This supercomputer crunches Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data

Launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), "Gordon" recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Advanced laser system could power the next Large Hadron Collider

An international team of scientists has proposed an advanced laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Higgs Boson confusion: Is this the God Particle?

At the Moriond Conference today, international scientists associated with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) presented preliminary new results that offer further details about an enigmatic particle discovered last year.

Higgs data indicates our universe is unstable

Our universe could one day be wiped out by a new one that bubbles up inside it and replaces it, a Fermilab scientist says.

Supersymmetry theory thrown into a spin

In a blow to the highly-popular theory of supersymmetry, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN have spotted one of the rarest particle decays ever seen in nature.

CERN announces new particle is 'consistent' with Higgs

In one of the most widely-flagged scientific discoveries in history, CERN scientists have announced that they've finally pinned down the existence of the Higgs boson, with near-certainty.

CERN discovers new particle

Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator have discovered their first brand-new baryon, a particle consisting of three quarks.

LHC reaches highest energy level yet

CERN yesterday ramped the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) up to record levels, ahcieving a collision energy of 8 TeV.

CERN boosts LHC power in hunt for Higgs boson

CERN has announced that it plans to boost the energy of the large Hadron Collider (LHC) this year, with the aim of gathering as much data as possible before it goes into a planned shutdown.

LHC ATLAS experiment recreated in LEGO

Irritated, perhaps, by CERN's tardiness in producing a Higgs boson for our delectation, a Danish scientist has produced a detailed model of the Large Hadron Collider's ATLAS experiment - made from LEGO.

LHC team finds new type of boson

Well, it may not be the elusive Higgs boson, but scientists monitoring the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider say they've clear evidence of one new particle at least.

'Hints' found of Higgs boson, says CERN

Well, no definite proof - but scientists at CERN say they've seen 'tantalising hints' of the Higgs boson, and that they've narrowed the range of mass it could have - if it exists.

CERN seeks volunteers to help with virtual atom smashing

CERN is asking for your help in looking for the Higgs boson - not that it thinks you've got one down the back of the sofa or anything.

Scientists may have spotted Higgs boson

The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson - rather misleadingly known as the God particle - may be nearing its end.

Could Large Hadron Collider be world's first time machine?

The Large Hadron Collider could - just possibly - be capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time.

Universe started off as a liquid, LHC experiments show

The ALICE detector team at CERN has discovered that the very early universe consisted of a hot, dense liquid, rather than a gas.

LHC back up and running to produce mini Big Bang

Just four days after shutting down the Large Hadron Collider's proton running experiments, CERN has completed the transition to lead-ion running and has recorded its first collisions.

LHC starts new set of experiments

The Large Hadron Collider is about to enter a new phase of operation, with proton running for this year concluding successfully this morning. For the rest of the year, lead ions will be accelerated and brought into collision in the machine for the first time.

LHC sets new speed record

The large Hadron Collider (LHC) has set a new record, accelerating particles to the highest speed yet.