Tag: particle physics

The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of the Cosmos

The Elusive Neutrino and the Nature of the Cosmos

| November 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Besides scaring everyone for a few months by apparently breaking the limit of the speed of light neutrinos are particles of profound importance in cosmology and particles physics. Despite its extraordinary abundance in the universe—billions pass through your body every second—this ghostly particle is notoriously difficult to trap, inspiring some of the most sophisticated detectors in […]

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Mysteries of Matter at the LHC

Mysteries of Matter at the LHC

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two years ago the elusive Higgs Boson was finally detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Now, when the detection has been confirmed many times and the prizes have been awarded, we can look back and ponder about the role that the Higgs plays in the Standard Model. In this video Dr Pippa Wells, who was the Inner […]

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5 Things You Should Never Do With a Particle Accelerator

5 Things You Should Never Do With a Particle Accelerator

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this fun talk delivered at the Royal Institution, researcher and science communicator Suzie Sheehy talks about the science of particle accelerators. The talk starts with a general introduction to particle accelerators and different types of accelerating elementary particles. Later on, we are introduced to different applications of accelerators in science. And last but not least, […]

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Physics News of the Week: Oh-My-God Particles and the Physics of the First Stars

Physics News of the Week: Oh-My-God Particles and the Physics of the First Stars

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week we have some great news from particle physicists working with the Telescope Array in the desert at Utah,  astrophysicists from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome and physicists and Stanford University. As always, the top 3 news stories are summarized below. For more news check out our news section.  1. Potential Source […]

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Physics News of the Week: Smoking Gun for Modified Gravity and News About Higgs

Physics News of the Week: Smoking Gun for Modified Gravity and News About Higgs

| June 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Another Sunday is upon us and it’s time to do a review of the top physics news. This includes the top discoveries and news stories from the last week. To receive these news and other cool stuff to your email,  register for our newsletter. 1. Smoking Gun for Modified Gravity (June 20) Since the introduction of […]

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Physics News of the Week: The Bright Light on Mars & Cern’s Discovery of an Exotic New Particle

Physics News of the Week: The Bright Light on Mars & Cern’s Discovery of an Exotic New Particle

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This weekend, as always, we have some fascinating physics news, which are summarized below. To receive these weekly news to your email, register for our newsletter. 1. Bright Light on Mars (April 8) The famous bright light detected on Mars by Curiosity, according to NASA scientists, was just an artifact caused by cosmic rays hitting the camera. […]

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Seeking Supersymmetry

Seeking Supersymmetry

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a recent talk from the 30th Chaos Communication Congress on the problem of supersymmetry. So the idea of supersymmetry basically assumes that there’s a yet unobserved symmetry of nature and implies that for each known type of elementary particle there exists a partner particle none of which has been detected up to today. In […]

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Lancaster University: What’s the Matter with Anti-Matter (Prof Roger Jones)

Lancaster University: What’s the Matter with Anti-Matter (Prof Roger Jones)

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baryon asymmetry is one of the problems mentioned in the list of unsolved physics problems and it refers to the fact that there is an imbalance in baryonic matter and antibaryonic matter in the observable universe. Or, in simple words, it means that we see mostly matter and basically no antimatter in our universe. This mystery cannot be explained by the standard […]

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