Large Hadron Collider replacement plans unveiled

The "Future Circular Collider" is conceived as a successor to the LHC, and – if given the green light – it would allow physicists to seek answers to some of greatest mysteries in physics.

The Large Hadron Collider Is Shutting Down For Two Years

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting a big boost to its performance. Unfortunately, for fans of ground-breaking physics, the whole thing has to be shut down for two years while the work is done.

Infinite-dimensional symmetry opens up possibility of a new physics

This surprising conclusion emerges from new work published by theoreticians from Warsaw and Potsdam. The scheme they posit unifies all the forces of nature in a way that is consistent with existing observations.

Plans Revealed for Enormous Particle Collider in China

Scientists this week released a conceptual design report for a next-generation particle accelerator in China, which would serve as a “Higgs boson factory,” as its proponents have called it.

CERN physicists may have found a new and unexpected particle

The new and unknown particle is just over a fifth of the mass of the Higgs boson. There's nothing in any of the current models that predicts this mass. However, It's unlikely to be physics-breaking.

Secrets Of The Dark Photon Might Be Unlocked In A New Experiment

The mysterious dark photon will be hunted by the Positron Annihilation into Dark Matter Experiment (PADME) in Italy, which will start collecting data in the next couple of weeks.

Physicists Achieve Electron-Accelerating Feat at Small Scale

The Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE) at CERN is a new kind of machine that could accelerate electrons over a fraction of the distance needed by other accelerators.

Laser breakthrough has physicists close to cooling down antimatter

For the first time, physicists at CERN have observed a benchmark atomic energy transition in anithydrogen, a major step toward cooling and manipulating the basic form of antimatter.

Large Hadron Collider Accelerated 'Atoms' With Electrons for the First Time

In this case a beam of lead “atoms” traveled through the accelerator with at least one electron attached. The physicists hope to one day use these accelerated atoms in a next-generation experiment.

Higgs Boson Finally Observed at CERN

Large Hadron Collider general-purpose detectors ATLAS and CMS have made complimenting discoveries on the Higgs boson and top quark coupling process.

Fresh Evidence for a New 'Sterile' Fundamental Particle

There are three types of neutrinos in the Standard Model, the blueprint of particle physics. Experimental results add evidence for the existence of a fourth, more mysterious type - the sterile neutrino.

First simulations of atomic nucleus

Scientists have now simulated an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results demonstrate the ability of quantum systems to compute nuclear physics problems.

Experiment Shares New View of Neutrinos

Experiment called OPERA at CERN has released its final round of results, which add further evidence of neutrinos’ strange identity-swapping behavior.

LHC experiment shows potential evidence of quasiparticle sought for decades

A team of high-energy experimental particle physicists has uncovered possible evidence of a subatomic quasiparticle dubbed an 'odderon' that - until now - had only been theorized to exist.

Two Teams Have Found Evidence of an Exotic New Particle

A pair of new research papers using theoretical methods have independently unearthed another new particle predicted by the laws of physics.