particle accelerators

Colliders

CERN’s New Collider Design Is Four Times Larger Than the LHC

If built, the Future Circular Collider will be 10 times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider, and could discover new types of particles.
Becky Ferreira
1.15.19
nobel prizes

Leon Lederman, Nobel-Winning Physicist Who Coined the Term 'God Particle,' Dead at 96

Lederman sold his Nobel Prize at auction for $765,000 in 2015 in order to pay for medical bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.4.18
machines

CERN Researchers Are Making a DIY Cosmic Ray Detector in Their Spare Time

Cosmic Pi makes each user a single pixel in an open source cosmic ray telescope.
Victoria Turk
4.5.16
machines

CERN Engineers Have to Identify and Disconnect 9,000 Obsolete Cables

This is why you should always tidy up as you go along.
Victoria Turk
1.27.16
machines

A Large Hadron Collider Upgrade Will Produce 15 Million Higgs Bosons Per Year

CERN’s High-Luminosity upgrade to the LHC moves from design to prototyping phase.
Victoria Turk
10.30.15
physics

Scientists Just Confirmed the Existence of a New Particle: the Pentaquark

Physicists have been looking for the pentaquark for over 50 years.
Victoria Turk
7.14.15
videos

How Physicists Create Single Photons

Quantum physicist Peter Mosley explains in the latest 100 Second Science video.
Michael Byrne
7.13.15
videos

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.
Victoria Turk
7.9.15
News

This Is What It Looks Like When a Lithium Ion Battery Explodes

Engineers pushed a battery to its fiery limits, for science.
Victoria Turk
4.28.15
Science

This Foot-Long Box Is the Most Advanced Particle Collider in the World

‘Plasma surfing’ accelerates particles 500 times faster than traditional methods.
Jason Koebler
11.5.14