Tag Archives: Particle Physics

What happens to Higgs bosons? Here’s a clue

It’s been six years since physicists at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, but they’re just now confirming what most of the mysterious subatomic particles do when they decay. They’re transformed into bottom quarks, they … Continue reading

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Electron ion collider gets thumbs up from experts

A report from the National Academies endorses the idea of building a large-scale electron ion collider to probe the next level of subatomic mysteries. Such a collider would smash electrons into beams of protons or heavier ions — in contrast with the Large Hadron Collider, which … Continue reading

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Physicists add top-quark twist to Higgs boson’s tale

Experiments at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider have produced hard-to-come-by evidence of interactions between the Higgs boson and top quarks. The findings, announced today at a conference in Bologna, Italy, “give a strong indication that the Higgs boson has a key role in the … Continue reading

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Study could point to piece in antimatter puzzle

An experiment conducted deep underground in an old South Dakota gold mine has given scientists hope that a future detector could help solve one of physics’ biggest puzzles: why the universe exists at all. Put another way, the puzzle has … Continue reading

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Physicists detect Big Void in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

An international team of researchers has detected a mysterious, previously unknown void deep inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid that may be as large as an art gallery space. The anomalous space, known as the ScanPyramids Big Void, showed up on imagery … Continue reading

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Collider gets set to take on antimatter mystery

What happened to all the antimatter? A particle-smasher in Japan is well on its way to addressing that question and others on the frontier of physics. The SuperKEKB accelerator is designed to smash together tightly focused beams of electrons and anti-electrons … Continue reading

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LHC readings intrigue physicists: Stay tuned

The Higgs boson is the biggest find of the century in particle physics, but for the past few weeks, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider have been considering whether there’s a mystery that’s even bigger. Or at least more massive. The … Continue reading

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