Particle physics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32636/all en After Higgs Boson, scientists prepare for next quantum leap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/after-higgs-boson-scientists-prepare-next-quantum-leap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Seven months after its scientists made a landmark discovery that may explain the mysteries of mass, Europe's top physics lab will take a break from smashing invisible particles to recharge for the next leap into the unknown.</p> <p>From Thursday, the cutting-edge facilities at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) will begin winding down, then go offline on Saturday for an 18-month upgrade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/after-higgs-boson-scientists-prepare-next-quantum-leap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosons Disaster Entertainment Particle physics Physics Technology War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:47:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754742 at http://www.globalpost.com Higgs Boson collider closes for revamp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/higgs-boson-collider-closes-revamp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The particle collider that gave scientists a glimpse of what may be the Higgs Boson shut down Thursday for a two-year revamp that will allow it to pursue the quest with renewed vigour.</p> <p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), straddling the border between France and Switzerland, has been working non-stop for three years to find the elusive "God Particle".</p> <p>The boson is theorised to explain the mysteries of mass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/higgs-boson-collider-closes-revamp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Science Particle physics Physics Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:01:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755743 at http://www.globalpost.com Higgs Boson collider closes for revamp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/higgs-boson-collider-closes-revamp-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The particle collider that gave scientists a glimpse of what may be the Higgs Boson shut down Thursday for a two-year revamp that will allow it to pursue the quest with renewed vigour.</p> <p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), straddling the border between France and Switzerland, has been working non-stop for three years to find the elusive "God Particle".</p> <p>The boson is theorised to explain the mysteries of mass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/higgs-boson-collider-closes-revamp-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Science Particle physics Physics Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:01:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755744 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists sense breakthroughs in dark-matter mystery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-sense-breakthroughs-dark-matter-mystery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For decades, the strange substance called dark matter has teased physicists, challenging conventional notions of the cosmos.</p> <p>Today, though, scientists believe that with the help of multi-billion-dollar tools, they are closer than ever to piercing the mystery -- and the first clues may be unveiled just weeks from now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/scientists-sense-breakthroughs-dark-matter-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dark matter Particle physics Physics Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:15:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758847 at http://www.globalpost.com Subatomic calculations indicate finite lifespan for universe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/subatomic-calculations-indicate-finite-lifespan-universe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Calculations based on estimates of particle's mass</p> <p>* Universe stable for at least tens of billions more years</p> <p>By Irene Klotz</p> <p>BOSTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Scientists are still sorting out the details of last year's discovery of the Higgs boson particle, but add up the numbers and it's not looking good for the future of the universe, scientists said Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/subatomic-calculations-indicate-finite-lifespan-universe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Higgs boson Particle physics Physics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759430 at http://www.globalpost.com Particle looking "more and more" like Higgs: scientists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/particle-looking-more-and-more-higgs-scientists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The subatomic particle whose discovery was announced amid much fanfare last year, is looking "more and more" like it could indeed be the elusive Higgs boson believed to explain why matter has mass, scientists said Wednesday.</p> <p>But in the latest update, physicists told a conference in La Thuile, Italy, that more analysis is needed before a definitive statement can be made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/particle-looking-more-and-more-higgs-scientists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Particle physics Peter Higgs Physics Quantum field theory Technology AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:15:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775211 at http://www.globalpost.com Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/hopes-fade-higgs-particle-opening-door-new-realms-soon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Reports to conference give no hint of "New Physics"</p> <p>* Event horizon seems pushed back to beyond 2015</p> <p>* New particle seen as "garden variety"</p> <p>By Robert Evans</p> <p>GENEVA, March 8 (Reuters) - Scientists' hopes that last summer's triumphant trapping of the particle that shaped the post-Big Bang universe would quickly open the way into exotic new realms of physics like string theory and new dimensions have faded this past week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/hopes-fade-higgs-particle-opening-door-new-realms-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Large Hadron Collider Particle physics Physics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777395 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/reuters-science-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Particle physics Physical geography Physics Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:16:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777594 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Particle physics Physical geography Physics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777860 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Particle physics Physical geography Physics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:30:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778051 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-science-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Particle physics Physical geography Physics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:18:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778404 at http://www.globalpost.com New data 'strongly indicates' particle is Higgs boson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/new-data-strongly-indicates-particle-higgs-boson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New data unveiled on Thursday strengthens the belief that a subatomic particle discovered last year is the elusive Higgs boson, European physicists said.</p> <p>Analysis of two characteristics, teased from experiments at the world's biggest particle smasher, aligns with theories that the discovery is a Higgs, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/new-data-strongly-indicates-particle-higgs-boson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosons Particle physics Physics Technology AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:46:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783313 at http://www.globalpost.com First results announced in search for universe's dark matter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/first-results-announced-search-universes-dark-matter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A massive science instrument that is spinning the globe aboard the International Space Station has provided its first glimpse of what may be mysterious dark matter in the universe, experts said Wednesday.</p> <p>The first results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, the most sensitive particle physics spectrometer ever sent to space, seem to indicate "evidence of a new physics phenomena," said a press statement from the international research team.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/first-results-announced-search-universes-dark-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Astroparticle physics Particle physics Physics AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800440 at http://www.globalpost.com First clues in search for universe's dark matter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/first-clues-search-universes-dark-matter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A massive instrument circling the globe aboard the International Space Station has provided a first glimpse of what may be mysterious dark matter in the universe, experts said Wednesday.</p> <p>The elusive nature of dark matter -- which surrounds the galaxy in a near-spherical halo and is believed to make up around a quarter of the universe -- is considered one of the most important riddles in physics.</p> <p>Dark matter has only been observed indirectly through its interaction with visible matter, and is not explained by the standard model of physics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/first-clues-search-universes-dark-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Particle physics Physics Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:45:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801127 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists find hint of dark matter from cosmos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/scientists-find-hint-dark-matter-cosmos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A $2 billion cosmic ray detector on the International Space Station has found the footprint of something that could be dark matter, the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has never been directly observed, scientists say.</p><P>But the first results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, known by its acronym AMS, are almost as enigmatic as dark matter itself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/scientists-find-hint-dark-matter-cosmos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Particle physics Physics Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:47:20 +0000 Asianet 5804005 at http://www.globalpost.com