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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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CERN Is Seeking Secrets of the Universe, or Maybe Opening the Portals of Hell

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CERN Is Seeking Secrets of the Universe, or Maybe Opening the Portals of Hell

GENEVA—The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is gearing up for another run at smashing particles together to unlock the secrets of the universe. That means anticipating a new round of conspiracy theories that its real aim is to blast open a gateway for apocalyptic demons. Never mind that a few years ago, CERN scientists discovered a particle crucial to the understanding of physical matter. Many Internet commenters want to talk about how CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile subterranean loop that smashes particles at nearly the speed of light, may breach another dimension and unleash the forces of...

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Excitement grows as Large Hadron Collider hints at new particle

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Excitement grows as Large Hadron Collider hints at new particle

When hundreds of physicists gathered this week in La Thuile, an old mining town in the heart of the Italian alps, one short and simple question hung in the cool, crisp air: is it real? The source of their fascination, and no little excitement, was light. Not the sunlight that made the snow glint on the mountains in the Aosta valley, but light inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) across the border near Geneva. The machine had detected more photons than expected as it smashed particles beneath the quiet Swiss countryside. The brief flashes of light might be the first...

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Large Hadron Collider results may hint at a new era of physics

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Large Hadron Collider results may hint at a new era of physics

Are we about to enter a new era of physics? Data collected by the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland may have identified particle activity that doesn’t fit the standard laws of physics. The analysis by scientists including physicists at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) could have huge scientific implications. “There are some indications that physicists working at the LHC accelerator at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva may see the first traces of physics beyond the current theory which describes the structure of matter,” said the IFJ PAN, in...

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Next Higgs? Atom smasher probes highest energies yet

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Next Higgs? Atom smasher probes highest energies yet

Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher have made a precise tally of the jumbled cascade of particles produced when two proton beams are smashed together. The results could help researchers discover new types of particles, akin to the now-famous Higgs boson. Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland sent two beams of protons hurtling in opposite directions and crashed them together at the highest energy level yet achieved at the LHC. The research is part of the CMS experiment, which stands for Compact MuonSolenoid. For each of the 150,000 proton-proton collisions the researchers identified, about 22 charged...

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