The Large Hadron Collider, a series of tunnels constructed deep underground on the Swiss-French border, is playing host to perhaps the most dramatic piece of scientific research of our era: the search for the Higgs boson particle. Operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the LHC is the world's most advanced particle accelerator, and all the effort and investment into it has recently paid off, at least in part. On July 4th 2012, the CERN team announced that they have discovered a particle "consistent with" their expectation for what the Higgs boson should be, bringing us closer to the ultimate goal of better understanding the composition of all matter.
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A dramatic set of photographs published by The Atlantic shows the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
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Stephen Hawking spoke with the BBC about CERN's discovery of a new particle that appears to be consistent with the Standard Model Higgs bosom — and how it cost him some hard-earned cash.
Scientists at CERN are announcing the existence of the Higgs Boson; the final missing particle in the Standard Model of particle physics.
CERN is holding a seminar to update the world on the progress it has made searching for the elusive Higgs boson.
CERN has confirmed that last September's results that showed neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light were caused by faults in its testing equipment.
Dr. Sergio Cittolin has created sketches of CERN's Large Hadron Collider in the style of Leonardo da Vinci.
For the first time in 2012, scientists have turned on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland. Two stable proton beams were collided in four different observation points in the LHC. For the experiment, the team at CERN cranked up the energy of each beam to 4 teraelectronvolts.
'Ms. Particle-Man' is a retro-style hunt for the Higgs Boson, playable in iOS and on a browser.
As is often the case with scientific discoveries, the Higgs boson particle was actually the subject of concurrent research by multiple scientists. io9 points out that in 1964, when Peter Higgs published his famous paper, at least five other scientists were on the same track, some of whom believed they had better scientific grounds for postulating the particle's existence.
The OPERA team behind the famous faster-than-light neutrino experiment is reporting that its results were affected by a faulty oscillator and optical fiber.
It's not quite a do-it-yourself particle accelerator for the home, but as part of an outreach project at the Niels Bohr Institute, Physics postdoc Sascha Hehlhase has assembled a stunning model of ATLAS, one of the ongoing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, entirely out of Lego bricks.
LHC discovers Chi-b (3P) boson, it's first new particle discovered since opening in 2009.
Scientists at the LHC are expected to announce that the Higgs boson has been observed but a confirmation of discovery will have to wait until 2012.