Large Hadron Collider
Oct. 3, 2017—In subatomic collisions, physicists have found the signature of primordial cosmic soup, from which all the stuff in the universe formed, at lower energies and in smaller volume than ever before.
Oct. 2, 2015—Recent experiments at the world's largest atom smashers are producing liquid drops so small that they raise the question of how small a droplet can be and still remain a liquid.
Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt physicists played a leading role in the latest findings on the nature of the Higgs particle, which explains why objects have weight and mass.
Dec. 23, 2013—This year’s most popular research stories plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link between our three greatest health threats and more.
Jul. 6, 2012—Vandy physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider respond to the announcement that the collaboration has found a new subatomic particle that may be the long-sought Higgs boson.
May. 16, 2012—Four Vanderbilt researchers collaborated with scientists from the University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Kansas and MIT to describe the consistency of an unusual fluid produced when atoms of lead are smashed in the Large Hadron Collider.
Nov. 21, 2011— After the most complete search yet, the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland, reported that it has not found the much vaunted Higgs particle, ruling out a large portion of the energy range where it was most expected. The Higgs particle – also dubbed the “God particle” – is...
Mar. 15, 2011—If the latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is right, the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest atom smasher that started regular operation last year – could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time. “Our theory is a long shot,” admitted Weiler, who is a...