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Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Chris T-T

Last weekend we went to Collider at the Science Museum, the exhibition about CERN, the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It is £10 for an adult, gets drastically undermined by its introductory film - and I don't think I've ever been so disappointed coming out of a major exhibition.

CERN's Next Particle Accelerator Will Be Absolutely Enormous

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland is big. Really big. Like, 27 kilometres around and you could drive a bus through it big. Unfortuna...

PIC: This Ancestor To The LHC Was Turned On 50 Years Ago Today

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Tech

The first beam of protons circulated around an ancestor to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN 50 years ago today. The CERN Electron Storage and Accu...

Google Street View Goes To CERN

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

Fresh from a trip to the Galapagos islands, Google Street View has taken its latest holiday - deep into the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The sear...

Higgs Boson Scientist Awarded OBE

PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech

A Belfast physicist who helped find the Higgs boson and solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe has been awarded an OBE as part of the Que...

Have CERN Found Evidence Of Anti-Gravity?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech

Never ones to shy away from a challenge, scientists at CERN are to examine one of physics' most confounding principles - anti-gravity. Until recent...

CERN To Recreate The First Page On The Web

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech

In an admirable attempt to preserve the beginnings of the internet for posterity, researchers at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern)...

Large Hadron Collider Scientists 'Turn To The Dark Side'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists are switching to the Dark Side as they prepare to ramp up the power at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). After capturing a species of Hig...

Large Hadron Collider To Probe New Stage Of Physics

BBC News | BBC News | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Large Hadron Collider To Probe New Stage Of Physics...

Science's Greatest Discovery: It's Okay to Be Wrong

John Worne | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Tech
John Worne

There are a small number of universal human languages which are very widely understood. English itself is one, the arts are another, there is sport - especially football - and there is science. The language of science, underpinned by the Scientific Method, is one of humanity's purest languages - perhaps second only to maths.

Higgs Boson FInd 'Even More Certain' After New Research

PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

A wealth of new data has made scientists even more confident that the elusive "God particle" is in their grasp. The sub-atomic particle whose drama...

Engineering a Conversation

Judi Sutherland | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech
Judi Sutherland

Cox does a great job in furthering the public understanding of science. If only the people giving out the medals for communication in science could actually master the communication they claim to value.

'Wrong' Science is the Best Science

Joey Faulkner | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joey Faulkner

I'm as guilty as anyone else, when I was a sixth former I always used to tease people in the year below saying "oh everything they tell you in physics in YOUR YEAR is a lie", thinking with ultimate smugness that sixth form is the time when they start telling you the real stuff.

Physicists May Have Accidentally Found Two Higgs Bosons Instead Of Just One

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists at Cern who successfully found the Higgs Boson particle earlier this year might have accidentally found two. According to data just rele...

Physicists May Have Created A 'New Form Of Matter'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech

Physicists have created what appears to be a new form of matter. Labelled "colour-glass condensate", it has been identified as a "swarm" of sub-ato...

A Cause for Con-CERN

Daniel Scott Lintott | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Scott Lintott

Last month Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, held a three-day conference between some of Europe's most renowned scientists and a few groups of people whose understanding of particle physics is probably dubious at best; namely theologians and philosophers.

What Did The World's First Website Look Like?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Tech

Inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee might have appeared in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, but he still doesn't have the recognition factor y...

Want to write a book about Professor Brian Cox? Sure, why not

Ben Falk | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

I went to a Buckinghamshire library the other day to talk about my new book. It was a good night, chatting Professor Brian Cox. That's who I wrote about - an unauthorised biography of the science guru behind Wonders Of The Solar System and Wonders Of The Universe.

HIGGS BOSON: The Resurgence of European Research and a Triumph for Physics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Obsession is a word that can be readily associated with physicists, probably more than any other species of scientists. Physics is one of the oldest disciplines that mankind has wrestled with, in our quest to understand this universe and us in it.

What a Discovery Explaining the Universe's Mass Says About Other Weighty Issues

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

On 4 July the CERN institute announced a discovery that would put an end to something that has been bugging scientists for a while; enough to warrant a five-decade search, millions of man hours and billions of euros worth of support. Their struggle not only resolves one of science's most elusive mysteries, but also contains important lessons on how Europe can shake off its economic lethargy.

'God Particle' Discovery May Be Impostor, Scientists Say

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Tech

The Higgs Boson - the particle which gives other particles mass - was discovered at Cern last week… wasn't it? Well, at least one group of scient...

CERN's Higgs Boson and its Quantum Background Field

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Tech
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

All elementary particles that have been observed in Geneva at CERN are either fermions or bosons. Fermions build all known types of matter, bosons are either photons or W- and Z-bosons or gluons.

It's Nice To Be Right' Says Peter Higgs After Massive Discovery

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Tech

The retired professor who gave his name to the elusive "God particle" that scientists believe they have found said today it was "very nice to be right...

Change Name Of Comic Sans To 'Comic Cerns' Say Physicists After Boson Discovery

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Tech

A physicist has started an online petition to change the name of hated font Comic Sans to 'Comic Cerns' after it was used in the Powerpoint presentati...

Higgs-Consistent Particle Discovered at LHC

Théo Le Bret | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech
Théo Le Bret

Yesterday was, for many physicists (and physics students), as a friend put it, "a bit like Christmas", and I think it is safe to bet that quite a few at CERN woke up today with a very Christmassy hangover. But, now that the party is over, a question arises (as often on the morning after): what exactly did happen yesterday?