Large Hadron Collider

 
What to expect from the world of science in 2016
What to expect from the world of science in 2016
This year, white dishes will mushroom on the Northern Cape’s dusty plains as South Africa’s 64-dish MeerKAT starts to take shape. The MeerKAT is...
SA crunches into the collider data grid
SA crunches into the collider data grid
South Africa has joined the computing grid for the largest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
SA sends hard proof of Large Hadron Collider collaboration
SA sends hard proof of Large Hadron Collider collaboration
South Africa-designed and manufactured hardware was this week installed on the international Atlas project on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Could this boson be the 'God particle'?
Could this boson be the 'God particle'?
"We have established without a doubt that we have a new particle, and that it is a boson. What remains to be done is confirm that it is a...
LHC sets brilliant new record
LHC sets brilliant new record
The world's biggest atom smasher has set a new world record for luminosity or beam intensity, a key measure of performance and power, the European...
Atom smasher opens 'new era' for science
Atom smasher opens 'new era' for science
Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva on Tuesday started colliding particles at record energy levels, opening a new era in the...
When the world ended
When the world ended
December 31 1999, and I couldn't have been further away from a computer. About half-way up the Mozambican coast, in a quaint and daringly beautiful...
'Big Bang' collider repairs to cost up to $29m
'Big Bang' collider repairs to cost up to $29m
Repairing the giant particle collider built to simulate the "Big Bang" could cost up to 35-million Swiss francs ($29-million), the European...
What will the Large Hadron Collider do for us?
What will the Large Hadron Collider do for us?
Besides potentially revealing the underlying structure of the universe -- including, perhaps, the elusive Higgs boson, the nature of dark energy...
Damage to atom smasher forces two-month halt
Damage to atom smasher forces two-month halt
The world's largest atom smasher -- which was launched with great fanfare earlier this month -- has been damaged twice and will be out of commission for at least two months, its operators said....
Scientists send first beam round particle-smasher
Scientists send first beam round particle-smasher
Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) started up a huge particle-smashing machine on Wednesday, aiming to re-enact...
Hawking bets mega-machine won't find 'God's Particle'
Hawking bets mega-machine won't find 'God's Particle'
Renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has bet $100 that a mega-experiment this week will not find an elusive particle seen as a holy...

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