Particle Physics

Slow 'hot electrons' could improve solar cell efficiency

Photons with energy higher than the band gap of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy in …

Clean Energy

Light may unlock a new quantum dance for electrons in graphene

A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of carbon …

Quantum Mechanics

Addressing Large Hadron Collider Challenges by Machine Learning

<b>About this course:</b> The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest data generation machine for the time being. It doesn’t produce the big data, the …

Machine Learning

Physicists shocked after spotting particles wildly spinning in the 'wrong' direction

The new findings may help researchers understand more about high-energy particle collisions and further uncover more about complex particle …

Physics

Nature

NEWS<p>Revamped collider hunts for cracks in the fundamental theory of physics<p>Experiment smashes electrons into positrons to search for unseen particles …

Science

The next super-collider should be built in China

ON JULY 4th 2012 news of the discovery of the Higgs boson by researchers at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory, electrified science and the …

Large Hadron Collider

Rivers in the sky

Most of the time, the Dark Energy Camera in Chile stares out into the deepest regions of space, measuring light from distant galaxies. But this …

Physics

Magnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slip

Using data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles.

Physics

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

Physics: Russia Testing First High-Frequency Generator To Build Its Own Atom-Smasher

Russian physicists are building their first-ever klystron generator, a critical particle accelerator component for which the country has previously …

Large Hadron Collider

What are bosons and how did they get their name?

Festivities began today to commemorate the 125th birthday of the famous physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, who was born this day in 1894. Bose’s name was …

Physics

Surprising result shocks scientists studying spin: Findings on how differently sized nuclei respond to spin offer new insight into mechanisms affecting particle production in proton-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

Findings on how differently sized nuclei respond to spin offer new insight into mechanisms affecting particle production in proton-ion collisions at …

Physics

Ultimate Theory of Particle Physics Holds Where Physicists Hoped It Wouldn't

The smallest pieces of the universe are governed by a beautiful and mind-blowing set of rules: the “Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the …

Physics

2018 preview: Last chance for new physics at the LHC for years

Stay on the edge of your seat. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will keep smashing particles until the end of 2018, although this will be our last …

Large Hadron Collider

After 40 years of studying the the strong nuclear force, a revelation

This was the year that analysis of data finally backed up a prediction, made in the mid 1970s, of a surprising emergent behaviour in the strong nuclear force<p>In the mid 1970s, four Soviet physicists, Batlisky, Fadin, Kuraev and Lipatov, made some predictions involving the strong nuclear force which …

Physics

The Data That Threatened to Break Physics - Issue 55: Trust

Antonio Ereditato insists that our interview be carried out through Skype with both cameras on. Just the other side of middle age, his …

Physics

Physics: Scientists Accidentally Discover Completely New Kind of Quantum Material Whose Electrons Act Like Rays of Light

Physicists have discovered the existence of an entirely new kind of quantum material, more or less on accident. The breakthrough could lead to the …

Quantum Mechanics

Large Hadron Collider finds car keysNewsBiscuit | NewsBiscuit

It cost some £6.2 billion to build, but the Large Hadron Collider may have justified that enormous price tag after it finally located Professor Brian …

Large Hadron Collider

Not an ugly sweater party

Every year, postdocs in high-energy physics at University College London are asked to give a short, light-hearted talk about their research for the …

Large Hadron Collider

A particle like slow light: Particles known as 'Weyl fermions' were discovered in materials with strong interaction between electrons. Just like light particles, they have no mass but nonetheless they move extremely slowly.

Particles known as 'Weyl fermions' were discovered in materials with strong interaction between electrons. Just like light particles, they have no …

Physics

'Hot' electrons heat up solar energy research

Solar and renewable energy is getting hot, thanks to nanoscientists—those who work with materials smaller than the width of a human hair—at the U.S. …

Clean Energy

The 12 Days of Physicsmas

12/05/17<p>Have a question for Fermilab? Tune in to a Fermilab frequency over the next two weeks.<p>11/09/17<p>Fantastical designs elevate physics in works by …

Physics

energy radiation experiments

Super Proton Synchrotron<p>19 December 2017<p>An ESA-led group subjected components and space equipment to the most intense beam of ultra-high energy heavy …

Large Hadron Collider

What You Need to Know

HEP Papers to be Open Access as of January 1<p>Following extensive discussions and a vote by the APS Board of Directors at its meeting in April, APS …

Creative Commons

How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built …

Geek

Possibility A New Quantum Physics

<b>Quantum physicists</b> picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory has relativity offered, during the mid- to late-twentieth …

Large Hadron Collider

Biggest Quark Spotted in Whole New Way

Imagine you are baking a cake. You use the same ingredients that you always use, and boom, cake. But now, imagine your surprise when you discover you …

Geek

Synopsis: Top Quark in Nuclear Collisions

The top quark—previously seen in proton collisions—has now been identified in collisions between protons and lead nuclei.<br>[Physics] Published Thu Dec …

Physics

Bolts from the Blue: What's Sparking This Crazy Electrified Dance?

Excited Xenon gas in a tube from chemicalreactiongifs<p>A glass tube filled with lightning sparked plenty of attention after it was posted on Reddit …

Science