A recent experiment with atomic nuclei is hard to square with our current understanding of physics.
"How we respond to this abuse will determine whether the web lives up to its potential as a global force for good or leads us into a digital dystopia," Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned.
The discovery alone will not be sufficient to fill this gap, but it is an essential puzzle piece in the understanding of the interactions of fundamental particles.
British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee was speaking as the web turned 30. His work was memorialized in pixelated form in today's Google Doodle.
The proposed accelerator will reside in an underground tunnel with a circumference of 62 miles. This is significantly bigger than the 17-mile structure that houses the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the current largest and most powerful accelerator in the world.
Particle accelerators enable physicists to probe the fundamental laws of nature, providing the basis for advancements in a huge variety of different fields.
Scientists at CERN observed Higgs boson decaying into subatomic particles called bottom quarks.
Particle accelerators speed up elementary bits of matter to probe fundamental questions in physics, however, current facilities require huge amounts of space.
Antimatter and matter should have completely annihilated each other in the Big Bang, leaving nothing but energy.
"We've been looking for this since the 1970s."
Klystrons are powerful generators for creating the electromagnetic fields that accelerate particles within atom smashers.
A combination of four quarks is something scientists have never been able to prove exists—until now.
Take a deep breath, the scientists are sure a "quarksplosion" can't be weaponized.
Experiments at CERN still cannot explain how matter formed in the early universe.
Newly discovered particle was predicted to exist by the Standard Model of particle physics.
Physicists say proton collisions can result in a large number of particles containing strange quarks—findings that challenge current theoretical models.
In a collaboration with Ars Electronica, the space agency will host an arts and science residency.
Evidence consistent with the Standard Model is "a great triumph" but also disappointing.
Scientist working on CERN's groundbreaking experiment says the particle accelerator will chart new territory.
Scientists aim to use the powerful particle collider to take physics beyond what we know.
CERN researchers published a press release about finding the Force. That's a capital F.
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