An elite team of American astronomers may have finally proved the existence of the elusive gravitational waves, the ripples of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, in 1916.
Researchers, running the IceCube Neutrino Observatory buried deep in the Antarctic ice, have collected more evidence to confirm the existence of the ‘high-energy astronomical messengers,’ neutrinos.
The discovery of a magnetic field oriented to the left could provide scientists with clue to explain a long-standing mystery, the dominance of matter over antimatter in the early universe.
There are many unanswered questions about the universe that keep scientists awake at night, theories like the birth, evolution, symmetries and consistency of the universe remain a puzzle for physicists.
After two years undergoing upgrades, the CERN Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for a new round of experiments, and things could get interesting this time. If scientists detect miniature black holes when using the Large Hadron Collider it could prove the existence of parallel universes and possibly disprove the Big Bang theory.
Two extraordinary events are underway in February in science and technology, the first in quantum physics and the other in computer security. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN will be brought back online next month to face its next challenge, to seek evidence confirming the validity of extensions to the Standard Model of physics in general, and the ominously-named ‘dark matter’, in particular.
A gigantic but fleeting burst of radio waves has been caught in the act for the first time, helping to narrow down the vast array of things that might cause them. Figuring out what these fast radio bursts – sometimes called blitzars – are or where they come from could help answer some of the biggest cosmological questions.
Dark matter is something that an astronomer or scientist cannot observe through ordinary telescopes. It does not emit or absorb light, and is considered responsible for holding all the normal matter in the universe together. Normal matter is something which can be observed and recorded through available means of technology. This article lists some very interesting facts about dark matter.
Physics is weird. There is no denying that. Particles that don’t exist except as probabilities; time that changes according to how fast you’re moving; cats that are both alive and dead until you open a box. We’ve put together a collection of 5 of the strangest facts we can find. If you feel we’ve missed any of your favourite physics weirdnesses off the list, do tell us that as well.
When CERN announced last year that they had discovered the Higgs Boson they captured the public’s’ imagination. With it’s monumental nickname as the “God Particle,” and its impressive origins, CERN had found the particle by smashing together tiny particles in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Higgs Boson became a particle physics celebrity.