Jul 14, 2015

After 50-year hunt, scientists find pentaquarks

Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday. Quarks are the tiny ingredients of subatomic particles such ...

Jul 12, 2015

Five Japanese students win awards at Physics Olympiad

All five Japanese students competing at this year’s International Physics Olympiad in India won awards — a gold medal, two silvers and two bronzes, the education ministry said Sunday. The teenagers were taking part in the 46th annual physics competition in Mumbai that started ...

May 14, 2015

Epic study backs key universe theory

Scientists on Wednesday said that after a nearly three-decade bid they had detected a telltale change in a sub-atomic particle, further backing a key theory about the universe. Researchers at the world’s biggest particle collider said they had observed an extremely rare event — ...

May 6, 2015

Large Hadron Collider resumes collisions after upgrade

The world’s largest particle smasher resumed colliding protons Tuesday as it gradually reboots following a two-year upgrade, Europe’s physics lab CERN said. The low-energy collisions took place in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Tuesday morning, CERN said in a statement. The protons collided at ...

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 ...

Tohoku pins rebound hopes to atom smasher

| Mar 9, 2015

Tohoku pins rebound hopes to atom smasher

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As the disaster-hit Tohoku region struggles to recover from the deadly tsunami four years ago, many residents have hopes for what is considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to galvanize the area’s resurrection. Chances are the region may host the International Linear Collider, a state-of-the-art research ...

Hubble captures quadruple image of distant supernova

Mar 6, 2015

Hubble captures quadruple image of distant supernova

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens have captured surprising multiple images of an exploding star, research published Thursday shows. The four images captured by Hubble were caused by light taking different paths around a massive galaxy cluster ...