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A Cern For Climate Change

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Tim Palmer (Oxford University), and Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Society), critically reflect on the present state of Earth system modelling.

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The Plot Thickens For A Hypothetical X17 Particle

Fresh evidence of an unknown particle that could carry a fifth force of nature gives the NA64 collaboration at CERN a new incentive to continue searches.
Related topics: Physics

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Atlas Experiment Probes The Quark-gluon Plasma In A New Study Of Photo-produced Muon Pairs

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the electromagnetic fields of Lorentz-contracted lead nuclei in heavy-ion collisions act as intense sources of high-energy photons, or particles of light. This environment allows particle physicists to...
Related topics: Science Photos, Large Hadron Collider, Physics

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Why An Artificial Black Hole Won’t Swallow The World: Truth And Myths About Cern

There are rumours and legends surrounding the activities of CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research). What technologies have been created with their help? What has the discovery of the “God Particle” led to? Will the collision of...
Related topics: Black Holes, Scientific Discoveries, Physics

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Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Measurements Unveil Properties Of Cosmic Helium

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration, a large group of researchers from CERN and other institutes worldwide, has recently presented a series of precision measurements of the properties of cosmic Helium isotopes 3He and 4He. These...
Related topics: Helium

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Dark Matter Link To Regular Matter’s Dominance Fails To Show Up

Enlarge / Given how messy a typical physics lab is, CERN is just as likely to lose the animator it intends to store. (credit: Maximilien Brice, Julien Ordan/CERN) Matter, despite being omnipresent here on Earth, is a bit of a mystery. Most of the...
Related topics: Physics

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Cern Appoints Gianotti, First Female Chief, To Second Term

The European research center that runs the world's largest atom smasher says it has reappointed Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, its first female director, for a second five-year term.
Related topics: Physics

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Ls2 Report: Linac4 Knocking At The Door Of The Ps Booster

Busy activity has returned to the CERN Control Centre (CCC), where the Operation group coordinates the current Linac4 test run, supported by the Accelerators and Beam Physics (ABP) group and all the involved equipment groups. As we write, the...
Related topics: Physics

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China And Europe Want To Build More Powerful Supercolliders. Is It Worth It?

Particle collisions event simulation at 13,000 GeV in the CMS, a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider. (Credit: CERN) (Inside Science) -- In 2012, particle physicists detected the long-sought-after Higgs boson for the first time....
Related topics: Higgs Boson, Physics, Large Hadron Collider

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Meet The Mad Scientists Performing Universe-breaking Experiments

Meet The Mad Scientists Performing Universe-Breaking Experiments Authored by Haley Zaremba via OilPrice.com, Big things are happening at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The state-of-the-art intergovernmental...

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Us Atlas Phase I Upgrade Completed

The ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is ready to begin another chapter in its search for new physics. A significant upgrade to the experiment, called the U.S. ATLAS Phase I Upgrade, has received Critical Decision-4 approval...
Related topics: Large Hadron Collider, Physics

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Ultra-rare Kaon Decay Could Lead To Evidence Of New Physics

Scientists searching for evidence of new physics in particle processes that could explain dark matter and other mysteries of the universe have moved one step closer, with the new result of the NA62 experiment reported today at CERN.
Related topics: Physics

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Jupiter’s Magnetic Field Simulated On Earth Using Cern High Energy Electron Beam

CERN is most famous for its particle collider, but it also has facilities which are being used to test future spacecraft to see if they are radiation-proof.
Related topics: Jupiter, Electrons, Physics, Spacecrafts

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Why This Veoneer-backed Self-driving Company Is Teaming Up With Cern

Zenuity, a self-driving start-up backed by Volvo Cars and Veoneer (NYSE: VNE), said that it's teaming up with renowned European physics research organization CERN to help its cars learn and make decisions more quickly. Why is this important? Let's...
Related topics: Volvo, Physics

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How Many Websites Are There?

On 6 August 1991, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland published the first ever website, the WorldWideWeb (W3). By the end of 1992 there were ten websites online and, after CERN made the W3 technology publicly available on a...
Related topics: Physics

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Zooming In On Top-quark Production

As the heaviest known elementary particle, the top quark has a special place in the physics studied at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Top quark-antiquark pairs are copiously produced in collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector, providing...
Related topics: Physics, Large Hadron Collider

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Daniel Freedman Wins Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics

Daniel Z. Freedman, professor emeritus in MIT’s departments of Mathematics and Physics, has been awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He shares the $3 million prize with two colleagues, Sergio Ferrara of CERN and Peter...
Related topics: Physics, Mathematics

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Atlas Experiment Searches For Rare Higgs Boson Decays Into Muon Pairs

Could the Higgs boson still surprise us? Since its discovery in 2012, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN have been actively studying the properties of this latest and most mysterious addition to the Standard Model of particle physics. 
Related topics: Higgs Boson, Scientific Discoveries, Physics

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How A Walk Through Cern's Corridors Helped Lead To The Discovery Of The Gluon 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago, in 1979, experiments at the DESY laboratory in Germany provided the first direct proof of the existence of gluons—the carriers of the strong force that "glue" quarks into protons, neutrons and other particles known collectively as...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Cern To Move Away From Microsoft Because License Fees Have Skyrocketed

Windows may still be the operating system on desktops and laptops, by choice or not, but Microsoft’s biggest profit comes from the wholesale licensing of the OS on enterprise, government, and educational computers. Those, however, are slowly...
Related topics: Microsoft, Laptops

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