Chien-Shiung Wu | Particle physicist denied a Nobel prize

At its heart, physics is the study of symmetries. In the 1950s Chien-Shiung Wu made a fundamental discovery about how under certain circumstances a fundamental symmetry of the particle world, known as parity symmetry, could be broken – but she never got full recognition for the achievement. Symmetry is important because by observing how, under … Read more

Strongest magnetic field did not produce exotic particles called magnetic monopoles

Researchers have used the strongest magnetic field ever measured to search for exotic particles called magnetic monopoles, but they came up empty Physics 2 February 2022 By Leah Crane Accelerator beam pipes at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland Daniel Dominguez/CERN The strongest magnetic field ever measured anywhere in the universe has … 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