European Organization for Nuclear Research
Mar 14, 2013 14:17 EDT
New data unveiled on Thursday strengthens the belief that a subatomic particle discovered last year is the elusive Higgs boson, European physicists said.
Mar 06, 2013 12:27 EST
The subatomic particle whose discovery was announced amid much fanfare last year, is looking "more and more" like it could indeed be the elusive Higgs boson, believed to explain why matter has mass, scientists said Wednesday.
Feb 14, 2013 09:30 EST
The particle collider that gave scientists a glimpse of what may be the Higgs Boson shut down Thursday for a two-year revamp that will allow it to pursue the quest with renewed vigour.
Feb 13, 2013 11:42 EST
Seven months after its scientists made a landmark discovery that may explain the mysteries of mass, Europe's top physics lab will take a break from smashing invisible particles to recharge for the next leap into the unknown.
Oct 16, 2012 10:48 EDT
A German woman who feared the Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole has failed in her court bid to stop the work of the world's most powerful atom smasher.
Oct 08, 2012 22:48 EDT
On July 4, scientists announced they had discovered a new particle that may be the fabled Higgs boson, an exploit that would rank as the greatest achievement in physics in more than half a century.
Sep 12, 2012 12:57 EDT
Scientists who searched for the famous Higgs Boson concluded a three-day brainstorming session on Wednesday for mapping a long-term global strategy for particle physics.
Sep 10, 2012 08:18 EDT
The announcement two months ago that physicists have discovered a particle consistent with the famous Higgs boson cleared a formal hurdle on Monday with publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Aug 24, 2012 12:36 EDT
A decades-long quest for the elusive Higgs boson has sparked a creative rush in music, with compositions ranging from a-capella and rap to a hypnotic symphony.
Aug 01, 2012 10:35 EDT
Heartened by a glimpse of what may be the Higgs boson, scientists at the CERN physics lab are smashing particles with new vigour in a quest to understand why matter has mass and other riddles of the natural universe.
Jul 06, 2012 15:47 EDT
The scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle spoke Friday of his delight after researchers affirmed its existence, saying it was "nice to be right sometimes".
Jul 06, 2012 09:24 EDT
The British scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle spoke Friday of his delight after researchers affirmed its existence, saying it was "nice to be right sometimes".
Jul 05, 2012 03:51 EDT
Physicists said Thursday the potential discovery of the "God particle" was a gateway to a new era that could see humanity unlock some of the universe's great mysteries including dark matter.
Jul 04, 2012 20:02 EDT
After a quest spanning nearly half a century, physicists said Wednesday they had found a sub-atomic particle that may be the elusive Higgs boson, believed to confer mass on matter.
Jul 04, 2012 14:49 EDT
Following is a timeline of particle physics:
Jul 04, 2012 14:47 EDT
Here is a snapshot of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), leading the quest to identify a sub-atomic particle known as the Higgs boson, which is believed to confer mass.
Jul 04, 2012 11:44 EDT
Raucous applause more usually seen at a football match and tearful exchanges are not things you would associate with a meeting of the science community.
Jul 04, 2012 11:17 EDT
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking said Wednesday the Nobel Prize should be given to Peter Higgs, the man who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle.
Jul 04, 2012 07:59 EDT
Forty-eight years ago, British scientist Peter Higgs had a eureka moment when he realised there could be a particle that confers mass, one of the greatest puzzles in physics.
Jul 03, 2012 23:43 EDT
A nearly 50-year bid to explain a riddle of fundamental matter faces a key moment on Wednesday when physicists unveil fresh data in their search for a particle called the Higgs boson.