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  • Large Hadron Collider Rival Tevatron 'Has Found Higgs boson', say Rumours

    07/13/2010 5:25:48 AM PDT · by lbryce · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 12, 2010 | Tom Chivers
    Tommaso Dorigo, a physicist at the University of Padua, has said in his blog that there has been talk coming out of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, that the Higgs has been discovered. The Tevatron, the huge particle accelerator at Fermi - the most powerful in the world after the LHC - is expected to be retired when the CERN accelerator becomes fully operational, but may have struck a final blow before it becomes obsolete. If one form of the rumour is to be believed - and Prof Dorigo is extremely circumspect about it - then it...
  • Fermilab Experiment Hints At Multiple Higgs Particles

    06/15/2010 9:41:08 PM PDT · by dila813 · 40 replies · 775+ views
    Slashdot ^ | Today | so-many-particles-mister-fermi dept.
    "Recent results from the Dzero experiment at the Tevatron particle accelerator suggest that those looking for a single Higgs boson particle should be looking for five particles, and the data gathered may point to new laws beyond the Standard Model. 'The DZero results showed much more significant "asymmetry" of matter and anti-matter — beyond what could be explained by the Standard Model. Bogdan Dobrescu, Adam Martin and Patrick J Fox from Fermilab say this large asymmetry effect can be accounted for by the existence of multiple Higgs bosons. They say the data point to five Higgs bosons with similar masses...
  • American Accelerator's Last Hurrah: 99.8% Certainty God Particle is Found

    07/05/2012 8:30:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | July 3, 2012 7:58 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    Tevatron presents strong evidence Higgs boson was observed, but LHC needed to provide final verificationTomorrow, while America celebrates July 4, mankind worldwide may celebrate a separate momentous event -- the discovery of the legendary Higgs boson. I. Riding Into the Sunset -- Tevatron Goes Out With a Bang The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will tomorrow hold a special press conference at 9 a.m.  The event will provide an update to the world on the progress in the search for the critical particle using the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most expensive laboratory apparatus in history.  Many physicists...
  • Puny US particle punisher finds strong evidence for God particle

    07/03/2012 3:00:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    The Register ^ | 3rd July 2012 09:30 GMT | Bríd-Áine Parnell
    The US particle collider Tevatron has jumped in just ahead of the Large Hadron Collider's results announcement this week to say that their machine has found the "strongest indication to date" of the God particle. The LHC's baby American cousin stopped bashing particles off each other back in March 2001 but the scientists have kept crunching the numbers from the 500 trillion collisions produced to wring the last drops of data out. Today, the boffins said their data "strongly point toward the existence of the Higgs boson" but we're still not there yet. “It is a real cliffhanger," the DZero...
  • Elusive Higgs Boson Particle Closer Than Ever, Scientists Say

    03/07/2012 5:02:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Yahoo/LiveScience.com ^ | March 7, 2012 | Clara Moskowitz
    New evidence makes it more likely than ever that 2012 will be the year physicists finally find the long-sought Higgs boson particle. The particle has been predicted as the explanation for why all other particles have mass. It has earned the nickname the "God Particle," largely from the popular media, though scientists haven't warmed to the name. Yet despite years of searching, scientists have yet to detect the Higgs boson directly. Now physicists at the Tevatron particle accelerator at Illinois' Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory report hints in their data that suggest the particle may exist with a mass between 115...
  • Tevatron atom smasher shuts after more than 25 years

    09/30/2011 6:26:20 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 28 replies
    BBC News Website ^ | September 30, 2011 | Paul Rincon, Science editor, BBC News website
    One of the world's most powerful "atom smashers", at the leading edge of scientific discovery for a quarter of a century, is about to shut down. The Tevatron facility near Chicago will fire its last particle beams on Friday after federal funding ran out. Housed in a 6km-long circular tunnel under the Illinois prairie, the Tevatron leaves behind a rich scientific legacy. This includes finding nature's heaviest elementary particle: the top quark. Since 1985, engineers have been accelerating bunches of proton and antiproton particles around the Tevatron's main ring at close to the speed of light, then smashing them together...
  • At Particle Lab, a Tantalizing Glimpse Has Physicists Holding Their Breaths

