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Exotic Never Before Seen Particle Discovered At Cern

The Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCb) project has observed an exotic particle made up of four charm quarks for the first time.
Related topics: Physics, Scientific Discoveries, Large Hadron Collider

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Cern Experiment Makes First Observation Of Rare Events Producing Three Massive Force Carriers

Modern physics knows a great deal about how the universe works, from the grand scale of galaxies down to the infinitesimally small size of quarks and gluons. Still, the answers to some major mysteries, such as the nature of dark matter and origin of...
Related topics: Physics, Galaxies, Space

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Europe Officially Sets Its Sights On A Giant Lhc Successor

Enlarge / CERN makes its own superconducting wiring for the successor to the LHC. (credit: CERN) The Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle collider humanity has ever built, resides in an enormous, 27-kilometer-long tunnel that extends...
Related topics: Superconductors, Large Hadron Collider, Physics

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Atlas Experiment Finds Evidence Of Spectacular Four-top Quark Production

The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has announced strong evidence of the production of four top quarks. This rare Standard Model process is expected to occur only once for every 70 thousand pairs of top quarks created at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)...
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Cern Wants To Build A Massive Super-collider, But There’s A Problem

CERN wants to build a new particle accelerator that is four times larger than the already massive Large Hadron Collider.  The project, called the Future Circular Collider, will cost in the neighborhood of $23 billion. The collider will be built in...
Related topics: Large Hadron Collider, Physics

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Cern Council Endorses Building Larger Supercollider

The CERN Council has unanimously endorsed the idea of building a newer, larger circular supercollider, dubbed the Future Circular Collider (FCC). The group made the announcement on June 19. The move is the first step toward building a 100 TeV...

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Cern Puts Two New Atom-smashers On Its Shopping List. One To Make Higgs Bosons, Then A Next-gen...

Needs about €21bn it doesn’t have and a whole lot of new science to make it feasible The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has signed off on an update to its particle physics strategy that calls for the construction of two new...
Related topics: Higgs Boson, Physics

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Cern Approves 62-mile Super-collider: Now It Just Needs $23bn To Pay For It

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, more commonly known as CERN, has approved an ambitious plan to build a 62-mile super-collider in the pursuit of expanding humanity’s knowledge of physics. The endorsement came from the CERN...
Related topics: Physics

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How Cern Made High Quality Electronics In The 1970s

We’re suckers for some retro electronics here at Hackaday, so we were fascinated when Daniel Valuch wrote to us with some pictures of his findings in his CERN lab’s archive. He works on Linear Accelerator 3, which has had an extended...

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Atlas Experiment Searches For Rare Higgs Boson Decays Into A Photon And A Z Boson

The Higgs boson was discovered by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012 through its decays into pairs of photons, W bosons and Z bosons. Since then, physicists at these experiments have gained great insight...
Related topics: Higgs Boson, Scientific Discoveries, Large Hadron Collider, Physics

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A Potential Explanation For Urban Smog: Aerosol Particle Growth Higher In Cold Climates

The effect of nitric acid on aerosol particles in the atmosphere may offer an explanation for the smog seen engulfing cities on frosty days. Under laboratory conditions, researchers at CERN in Switzerland observed the formation of atmospheric...
Related topics: Physics

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First Ten Years Of The Lhc: The Adventure Continues

After ten years in operation, the CERN particle accelerator located on the border between France and Switzerland has reshaped the physics of elementary particles. It will restart in 2021 with even better-performing facilities. The LHC (Large Hadron...
Related topics: Physics

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Frozen-planet States In Exotic Helium Atoms

Scientists describe the configuration and energy levels of antiprotonic helium that can potentially be produced by colliding slow antiprotons with ordinary helium at CERN.
Related topics: Space, Helium

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New Lhcb Analysis Still Sees Previous Intriguing Results

At a seminar today at CERN, the LHCb collaboration presented a new analysis of data from a specific transformation, or "decay," that a particle called B0 meson can undergo. The analysis is based on twice as many B0 decays as previous LHCb analyses,...
Related topics: Physics

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25 Years On: A Single Top Quark Partners With The Z Boson

A quarter-century after its discovery, physicists at the ATLAS Experiment at CERN are gaining new insight into the heaviest-known particle, the top quark. The huge amount of data collected during Run 2 of the LHC (2015-2018) has allowed physicists...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Physics

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Alpha Collaboration Reports First Measurements Of Certain Quantum Effects In Antimatter

The ALPHA collaboration at CERN has reported the first measurements of certain quantum effects in the energy structure of antihydrogen, the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen. These quantum effects are known to exist in matter, and studying them...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Antimatter, Hydrogen

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Atlas Experiment Releases 13 Tev Lhc Open Data For Science Education

The ATLAS Collaboration at CERN has just released the first open dataset from the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) highest-energy run at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV). The new release is specially developed for science education, underlining the...
Related topics: Large Hadron Collider

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Exploring Strangeness And The Primordial Universe

Physicists believe that in the Universe's first ten microseconds free quarks and gluons filled all of spacetime, forming a new phase of matter named 'quark-gluon plasma' (QGP). Experimental and theoretical work at CERN was instrumental in the...
Related topics: Physics, Scientific Discoveries

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Protonmail Debuts An Encrypted Calendar App

ProtonMail is known for its encrypted email service, which it offers as a more secure alternative to products like Google's Gmail. In recent years, the company started by CERN researchers has begun to branch out further, offering encrypted...
Related topics: Google, Gmail

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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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