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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It is expected to address some of the most...

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String Theory Demystified by David McMahon

String Theory DemystifiedDavid McMahonMcGraw-Hill ProfessionalAugust 21, 2008UNRAVEL the mystery of STRING THEORY Trying to understand string...

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​After refit, Large Hadron Collider resumes hunt for new Higgs

The European particle accelerator takes an important step in the second phase of its hunt for more Higgs bosons, dark matter and other mysteries of the universe.

By April 5, 2015


​With restart, Large Hadron Collider to search beyond Higgs boson

Maybe the "God particle" has undiscovered siblings. Maybe dark matter can be detected. After a two-year hiatus, physicists hope they might find the answers.

By March 12, 2015


Higgs boson theory nets Nobel for pair of physicists

The prestigious award goes to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who a half-century ago independently proposed what became the Higgs boson, discovered in 2012.

By October 8, 2013


Understanding the Higgs boson

Caltech's Mark Wise on why researchers are on the chase for this elusive subatomic particle.

By July 4, 2012


CERN physicists find hint of Higgs boson

The Large Hadron Collider detected events that could pin down the mass of the elusive subatomic particle, but there's still plenty of uncertainty.

By December 13, 2011


Has Higgs been discovered? Rumors of watershed news build

Rumors are flying about an update tomorrow on the search for the long-sought Higgs boson at Europe's Large Hadron Collider.

By December 12, 2011


LHC's record intensity speeds Higgs search

Squeezing more bunches of protons onto the particle accelerator's beams increases the data-gathering rate--and the odds the Higgs boson will turn up at CERN.

By April 22, 2011


LHC firing on all cylinders, but no Higgs boson yet

The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator has moved rapidly from tentative operation to scientific results, researchers say at a Paris conference.

By July 26, 2010


Large Hadron Collider: Touring the physics frontier

With the Large Hadron Collider experiments under way, physicists are getting new data to anchor their theories.

By July 6, 2010


Interview: Inside CERN with an LHC scientist

We interview one of the physicists looking for the Higgs boson at CERN. He talks to us about what it's like working at the geekiest place on Earth -- stand by for science!

By November 27, 2009