standard model

physics

In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Becky Ferreira
8.29.18
Higgs boson

Why the Higgs Boson Found at the Large Hadron Collider Could Be an ‘Impostor’

An Iowa physicist intends to find out.
Farnia Fekri
2.7.17
universe

The Expansion of the Universe Appears Faster Than We Thought

The results of a new study are close, but slightly faster than, the generally accepted rate.
Farnia Fekri
1.27.17
Space

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.6.16
physics

The Dark Cloud of High-Energy Physics

The LHC 'nightmare scenario' came and went and, here we are, still doing science.
Michael Byrne
9.4.16
earth

Being Wrong About Fundamental Physics Is Pretty Exciting Too

New antineutrino results from China don't yet have an explanation, which is maybe a good thing.
Michael Byrne
2.21.16
Space

New Measurements Confirm That Electrons Will Outlive God

More or less.
Michael Byrne
12.14.15
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
Canada

How A Pair of Old Mines Helped Win a Nobel Prize in Physics

How do you avoid cosmic background radiation from skewing your research? Do your research a kilometre or more underground.
Matthew Braga
10.6.15
studies

A 'New Physics' Postcard from the LHC's Earliest Days

Newly crunched results from 2011 and 2012 point to bizarre, un-Standard Model behavior among B mesons.
Michael Byrne
9.5.15
News

The 'Sharpest Picture Yet' of the Higgs Boson

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider combine forces to give new precision to the elusive particle's properties.
Victoria Turk
9.1.15
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