new physics

astrophysics

With a Recycled LHC Magnet, the Axion Solar Telescope Hunts for Ghost Photons

CERN's axion hunt drills down toward New Physics
Michael Byrne
5.1.17
universe

The Expansion of the Universe Appears Faster Than We Thought

The results of a new study are close, but slightly faster than, the generally accepted rate.
Farnia Fekri
1.27.17
papers

Decades-Old Collision Data Offers Tantalizing Hint of New Particle

The Large Electron-Positron collider returns to haunt the LHC.
Michael Byrne
10.22.16
videos

Physicist Neil Turok Explains the 'Astonishing Simplicity of Everything'

"The ways in which the universe has regular, predictable behavior."
Michael Byrne
10.10.15
studies

A 'New Physics' Postcard from the LHC's Earliest Days

Newly crunched results from 2011 and 2012 point to bizarre, un-Standard Model behavior among B mesons.
Michael Byrne
9.5.15
News

The 'Sharpest Picture Yet' of the Higgs Boson

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider combine forces to give new precision to the elusive particle's properties.
Victoria Turk
9.1.15
videos

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.
Victoria Turk
7.9.15
News

The Large Hadron Collider Is Officially Back and More Powerful Than Ever Before

CERN announces the start of data collecting from particle collisions at a record-breaking energy of 13 TeV.
Victoria Turk
6.3.15
machines

The LHC Has Broken Its Own Particle Acceleration World Record

6.5 tera electron Volts. But that's just the start.
Michael Byrne
4.12.15
Motherboard Blog

The Biggest Physics Discovery In 50 Years?

It's a bump, a weird bump in collision data at Fermilab's "soon-to-be shuttered":http://motherboard.tv/2011/1/11/goodbye-tevatron-the-u-s-s-largest-particle-accelerator Tevatron collider. Weird bumps happen; it might not mean anything. But, as it...
Michael Byrne
4.7.11
Motherboard Blog

Fermilab's Ghost in the Machine

Fermilab's Tevatron collider is picking up something unexplainable. Particles aren't behaving like they should. It has to do with the top quark, one of the fundamental particles. It sounds simplistic in a way, but when particles collide and shoot...
Michael Byrne
3.19.11