The Large Hadron Collider: Inside CERN’s atom smasher

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. It is located at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, in Switzerland. Scientists use the LHC to test theoretical predictions in particle physics, particularly those associated with the “Standard Model”. While the Standard Model can explain almost all results … Read more

The Large Hadron Collider will explore the cutting edge of physics after 3-year shutdown

A data visualization of particle collisions at the LHC at CERN. (Image credit: CERN) Scientists are gearing up to once more push the boundaries of the cutting edge of particle physics with the reopening of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland after a three-year shutdown.  After its successful second run ended … Read more

‘X particle’ from the dawn of time detected inside the Large Hadron Collider

Physicists at the world’s largest atom smasher have detected a mysterious, primordial particle from the dawn of time. About 100 of the short-lived “X” particles — so named because of their unknown structures — were spotted for the first time amid trillions of other particles inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle … Read more

The Large Hadron Collider blips that could herald a new era of physics

Hints of a new particle carrying a fifth force of nature have been multiplying at the LHC – and many physicists are convinced this could finally be the big one Physics 12 January 2022 By Harry Cliff Marcus Marritt At half past six on the evening of 20 January 2021, amid the gloom of a … Read more

2022 news preview: Large Hadron Collider will reach for the edge of physics

By Matthew Sparkes The Large Hadron Collider has been shut down for upgrades since 2018 CERN THE Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, will start running again after a three-year shutdown and delays due to the covid-19 pandemic. The particle collider – known for its role in the discovery of the Higgs … Read more