CERN’s New Collider Design Is Four Times Larger Than the LHC
If built, the Future Circular Collider will be 10 times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider, and could discover new types of particles.
In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks
After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Physicists Are Misled by Outdated Notions of 'Beauty'
In the foundations of physics, it has become accepted practice to prefer hypotheses that are aesthetically pleasing.
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Physicist Mary Gaillard Has Spent Over Three Decades Fighting For Women in Science
She was Berkeley's first tenured female physics professor, and she's still fighting for equality.
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The Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding Is Music to Szabolcs Marka’s Ears
“It was life-changing in the way that the world started to share our vision. The world started to believe with us.”
Why the Higgs Boson Found at the Large Hadron Collider Could Be an ‘Impostor’
An Iowa physicist intends to find out.
Is the Higgs Boson Acting Weird Again at the LHC?
A new signal excess is probably a statistical fluke, but, if not, we could again be talking about New Physics.
Did the LHC Bag a Ginormous New Higgs Boson?
The dawn of a new particle physics golden era? Not quite yet, but still.
The Texas Desert Still Holds the Remains of a Partially-Built Supercollider
The Higgs-Boson might have been discovered in Texas, had the Desertron not been defunded in 1993.
Maybe the Whole Universe Won't Suddenly Collapse Into an Uninhabitable Void
A new study offers some reassurance.
A Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Will Produce 15 Million Higgs Bosons Per Year
CERN’s High-Luminosity upgrade to the LHC moves from design to prototyping phase.
Watch Deerhoof Play Inside the World's Largest Particle Collider
Deerhoof are the first band to play inside of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.