    04/10/2011 6:32:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5. 2011 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are planning to announce Wednesday that they have found a suspicious bump in their data that could be evidence of a new elementary particle or even, some say, a new force of nature. The results, if they hold up, could be a spectacular last hurrah for Fermilab’s Tevatron, once the world’s most powerful particle accelerator and now slated to go dark forever in September or earlier, whenever Fermilab runs out of money to operate it. “Nobody knows what this is,” said Christopher Hill, a theorist at Fermilab who was not part of the...
  • The Tevatron

    01/22/2011 8:27:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2010
    In Batavia, Ill. — just west of Chicago — you can walk along trails through a thousand-acre restored prairie filled with rare species like compass plant and rattlesnake master. From the edge of the prairie, you can see, as well, a four-mile ring of concrete and steel. That is the berm above the Tevatron, a high-energy subterranean racetrack for particle beams and the heart of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab. Since 1983, scientists have been using the Tevatron to create spectacular collisions between subatomic particles whose ghostly traces have helped reveal the fundamental constituents of matter, like the...
  • The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements

    08/25/2010 8:59:18 AM PDT · by decimon · 81 replies
    Stanford University ^ | August 23, 2010 | DAN STOBER
    When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics.> Checking data collected at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island and the Federal Physical and Technical Institute in Germany, they came across something even more surprising: long-term observation of the decay rate of silicon-32 and radium-226 seemed to show a small seasonal variation. The decay rate was ever so slightly faster in winter than in summer....
  • Higgs boson discovery rumours false, say Tevatron scientists (ARG!)

    07/13/2010 10:02:44 AM PDT · by Psycho_Bunny · 9 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 13 Jul 2010 | Tom Chivers
    Rumours that the Higgs boson - sometimes called the 'God particle' - has been detected by the Tevatron particle accelerator have been denied. A spokesman for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory told the Telegraph: "The rumour of evidence for the Higgs boson is just that: a rumour, with no factual basis. "Beyond that, we don't comment on rumours."
  • Large Hadron Collider rival Tevatron 'has found Higgs boson'

    07/12/2010 4:13:37 PM PDT · by TaraP · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | June 12th, 2010 | Tom Chivers
    Rumours are emerging from the rival to the Large Hadron Collider that the Higgs boson, or so-called "God particle", has been found. Tommaso Dorigo, a physicist at the University of Padua, has said in his blog that there has been talk coming out of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, that the Higgs has been discovered. The Tevatron, the huge particle accelerator at Fermi - the most powerful in the world after the LHC - is expected to be retired when the CERN accelerator becomes fully operational, but may have struck a final blow before it becomes obsolete....
  • A lighter Higgs makes particle hunt harder

    03/13/2009 10:04:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 760+ views
    Nature News ^ | 13 March 2009 | Eric Hand
    Longer search promised after physicists exclude heavy masses for the 'God particle'. The Higgs boson particle may be lighter — and the race to find it tougher — than particle physicists had hoped, according to the latest results from the Tevatron particle accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.Fermilab is still hunting the Higgs boson.Fermilab On 13 March, scientists there announced that they had ruled out a crucial part of the hunting ground for the 'God particle', thought to confer mass on all other matter.The results suggest that the Higgs boson is not a relatively high-mass particle,...
  • Physicists get closer to finding the 'God Particle'

    03/13/2009 8:04:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 2,200+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/09 | AFP
    CHICAGO (AFP) – Physicists have come closer to finding the elusive "God Particle," which they hope could one day explain why particles have mass, the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced Friday. Researchers at the Fermilab have managed to shrink the territory where the elusive Higgs Boson particle is expected to be found -- a discovery placing the American research institute ahead of its European rival in the race to discover one of the biggest prizes in physics. Physicists have long puzzled over how particles acquire mass. In 1964, a British physicist, Peter Higgs, came up with...
  • LHC Might Not Be Back Online Until 2010 or Later (Large Hadron Collider)

    12/01/2008 6:10:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 1,282+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/1/08 | Mark Wilson
    When the LHC first went down, it was believed that repairs could get the system up and running by April 2009. Then we saw repairs pushing the timeline back to summer 2009. But now, CERN has arrived at a fork in the road regarding LHC repairs. According to spokesperson James Gillies, the complicated repairs can be simplified into modest Plan A and Plan B approach. Plan A is a quick and dirty fix, getting the particle accelerator online as quickly as possible (late summer 2009) at the cost of operating at lower power. In this scenario, 3 of 8 pressure...