The World's Biggest Physics Experiment Is About to Reboot 

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most audacious physics experiment in human history. Now scientists are about to restart the giant particle collider for a new set of experiments. Last time, they did the almost-impossible and found the Higgs Boson. This time, they might find something even more exciting. » 3/20/15 8:00am 3/20/15 8:00am

U.S. Physics Panel Wants to Build Billion-Dollar, 800-Mile Neutrino Beam

A committee made up of high-profile U.S. scientists has a bold plan afoot. It wants to build a billion-dollar particle beam to blast neutrinos 800 miles underground, from Chicago to South Dakota. » 5/23/14 7:00am 5/23/14 7:00am

Five Things You Should Know About the Nobel Prize Winner’s Higgs Boson

Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or ‘God particle’, has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert. » 10/08/13 9:45am 10/08/13 9:45am

Fermilab Hunts Rare Subatomic Particles With This 50-Foot Electromagnet

Just because Fermilab shut off its famous Tevartron back in 2011 doesn't mean the entire facility closed down with it. In fact, the Chicago-area physics lab is embarking on an auspicious plan to develop some of the world's most powerful proton beam technology by the end of the decade. But first, researchers have to… » 7/29/13 11:30am 7/29/13 11:30am

New Particle "Looking More and More Like a Higgs Boson"

Last July, scientists announced that they'd discovered what they strongly believed to be the Higgs Boson—but quirks in the data suggested that might not be the case. Now, though, CERN has announced that the observed particle is "looking more and more like a Higgs boson." » 3/14/13 6:58am 3/14/13 6:58am

Physicists Have Found the Higgs Boson

At a meeting held at CERN this morning, scientists presented the latest results from the search for the long-sought Higgs particle. After 30 years of research and $9 billion of investment, they've changed the face of physics forever: they've found the Higgs boson. » 7/04/12 5:00am 7/04/12 5:00am

Fermilab's Claim of New Subatomic Particle Discredited by Rival Team

Fermilab believed they hit the motherlode this past April after findings from the Tevatron particle accelerator suggested a new subatomic particle was out there. A second, independent group has analyzed that same data and claim there is no new particle. » 6/13/11 7:00pm 6/13/11 7:00pm

CERN to Morons: Large Hadron Collider Won't Destroy Earth. Morons.

Contrary to the somewhat feverish claims laid out in an recent lawsuit, when our favorite particle-smashing, Force-finding Large Hadron Collider is switched on soon it will not result in the destruction of life as we know it. Such claims are "complete nonsense" say the scientists at CERN (and everywhere else,) in… » 3/31/08 11:28am 3/31/08 11:28am