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from New Scientist1 November 2011As researchers start analysing the new data, the LHC is switching to colliding lead ions for four weeks, starting on 5 November. These collisions produce pockets of very dense and hot matter, recreating the conditions in the first moments after the big bang.
from symmetry breaking1 November 2011Stanford University announced today that Persis S. Drell, director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has decided to return to her position as a faculty member.
from Nature28 October 2011This year’s hunt for the Higgs boson is drawing to a close. On 30 October, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, will end its 2011 run of the proton–proton collisions that search for the elusive particle, thought to give other fundamental particles their mass.
from Time26 October 2011Like Hollywood legends Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn, dark energy and dark matter are completely unrelated, even though they share a name.
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