Posted: July 5th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Physics, Quantum Mechanics | Tags: CERN, God Particle, Higgs Boson, Large Hadron Collider, LHC, Peter Higgs, Professor Sir Peter Knight, The European Organisation for Nuclear Research | No Comments »
Scientists have discovered a sub-atomic particle they believe is crucial in the formation of the universe, or at least crucial to the Standard Model in physics and our current understanding of how our universe works.
Scientists in Geneva say the discovery still needs to be verified, but it is the strongest evidence yet that the – Higgs – particle exists.
Scientist have all but said the words “we’ve found it”
Professor Themis Bowcock, head of particle physics at the University of Liverpool said Based on CERN results there appears to be less than one chance in a million that this is a fake,” Professor Bowckock has worked on the Large Hedron Collider and says ” Very few physicists would privately argue that this is not a Higgs Particle”.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN – said in a statement that the particle is “consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson“.
Dr Rolf-Dieter Heuer, director General of CERN said in an interview that the discovery was ” a historic milestone.”
Dr. Heuer and others have said that it was too soon to know for sure that the new particle – wieghing in ata na acceptable 125 billion electron volts, and one of the heaviest sub-atomic particle yet discovered – is indeed the elusive Higgs boson :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 3rd, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Quantum Physics | Tags: CERN, God Particle, Higgs Boson, Large Hadron Collider, LHC, Peter Higgs, Professor Sir Peter Knight, The European Organisation for Nuclear Research | No Comments »
The last few months has been an itch for physicists and boffins alike, hints that CERN had discovered something big, the God Particle? Scientists have wrestled with this elusive Higgs boson particle for the last half a century. In mid December last year CERN made an almost announcement on Higgs: Higgs Boson: ‘The God Particle’ Nearly, But Not Quite!? Earlier we pinned hopes on Higgs boson with: Sorry Albert!! and who can forget the furor created by Opera: Faster Than The Speed of Light.
So will the mystery be solved, we think not… physicists are once again building the hype. Anyone who expects a solid confirmation of the death of Relativity is not living on the same plain as the physicists who juggle sub-atomic particles.
No doubt a major milestone in solving the decades-old puzzle about the nature of matter will be announced tomorrow night, most likely a teaser though. The results of what scientists are calling an extremely important experiment will be announced in Geneva – where the international High Energy Physics conference is taking place – tomorrow, at 5pm Australia time, TUNE IN for an update.
The findings may, or may not, confirm existing theories of the way the universe – and our world – are held together. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN – has been leading the search for the Higgs boson, an elusive sub-atomic particle dubbed the “God Particle”, which is believed to confer mass :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 16th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Tecnoid | Tags: BCNET, CalTech, CANARIE, CERN, Communications, Data Transfer, Fiber Optic, Fibre Optic, High-energy Physics, LHC, SuperComputing 2011, Telecommunication, University of Victoria Computing Centre, UVIC | No Comments »
A team of international researchers has set a new data transfer record. A memory to memory data transfer rate of of 186 gigabits a second. The team cranked up the network at the SuperComputing 2011 conference in Seattle in mid-November. Transferring data in opposite directions over a wide-area network circuit. The rate is equivalent to moving two million gigabytes per day, fast enough to transfer nearly 100,000 full Blu-ray disks – each with a complete movie and all the extras – a day. The researchers reached transfer rates of 98 gigabits per second between the University of Victoria Computing Centre located in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Coupled with a simultaneous data rate of 88 Gbps in the opposite direction the team reached the astounding two-way data rate of 186 Gbps to break their own previous peak-rate record of 119 Gbps set in 2009. READ MORE