Peter Chai

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Art and Science Collide in Operatic Film Shot at Large Hadron Collider

Physics

Advice For Future Physicists

I recently received an email from a high school student. It basically went something like this (I am rewriting it in my own words):<p><i>"I am currently a</i> …

Loophole in theory offers insight into the 'lithium problem'

(Phys.org)—There's not as much lithium in the universe as predicted, and scientists aren't sure why. According to the theory of big bang …

Lithium

Mathematicians Chase Moonshine’s Shadow

Researchers are on the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory.<p>In 1978, the mathematician John McKay …

Inside the Large Hadron Collider: How IT powers the greatest experiment in history

Tape storage and distributed computing are at the core of the latest discoveries in the field of physics.<p>At the press of a button, the largest …

Superconductors Could Help Physicists Find 'Gravity Particles'

It may be possible to draw energy from a vacuum using gravity, a theoretical physicist says.<p>If researchers succeed in showing that this can happen, …

Hunting for Random: The Quest to Find Numbers That Keep Your Data Safe

You indirectly use random numbers online every day—to establish secure connections, to encrypt data, perhaps even to satisfy your gambling problem. …

The Week in Review: Apple Watch Revealed

Apple unveiled details of the long-awaited Apple Watch, along with other product announcements and updates, during an event on Monday.<p>The watch, which will ship on April 24, will come in three different versions. The Apple Watch Sport is the least expensive and comes with a plastic band, while the …

Smartwatches

Large Hadron Collider ramps up to shed light on dark matter

LHC will run at nearly double its previous energy, smashing protons to open up the subatomic world and look for more varieties of Higgs boson<p>Researchers on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva are making final preparations to restart the giant underground machine and with it their quest to …

Physics