Large Hadron Collider

Following a 17-week-long technical stop, Large Hadron Collider restarts for 2017 run: CERN

Following a 17-week-long technical stop, Large Hadron Collider restarts for 2017 run: CERN

Over the past month, after the completion of the maintenance work that began in December last year, each of the machines in the accelerator chain have been switched on and checked until last week when the LHC, the final machine in the chain, could be restarted.

May 03, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Large Hadron Collider – World's largest particle accelerator, gets 'heart transplant'

Large Hadron Collider – World's largest particle accelerator, gets 'heart transplant'

The new pixel detector was installed in a complex and delicate procedure 100 metres underground. The first major upgrade to the LHC may boost the hunt for new sub-atomic particles.

Mar 02, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Large Hadron Collider finds three new 'exotic' particles

Large Hadron Collider finds three new 'exotic' particles

These particles contain four quarks - the fundamental constituent of the matter inside all the atoms of the universe: two quarks and two antiquarks.

Jul 06, 2016, 14:43 PM IST
Japan's atom smasher achieves its 'first turns', Indians involved in project!

Japan's atom smasher achieves its 'first turns', Indians involved in project!

Japan's SuperKEKB accelerator succeeded in circulating and storing a positron beam in the positron ring.

Mar 02, 2016, 18:42 PM IST
5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

A singularity is a point where gravity is so intense that space, time, and the laws of physics, break down.

Feb 21, 2016, 21:02 PM IST

Universe's primordial soup recreated at CERN

The primordial soup is a so-called quark-gluon plasma and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark, among others, have measured its liquid properties with great accuracy at the LHC's top energy.

Feb 15, 2016, 15:25 PM IST

LHC produces state of matter existing at birth of universe

Scientists at CERN have produced tiny droplets of a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe, after slamming particles together at high energy in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Sep 06, 2015, 17:15 PM IST
CERN's Large Hadron Collider discovers new class of particle called 'pentaquarks'

CERN's Large Hadron Collider discovers new class of particle called 'pentaquarks'

 Scientists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider today announced the discovery of a new class of exotic subatomic particles called the pentaquarks.

Jul 14, 2015, 19:37 PM IST
World's biggest particle smasher set to start unprecendented tests

World's biggest particle smasher set to start unprecendented tests

The world`s biggest particle smasher was set Wednesday to start unprecedented experiments after a two-year upgrade to crank up energy levels to enable it to hopefully unlock more mysteries of the universe.

Jun 03, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

Physics paper with over 5,000 authors a world record

In a record breaking case, more than 5,000 scientists have contributed for a physics research paper - breaking the record for the largest number of contributors to a single research article, scientific journal Nature reported.

May 19, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

Previously unseen `subatomic process` detected

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, have combined their results and observed a previously unseen subatomic process.

May 14, 2015, 12:09 PM IST
CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider, starts hunt for dark matter

CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider, starts hunt for dark matter

 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, has been re-started after it was shut down for two years to receive an upgrade that almost doubled its power.

Apr 05, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider after two-year refit

 Scientists at Europe`s CERN research centre have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted `Big Bang` machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.

Mar 25, 2015, 01:23 AM IST
CERN's revamped Large Hadron Collider to restart this month

CERN's revamped Large Hadron Collider to restart this month

 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and most powerful particle collider will resume operations for its second 3-year run this month amid hopes of uncovering the Universe's best kept secrets.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:07 PM IST

Searching for Susy: Collider to push physics frontier

Excitement is mounting at the world`s largest proton smasher, where scientists are close to launching a superpowered hunt for particles that may change our understanding of the Universe.

Feb 18, 2015, 10:23 AM IST
CERN's Large Hadron Collider hopes for a super 'restart' by March 2015

CERN's Large Hadron Collider hopes for a super 'restart' by March 2015

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will restart for its second 3-year run in March 2015 that will see the world's most powerful particle accelerator double its collisional energy.

Feb 15, 2015, 11:00 AM IST
New proposed particle may help detect dark matter

New proposed particle may help detect dark matter

 Researchers have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect the elusive 'dark matter' that makes up 85 per cent of the universe's mass.

Feb 01, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

Expect some big scientific breakthroughs in 2015

 While 2014 saw some marvellous discoveries like 3D-printed body parts and scientific breakthroughs like comet landing, 2015 too holds a great future for science, reports the prestigious journal Nature.

Dec 31, 2014, 16:53 PM IST

More powerful Large Hadron Collider set to probe even deeper than 'God particle'

New version of Large Hadron Collider is all set to probe even deeper than "God particle" and solve mysteries around dark matter and dark energy as it switches back at double power.

Dec 30, 2014, 18:28 PM IST
CERN's Large Hadron Collider to restart by March 2015

CERN's Large Hadron Collider to restart by March 2015

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will restart for its second 3-year run in March 2015 that will see the world's most powerful particle accelerator double its collisional energy.

Dec 16, 2014, 10:32 AM IST