| Mar 12, 2014
Particle Fever" review: A review of the documentary film "Particle Fever" in the March 7 Calendar section said that the Large Hadron Collider was constructed near Lucerne, Switzerland. The location is near Geneva.
Downtown Las Vegas: An article in the...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Scientists have figured out a technique to measure gravity's effects on antimatter, that mysterious stuff so beloved of Dan Brown fans and physicists alike.
The achievement, made by the ALPHA collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider near Geneva,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Nearly 50 years after they proposed identical theories on how subatomic particles acquire mass, two European physicists were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for their conceptual research into the enigmatic Higgs particle.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:06 PM
If you’ve heard the news about the Nobel Prize in physics, you might be asking yourself: What is a Higgs boson anyway?
If you know one thing about the Higgs boson, it’s probably that it’s called the “God particle.” Leon...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:26 PM
This week's award of the Nobel Prize in physics to Peter Higgs of the University of Edinburgh and Francois Englert of the Free University of Brussels is a reminder of how the U.S. blew the chance to confirm their theory of the "Higgs boson."
| Apr 12, 2013
Eve of Destruction (Part 1) Friday, April 12; (Part 2) Saturday, April 13 ReelzChannel, 8pm ET/5pm PT (with encore airings at 1am ET/10pm PT) Well, you just knew they weren't going to get away with all that Large Hadron Collider business and not spawn a...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Stephen Hawking, a brilliant though handicapped physicist, has a solid place in history through his discovery of black holes in interstellar space. Unfortunately, he has long since moved outside his own expertise in saying repeatedly that there is no...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:00 PM
"You Think That's Bad"
By Jim Shepard
Knopf, $24.95, 222 pages
The intrepid British travel writer Freya Stark, best known for her wanderings in the Middle East before the midpoint of the twentieth century, was in remote precincts of Persia in the mid-...