After two-year upgrade, Large Hadron Collider starts back up

Apr 6, 2015

After two-year upgrade, Large Hadron Collider starts back up

The world’s largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade that will allow physicists to explore uncharted corners of what makes up the universe, including dark matter and antimatter. “After two years of intense maintenance and several months of preparation for restart, the ...

CERN set to test bounds of physics

Mar 21, 2015

CERN set to test bounds of physics

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Europe’s physics lab CERN said March 12 that it had begun tests in preparation for rebooting the world’s biggest particle collider and trying to uncover new particles that could alter our understanding of the universe. “We are really excited, because we are entering a ...

CERN eyes new particle collider

Feb 15, 2014

CERN eyes new particle collider

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Europe’s physics lab CERN said Feb. 6 that it was eyeing plans for a circular particle collider that would be seven times more powerful than the facility which discovered the famous “God particle.” “The time has come to look even further ahead,” the European ...