If it looks like the Higgs... and it smells like the Higgs... have we finally found it? Most physicists agree it's safe to say we've finally observed the elusive Higgs boson. And perhaps that is not all....
What is everything made of? In the final article in this series, Elias Gårding takes us to the very edge of our current knowledge.
What is everything made of? In the third article in this series, Elias Gårding takes us down the QFT rabbit hole.
What is everything made of? In the second article in this series, Elias Gårding reveals the equation that captures (almost) all the known laws of nature.
What is everything made of? Elias Gårding begins a fascinating series of articles that will tell you everything we currently know about the answer to this question.
Observing the smallest building blocks of matter doesn't involve seeing in the ordinary sense.
The renowned physicist Juan Maldacena, of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, has developed a great analogy to explain the beautiful symmetries that underpin the fundamental forces and particles, including the Higgs boson: he thinks of space as a grid of countries and of particles as travellers keen on making money by speculating with currencies.
Current physical theories suggest that beautiful symmetries underly the fundamental particles and forces of nature. We describe those symmetries using an analogy from economics, and even rediscover the famous Higgs boson.
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?