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Latest experiment at Large Hadron Collider reports first results


By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

After a two-year hiatus, the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, began its second run of experiments in June, smashing together subatomic particles at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV)—the highest energy ever achieved in a laboratory. 327 more words


CERN-Large Hadron Collider

CERN is the Central European organization for Nuclear Research. It is the world’s first organization that has tried to find many unsolved mystery of physics. 302 more words

Physics, Empirical Evidence, and David Hume

A recent New York Times opinion piece, “A Crisis at the End of Science,” raises the somewhat-unexpected question of whether “physicists need empirical evidence to confirm their theories.” This is unexpected because empirical confirmation has been the foundation of the natural sciences since the beginnings of modern science. 911 more words


'New era' in physics as world's biggest particle smasher cranks up

From Channel NewsAsia, June 2015

The tests with collisions of 13 teraelectonvolts (TeV) came after a sweeping two-year revamp of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), used to prove the existence of the Higgs Boson – which confers mass and is also known as the God particle. 584 more words


The End of the Beginning

When I began this blog in early October of last year, I had no idea what to expect and only a slight idea of what I wanted to write about. 387 more words


dumb science

The Large Hadron Collider: A scientific divice that is able to make huge amounts of money disappear in a pointless endeavour. That’s clever.