Andri pol takes a look inside CERN’s swiss headquarters
‘inside CERN – european organization for nuclear research’, a book recently published by Lars Müller, includes a wide selection of photographs, taken by andri pol, which offer a unique insight into life at the company and a glimpse into the lives of the characters behind one of the world’s most scientifically complex institutions.
Click on the link to see further details, as well as a review of the book.
It is possible that the millions of petabytes of data discarded from the LHC contain brand-new physics that we are ignoring.
A great piece on the LHC, Higgs Boson and why it is impractical for the scientists and engineers at CERN to keep all the data generated by the world’s largest particle accelerator and collider.
How the Higgs Boson Was Found
Before the elusive particle could be discovered—a smashing success—it had to be imagined.
Physicist Brian Greene on the history of the Higgs Boson and why its discovery is so important for Science. A perfect Sunday read.
“I am astounded at the amazing speed with which these results have emerged. They are a testament to the expertise of the researchers and the elaborate technologies in place. I never expected this to happen in my lifetime and shall be asking my family to put some champagne in the fridge.”
– Peter Higgs commenting on the possible discovery of a particle that is similar to Higgs Boson.
Physicists at at CERN are 99.99% certain that they’ve discovered a Particle that is very similar to Higgs Boson (a.k.a. God Particle). As always, a new discovery brings with it a new set of unanswered questions.
P.S. I didn’t understand a thing that was said during the Announcement and that was when i truly realized the Quantum of my dumbness. Unlike Scientists at CERN, i can say with ‘100% certainty’ that i’m imbecile. :-)
Twitter today once again showed that it blows Google+ and Facebook out of the water when it comes to breaking news.
Search for Higgs boson at Large Hadron Collider reveals new particle - Symmetry Magazine
LHC claims new particle discovery - Paul Rincon / BBC News
Higgs boson: it’s unofficial! Cern scientists discover missing particle - Ian Smaple / The Guardian
Particle ‘CONSISTENT’ With Higgs Boson Discovered - Ian O’Neill / Discovery News
Higgs! - Phil Plait / Discover Magazine
The Elusive Particle: 5 Implications of Finding Higgs - Clara Moskowitz / LiveScience
CERN scientists inexplicably present Higgs boson findings in Comic Sans - Sam Byford / The Verge