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Why Conspiracy Theorists Are Obsessed With CERN

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Why Conspiracy Theorists Are Obsessed With CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, was established in 1954 in Switzerland by 12 member states. Since then, it's swelled to 22 member states and has made dozens of important discoveries, including the Higgs boson, or "god" particle, and invention of the World Wide Web. But a powerful scientific laboratory like this is ripe for conspiracy theories — especially after it turned on the Large Hadron Collider. For a while before it hit the "on" button, people feared the Large Hadron Collider might destroy Earth, being the largest machine in the world used to smash subatomic particles together....

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider would have found ghosts if they existed says scientist

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider would have found ghosts if they existed says scientist

There are countless conspiracy theories surrounding ghosts and paranormal activity, and while it shouldn't need explaining to anyone who has a scientific mind, Brian Cox has stressed why such apparitions are "inconceivable." Speaking on his BBC Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage, the University of Manchester professor explained that if ghosts existed, CERN's Large Hadron Collider would have found them by now. "If we want some sort of pattern that carries information about our living cells to persist, then we must specify precisely what medium carries that pattern, and how it interacts with the matter particles out of which...

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CERN Physicists Just Observed Antimatter For The First Time

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CERN Physicists Just Observed Antimatter For The First Time

The more we seem to learn (or think we learn) about the universe, the stranger and more mysterious it seems. Recent developments in physics and quantum field theory is showing that the nature of reality probably isn’t what it appears to be to our weak, limited human sensory perception. While our senses allow us to perceive only a very narrow band of matter and energy, physicists have known for some time now that other types of matter such as dark matter or antimatter exist which are impossible for us or our current technology to perceive. Until now, that is. For...

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We May Have To Add A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature

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We May Have To Add A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, made a peculiar finding in December of 2015: a particle that doesn't fit anywhere in the standard model of particle physics. If this particle is confirmed as a new sort altogether, it could change everything we know about the universe. Currently, everything you see in the world is governed by the four fundamental forces of nature: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. This new particle could mean a fifth force. This new particle hasn't yet been confirmed, but particle physicists have submitted about 300 papers to...

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Mon May 16 - Scott Edward Ely - CERN Large Hadron Collider Beauty Experiment

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Mon May 16 - Scott Edward Ely - CERN Large Hadron Collider Beauty Experiment

Scott Edward Ely was born and raised near San Francisco California, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012. As an undergraduate, he was a researcher for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at CERN in Geneva, focusing on the development of silicon strip particle detectors (SSD’s). Scott is currently a PhD student at Syracuse University studying High Energy Physics under the guidance of Prof. Marina Artuso. Currently stationed at CERN, he continues hardware research for the LHCb detector upgrade. Scott is also working to analyze the most recent data...

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