We may be a little closer to a direct detection of dark energy thanks to a new result that came about, in a sense, by accident.
Some of the Universe's most important secrets are hidden in the shape of a beautiful undulating curve: the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave spectrum. This article explains how.
Find out all about the Large Hadron Collider in this package of introductory articles.
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is one of the few scientific
experiments to sparked wide-spread media coverage, particularly with the 2012 announcement of the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson. So what really goes on at CERN and why the hubbub about the Large Hadron Collider, known as the LHC?
In this video theoretical physicist Ben Allanach talks about the search for dark matter at the LHC.
What is dark matter and how can the LHC find it?
How big is the Universe? Where did it come from and where is it going? Why is it the way it is? These are just some of the questions cosmologists study.
Cosmologists gathered in the Netherlands last week to discuss a new view of the Universe. The Universe as seen by Planck was an international conference to discuss the recently released scientific results from the Planck satellite, including two particularly striking snapshots of the early Universe.
It's been nearly 18 months since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN started up and scientists are eagerly awaiting their first glimpse into the cosmic mysteries it was designed to explore. But when can we realistically expect the first ground-breaking discoveries to come through? Last week, John Ellis, outgoing leader of the theory division at CERN, addressed an audience of physicists at the University of Cambridge to update them on the current state of play. Plus went along and also managed to catch Ellis for a quick interview.