As the Large Hadron Collider readies to be fired up in Geneva, Physicist Brian Cox explains what it might reveal about the workings of the Universe—and why the grandest scientific instrument ever built is well worth the $6 billion investment
The most powerful and complex science experiment in the history of the universe is finally—after 14 years and $10 billion—about to begin. There's no telling what it may find, and that's entirely the point
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Physicists are praying that their 4-mile-long machine will detect a tiny bit of matter so elusive that some consider it practically divine.
At a meeting on Tuesday, the ATLAS and CMS experiments are expected to show their first data that offers a peek at the God Particle
A picture starts to emerge from the fog
François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.
Professors Tom Kibble and Tejinder Virdee were integral to the discovery of the elusive particle.
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As the U.S.'s premier particle physics machine retires, the search for the Higgs falls to the Large Hadron Collider alone
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
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After years of construction and months of hype, the world's largest particle accelerator goes online today
The most important papers to come from the world's biggest physics lab
For physicists, it was "an appointment with destiny."
Its significance, though, awaits further investigation.
It's not too late to upstage those smug Doctor Who fans.
Competition with the Large Hadron Collider heats up