Higgs Boson

Hawking Says Scientists Are On Verge Of Destroying Universe

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking has made a rather worrying statement. One involving the end of literally everything. And when someone like Stephen Hawking says som...

Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 19.05.2014 | 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.

Professor Higgs Says Fame Is 'A Bit Of A Nuisance'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech

God particle scientist Professor Peter Higgs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics last year, has admitted that he finds his new-found fame "a b...

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...

Physicists Admit Universe Might Be About To Collapse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The universe might be about to collapse, scientists have announced. It has long been predicted that the universe, which has been expanding since th...

Collider: Step Into the World's Greatest Experiment at the Science Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Sadler

In its exciting and bold new exhibition on the Large Hadron Collider, the Science Museum scores a spectacular success in making the world's most famous scientific experiment fascinating and understandable.

The Science of Collaboration

Alice Bonasio | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

I believe it's fair to say that nobody begrudges Professor Peter Higgs the Nobel Prize in Physics - which he was awarded jointly with François Englert - for the discovery of the Higgs boson, the "God Particle".

Higgs Boson Scientist Wins Nobel Prize For Physics

PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech

Professor Peter Higgs, the scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle, has jointly won the Nobel Prize in physics. He shares the prize...

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...

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...

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...

'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.

'God Particle' Professor Higgs Receives Honour

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Tech

Professor Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the "God particle", which scientists may have discovered this year, has been made a Companion of Honour. ...

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...

Is Innovation Still a Male Feat?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

It is not that there have not been famous women, but it so happens that an invention or thought leadership is seldom associated with Women. While the world is increasingly becoming a place where women are becoming a dominant force at work, you still don't have a certain Ms Jobs who is associated with innovation and the one who could drive a cult following that Jobs has been able to achieve.

Why is 2012 Important? The Dawning of Aquarius

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

"When the moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with mars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius" The hippies been singing about it since ...

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?