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CERN discovers 'doubly-charmed' particle

CERN discovers 'doubly-charmed' particle

A new 'doubly-charmed' particle containing an unusual combination of quarks - a fundamental constituent of matter - has been discovered by scientists working at the world's largest and most powerful atom smasher.

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.

Narendra Modi reaches Geneva; likely to seek Switzerland's support for India's NSG membership

Narendra Modi reaches Geneva; likely to seek Switzerland's support for India's NSG membership

Ahead of his five-nation tour, Modi had described Switzerland as India's key partner in Europe.

UK physicist who worked on Higgs boson dies, says university

In 1964, Kibble worked on one of the three earliest research papers theorising the existence of a sub-atomic particle believed to explain how matter acquires mass.

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.

CERN director Rolf Heuer backs discovery of `God particle`

Professor Rolf Heuer has said that he thinks it is “beyond any doubt” that a Higgs Boson particle has been discovered.

New particle `discovered at CERN`

Physicists have discovered a new particle composed of three quarks in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator in Switzerland.

Large Hadron Collider cranks up to new world record

The world`s largest particle collider notched up a new record today as it escalated its quest to find fundamental matter and explore the origins of the Universe, CERN said.

Physicist behind `faster-than-light` test resigns

An Italian physicist at the head of a team that made a cautious but hugely controversial claim that neutrinos may travel faster than the speed of light today resigned following calls for his dismissal.

CERN to re-run Einstein tests in May after cable doubts

Physicists are to run new tests in May after the CERN research institute said on Thursday that its startling findings appearing to show that one of Einstein`s fundamental theories was wrong could have been caused by a loose cable.

Faulty wire error blamed for `faster-than-light` particles

A European experiment that showed particles moving faster than the speed of light has been exposed as a mistake due to a faulty wire connection.

CERN turns up power to answer Higgs riddle in 2012

Scientists hunting the Higgs boson, decided on Monday to turn up the power in their LHC to try to prove its existence this year.

Higgs boson: Scientists find signs of missing `God particle`

International scientists said on Tuesday they had found signs of the Higgs boson, an elementary sub-atomic particle believed to have played a vital role in the creation of the universe after the Big Bang.

Search narrowed for Higgs: Does it exist?

Searches for the Higgs in CERN`s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the now-closed Tevatron at the US Fermilab have ranged up to 476 GeV.

Study rejects "faster than light" particle finding

An international team of scientists in Italy studying the same neutrino particles colleagues say appear to have travelled faster than light rejected the startling finding this weekend.

`Big Bang` machine to get huge upgrade in 2020

The upgrade will enable the operators to carry out up to 10 times as many collisions.

Patil praises Indian scientists` input at CERN

President Pratibha Patil on Saturday visited the prestigious France-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN.

Is it possible to travel faster than light?

Albert Einstein`s 1905 theory of relativity is one of the most fundamental pillars of physics but now scientists say his conclusion that nothing can travel
faster than light could be proven wrong.

CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured

Scientists at the world`s largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light. If that`s true, it would break — if not severely twist — a fundamental pillar of physics.

CERN scientists refine antimatter `trap`

The achievement is a significant improvement on earlier attempts to trap antihydrogen, which like all antimatter has a tendency to disappear before scientists have time to examine it.