Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider Has Been Shut Down By A Weasel

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Tech

The world's most famous scientific experiment has been taken down by a weasel. The Large Hadron Collider, which smashes particles together underground...

While Everyone Loses Their Minds Over Pluto, The LHC Has Just Discovered A New Particle

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered an entirely new form of particle known as a pentaquark. The discovery of this new class...

The Large Hadron Collider Is Trying To End The World Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has broken a world record again by smashing two beams of protons together at a total energy of 13 teraelectronvolts ...

Someone Set An Opera Inside The Large Hadron Collider

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

It's difficult enough explaining the beginning of the universe using words, now imagine trying to do it through the mediums of music and dance. We...

The Large Hadron Collider Just Got, Well, Larger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

It's tempting to imagine that turning the Large Hadron Collider at CERN on and off is as simple as Brian Cox donning a pair of safety specs, shouting ...

CERN's Next Particle Accelerator Is Hilariously Massive

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

As you probably know, the Large Hadron Collider is an absolutely enormous particle accelerator built under the Earth near to Lake Geneva. It's so larg...

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.

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...

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".

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...

Evidence For 'New Physics' Universe

PA | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Tech

First evidence that the universe is not as we know it has emerged from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant atom-smashing machine built to recre...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...