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A new LHC: 10 things to look out for

Through an extraordinary routine, the most powerful machine built by humankind is slowly but surely gearing up for its relaunch in March 2015. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), straddling the national borders of France and Switzerland, will reawaken after two years of upgrades and fixes to smash protons at nearly twice the energy it did during its first run that ended in March 2012. 729 more words

Science & Technology

LHC Revs-Up for Most Powerful Particle Collisions Ever


After a 2 year pause in collisions in the LHC for maintenance and upgrades, the accelerator is on track to be powered up again in March 2015 to begin a new era of ultra-high energy particle collisions by the following May. 115 more words

Calabi-Yau Manifolds and Moduli Stabilization

For better or worse, string theory dominates modern research in theoretical physics. Naively, you might expect a theory consisting of tiny strings to be pretty simple. 781 more words


Review Articles - Particle Physics, String Theory, Supersymmetry and Supergravity

A list of useful reviews on various aspects of string theory, branes, etc. is at http://theory.tifr.res.in/~iqubal/stringrev.html. There are links to TASI lectures as well as review articles by prominent string theorists. 46 more words

Particle Physics

Introduction to Particle Physics Part 4: Beyond the Standard Model

We know the Standard Model can’t be everything, as it only explains 3 of the fundamental forces of nature (the missing one being gravity). When we look out into the universe, we see that galaxies are spinning at the wrong speeds, that things that should be unstable are stable and that galactic clusters are bending light more than they should. 324 more words

Higgs Boson

That's a Higgs but how many?

CMS and ATLAS collaborations are yet up to work producing results from the datasets obtained in the first phase of activity of LHC. The restart is really near the corner and, maybe already the next summer, things can change considerably. 373 more words