainly nabbed the biggest and most elusive catch in modern physics: the Higgs boson.Dubbed the “God particle,” the Higgs boson is “the missing cornerstone […]
Big announcement in the science world today from Swiss research lab CERN regarding the so-called ‘God Particle.’