I’ve been busy with meetings most of the day but couldn’t resist a quick post to catch up on the exciting events at CERN. Today is the day that the… 317 more words
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The smallest things in the universe may answer its biggest questions.
Thomas McCarthy (TM), a Carleton PhD student, is one of about 3,000 physicists from around the world co-operating on the ATLAS experiment, which built one of the seven particle detectors in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). 678 more words
At lunchtime today I was lucky enough to get a tour of the ATLAS particle experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. A friend of mine works there and he arranged to take a few of us – and some lucky strangers who were stuck on the tour with us – to see the underground experiment. 518 more words
This morning Cern council selected Fabiola Gianotti as the organisation’s next director general. The appointment will be formalised at the December session of council, and Dr Gianotti’s mandate will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years. 592 more words
Ever wondered what everything’s made of, how the universe works or how it began?
According to the theories and discoveries of the last decades, everything in the universe is found to be made from a few basic building blocks called fundamental particles, governed by four fundamental forces. 692 more words