Particle Physics

Measurements from CERN suggest the possibility of a new physics

A New Quantum Physics?<p>During the mid- to late-twentieth century, quantum physicists picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory …

Physics

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence Of An Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed a new subatomic particle - essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …

Physics

Move over, Indiana Jones: Physicists are the new tomb raiders

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.<p>Except in the most recent, and exciting, …

Opinion

Mysterious and 'exotic' cosmic rays are slamming the Earth and no one knows why

A new study hints at massive amounts of decaying dark matter as potential sources of the anti-matter particles.<p>The Earth is being slammed with an …

Physics

Black holes that shred stars burp out cosmic rays and neutrinos

White dwarf stars shredded by black holes could explain showers of high-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos we see on Earth.<p>Cosmic rays and neutrinos …

Astrophysics

Scientists find origin of creepy space whistles

Space is weird. It’s full of weird rocks, weird balls of gas, weird stars, and weird things that we can’t even properly categorize. It’s also full of …

Science

A new window into electron behavior

For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta …

Physics

Q&A with Nobel laureate Barry Barish

These days the LIGO experiment seems almost unstoppable. In September 2015, LIGO detected gravitational waves directly for the first time in history. …

Physics

Why Are Photons Considered Particles?

<i>Why do we call photons ‘particles’? Aren’t they all electromagnetic waves? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on Quora:</b><p><b>Why do we call</b> …

Physics

LHC achieves record luminosity

Thanks to these improvements, the instantaneous luminosity record was smashed, reaching 2.06 x 1034cm-2s-1, or twice the nominal value. Instantaneous …

Physics

Physicists Shrink Plans for Next Major Collider

Limited funding and a dearth of newly discovered particles are forcing physicists to cut back plans for their next major accelerator project: a …

Higgs Boson

Naturalness is dead. Long live naturalness.

I was elated when I saw that Gian Francesco Giudice announced the “Dawn of the Post-Naturalness Era,” as the title of his recent paper promises. The …

Physics

'Holy Grail' Hadron: Scientists Are Close to Detecting the Elusive Tetraquark Particle

Flit, zip, jitter, boom. Quarks, the tiny particles that make up everything tangible in the universe, remain deeply mysterious to physicists even 53 …

Physics

Excessively large laser is key to creating gamma ray sources | Ars Technica

Big laser forces electrons to emit gamma rays (or else the positron gets it).<p>In the dark and distant past, I called myself a laser physicist. I would …

Physics

Scientists Narrow Down the Search for Dark Photons Using Decade-Old Particle Collider Data

The BaBar detector at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. (Credit: SLAC)<p>In its final years of operation, a particle collider in Northern California …

Physics

Watch Live Today: Unveiling the Fabric of the Universe, One Fundamental Question at a Time

Particle physicists typically aren’t looking for a cure to an illness or a solution to an underlying societal problem. Propelled by curiosity, they …

Large Hadron Collider

Where did those electrons go? Decades-old mystery solved

The concept of "valence" - the ability of a particular atom to combine with other atoms by exchanging electrons - is one of the cornerstones of …

Chemistry

Can Sapphire Crystals Capture Exotic Dark Matter?

Physicists often build experiments looking for a specific <i>something</i>. Maybe that something consists of dark matter, new kinds of particles, or new ways …

Dark Matter

Perimeter Public Lecture: How 'useless' science led to the Large Hadron Collider

Watch this month’s Perimeter Public Lecture—fascinating science brought to the masses—with Pauline Gagnon on Nov. 8 at 7 PM ET<p>It would be outrageous …

Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider may help Europe produce massive quark-fusion energy

<i>Large Hadron Collider CMS Particle Detector (Tighef)</i><p>Discoveries related to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider are again in the news:<p><i>Researchers, building</i> …

Donald Trump

Jesse Thaler: Seeking the fundamental nature of matter

Jesse Thaler was a high school student in 1995, when a pivotal discovery in science turned his life’s path toward particle physics.That year, …

Physics

An international celebration of dark matter

Nerd Nite SF<p>Berkeley Lab<p>Berkeley Lab<p>STFC<p>STFC<p>STFC<p>STFC<p>SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory<p>KIT<p>KIT<p>Helge Mundt, DESY<p>Helge Mundt, DESY<p>Helge Mundt, …

Dark Matter

Something borrowed

The details, he says, make the difference between something that works and something that doesn’t. But studying things that don’t work can be half …

Physics

New Subatomic Discovery Was So Startling That Physicists Nearly Kept Results Of Study Secret

A new study concerning a subatomic discovery has just been published in the journal <i>Nature</i> which scientists very nearly kept secret and hid from the …

Physics

Nobel-Winning Physicist Worried About 100 Chocolate Coin Wager Over New Particles

Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek was optimistic back in 2012. After all, he’d just won a wager after scientists had just announced their Higgs boson …

Geek

Particle physicists discover mysterious structure in Great Pyramid – here's how they did it

They used particles which are commonly produced by cosmic rays to create a picture of the pyramid's internal structure.<p>Particle physicists have …

Physics

Scientists found a mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza thanks to particle physics

A void secreted away in the largest pyramid in Giza has been revealed thanks to some space-age technology.<p>Scientists used cutting-edge imaging …

Egypt

Physicists Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

Physics

New particles may "signal the breaking point of the Standard Model"

Anomalous Decays<p>Operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle …

Large Hadron Collider