In a breakthrough, researchers at CERN have found the first evidence for the direct decay of the Higgs boson into fermions - a strong indication that the particle discovered in 2012 is the Higgs boson.
Scientists working on the world`s leading particle collider experiments joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab`s Tevatron and CERN`s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current holders of the record for most powerful particle collider on Earth.
In an effort that is seen as a move to overtake the Western world in science and technology research, Chinese scientists plan to build a faster electron-positron collider that is 60 times faster than the existing one to speed up the exploration of the Higgs boson.
Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN are planning to build a huge underground “atom smasher” machine that will be four times the size of the present Large Hadron Collide that is some 27km long.
European Organisation for Nuclear Research`s physics lab CERN is now eyeing to develop a new Large Hadron Collider which will be seven times more powerful than the one which discovered the “God particle”.
Renowned Indian physicist and nuclear scientist R Chidambaram, stressed for India’s participation in critical science research while speaking at Calcutta University’s annual convocation in Kolkata on Friday.
Welcoming the Nobel Prize to Britain`s Peter Higgs and Belgian Francois Englert for their work on the Higgs Boson - popularly known as the "God particle" - prominent Indian physicists Tuesday asserted that though Indian scientist S.N. Bose did not receive the Nobel, the christening of the particle after him and Higgs is the biggest honour.
With the Higgs boson in the bag, the head of the CERN research center urged scientists on Tuesday to push on to unveil the "dark universe" - the hidden stuff that makes up 95 percent of the cosmos and is still a mystery to earthbound researchers.
Two scientists who predicted the existence of the Higgs boson - the mysterious particle that explains why elementary matter has mass - are Thomson Reuters` top tips to win this year`s Nobel Prize in physics.