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CERN ALPHA first ever optical spectroscopy of a pure anti-atom

Researchers at CERN in Geneva has for the first time investigated the properties of antimatter atoms. The ALPHA experiment at CERN’s antimatter factory reports first ever optical spectroscopy of a pure anti-atom.  

Yale University: Jonathan Butterworth, “Research at the Energy Frontier: What, Why, and How?”

Jonathan Butterworth, an experimental particle physicist, is head of the Physics and Astronomy Department at University College London. His current research is on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where he has led a UCL group that contributed to the tracking, trigger, and software for the experiment. His work has focused …

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CERN: LHC animation | The path of the protons

This animation shows how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works. The film begins with an aerial view of CERN near Geneva, with outlines of the accelerator complex, including the underground Large Hadron Collider (LHC), 27-km in circumference. The positions of the four largest LHC experiments, ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb are revealed before we see …

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The Royal Institution: Smashing Physics | With Jon Butterworth and Brian Cox

CERN physicist Jon Butterworth gives his inside account of the hunt for the Higgs, followed by a Q&A with Brain Cox. The discovery of the Higgs boson was the culmination of the largest scientific experiment ever performed, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. But what really is a Higgs boson and …

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The discovery of the Higgs Boson by CERN

  Three videos published by CERN in the wake of the discovery of the Higgs Boson; an interview with Peter Higgs and with explanations of the magnitude and relevance of the discovery.