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Particle hunting at the LHC: the Higgs boson
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<p>CERN's Large Hadron Collider is one of the few scientific<br />
experiments to sparked widespread media coverage, particularly with the 2012 announcement of the discovery of the longsought Higgs boson. So what really goes on at CERN and why the hubbub about the Large Hadron Collider, known as the LHC?</p>
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<p><em>CERN's <a href="http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/LHC/LHCen.html">Large Hadron Collider</a> (LHC) is the world's largest laboratory experiment. It's a particle accelerator sitting about 100m below the Earth's surface, in a huge tunnel on the FrancoSwiss border. The
experiment has smashed together tiny particles of matter in over <A href="http://cds.cern.ch/record/2059631/files/CERNBrochure2015003Eng.pdf">a
million billion collisions</a> in the hope
of finding answers to some deep questions about the way our Universe
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Secret symmetry and the Higgs boson (Part II)
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<p>In the <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secretsymmetryandhiggsbosonparti">first part</a> of this article we explored Landau's theory of phase transitions in materials such as magnets. We now go on to see how this theory formed the basis of the Higgs mechanism, which postulates the existence of the mysterious Higgs boson and explains how the particles that make up our Universe came to have mass.</p> </div>
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<p><em>In the <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secretsymmetryandhiggsbosonparti">first part</a> of this article we explored Landau's theory of phase transitions in materials such as magnets. We now go on to see how this theory formed the basis of the Higgs mechanism, which postulates the existence of the mysterious Higgs boson and explains how the particles that make up our Universe came to have mass.</em></p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secretsymmetryandhiggsbosonpartii" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:08:35 +0000
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Secret symmetry and the Higgs boson (Part I)
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It's official: the notorious Higgs boson has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Higgs is a subatomic particle whose existence was predicted by theoretical physics. Also termed the <em>god particle</em>, the Higgs boson is said to have given other particles their mass. But how did it do that? In this twopart article we explore the socalled <em>Higgs mechanism</em>, starting with the humble bar magnet and ending with a dramatic transformation of the early Universe. </div>
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<p>It's official: the notorious Higgs boson has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Higgs is a subatomic particle whose existence was predicted by theoretical physics. Also termed the <em>god particle</em>, the Higgs boson is said to have given other particles their mass. But how did it do that? In this twopart article we explore the socalled <em>Higgs mechanism</em>, starting with the humble bar magnet and ending with a dramatic transformation of the early Universe.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/secretsymmetryandhiggsbosonparti" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:07:35 +0000
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Hooray for Higgs!
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<p>"It's a great day for particle physics," says <a href="http://users.hepforge.org/~allanach/">Ben Allanach</a>, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge. "It's very exciting, I think we're on the verge of the Higgs discovery." And indeed, it seems like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has given particle physics an early Christmas present — compelling evidence that the famous Higgs boson exists.
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<p>"It's a great day for particle physics," says <a href="http://users.hepforge.org/~allanach/">Ben Allanach</a>, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge. "It's very exciting, I think we're on the verge of the Higgs discovery."
Allanach talks after a webcast from <a href="http://public.web.cern.ch/public/">CERN</a>, which held physicists at the University of Cambridge enthralled in complete silence for nearly two hours.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/hoorayhiggsedit0" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:28:48 +0000
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What's happening at the LHC?
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<p>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 groundbreaking discoveries to come through? Last week, <a href="http://phdepth.web.cern.ch/phdepth/?site=php/viewprofile.php&id=31">John Ellis</a>,
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. <em>Plus</em> went along and also managed to
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<p>This week CERN <a href="http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2011/PR01.11E.html">announced</a> that the Large
Hadron Collider (LHC) will run until the end of 2012, rather than being shut down earlier for an upgrade, as had been planned.
"If LHC continues to improve in 2011 as it did in 2010, we've got a very exciting year ahead of us," said CERN's Director for Accelerators and Technology, Steve Myers. "The signs are that we should be able to increase the data collection rate by at least a factor of three over the course of this year."</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/whatshappeninglhc" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:50:39 +0000
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Particle hunting at the LHC
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It's hard to avoid CERN these days. Last year's successful switchon of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, followed by a blowout which is currently being fixed, sparked widespread media coverage, and currently CERN stars in the Tom Hanks movie Angels and Demons. So what goes on at CERN and why the hubbub about the Large Hadron Collider, known as the LHC? <b>Ben Allanach</b> investigates. </div>
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Born from broken symmetry
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The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded. </div>
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<p>The <a href="http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/">2008 Nobel Prize in Physics</a> has been awarded to three men whose work has contributed significantly to our understanding of why we're here.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/bornbrokensymmetry" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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Thu, 09 Oct 2008 23:00:00 +0000
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The search for Higgs
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<p>Tantalising evidence for the existence of a fundamental particle, which has been predicted but never observed, won for the world's largest particle collider a brief stay of execution, but was not enough to save it.</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/searchhiggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p>
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