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Still making tracks: Eighty years of the positron

Eighty years ago today, Physical Review published a paper by Carl Anderson announcing the discovery of the positron – the electron’s antiparticle

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15 March, 2013

New results indicate that new particle is a Higgs boson

With two and a half times more data analysed than in July last year, ATLAS and CMS find that the new particle looks more and more like a Higgs boson

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14 March, 2013

The Standard Model, set in stone

A standing stone outside the CERN Control Centre neatly sums up our understanding of the universe

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11 March, 2013
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11 March, 2013

Explain it in 60 seconds: spin

Objects as large as a planet or as small as a photon can have the property of spin. Spin is also the reason we can watch movies in 3D.

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08 March, 2013
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08 March, 2013

A question of spin for the new boson

Physicists speaking today at the Moriond conference say that the new particle discovered at CERN last year is looking more and more like a Higgs boson

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06 March, 2013
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06 March, 2013

W boson published 30 years ago

On 24 February 1983 the journal Physics Letters B published a paper by the UA1 collaboration describing the discovery of the W boson

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25 February, 2013
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25 February, 2013

Fat antiatoms, laser beams and matter-antimatter asymmetry

An international team of collaborators are manipulating 'fat' antiatoms at the AEGIS experiment at CERN's Antiproton Decelerator

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12 February, 2013

Free the quarks: Calculating the strong force

Forty years ago quarks gained their freedom – at least theoretically – and the modern theory of the strong interaction began to emerge

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07 February, 2013

AEGIS completes installation

The recently installed AEGIS experiment will examine the effect of gravity on antimatter

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29 January, 2013
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29 January, 2013

Carrying the weak force: Thirty years of the W boson

On 25 January 1983, CERN physicists announced to the world the discovery of the W boson, an elementary particle that carries the weak force

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25 January, 2013