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.
With neighbour Pakistan becoming the first and the only Asian country to be an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, CERN, it is time for India to enroll itself for the same, a top physicist said.
IIT Madras has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation.
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.
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.
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.