Striking papercraft illustrations celebrate CERN and the Higgs Boson

As part of their 2012 retrospective, French newspaper Le Monde commissioned design studio Zim & Zou to create a series of papercraft illustrations as part of an article on CERN's advancements in seeking the Higgs Boson. The cover illustration gives us a lovely interpretation of particle collision based on the Large… » 1/19/13 11:30am 1/19/13 11:30am

Watch the entire Large Hadron Collider zombie movie—shot at CERN—online…

We were excited to hear about Decay, the movie filmed by physics PhD students at CERN's Large Hadron Collider facility. Now you can watch the entire 75-minute film on YouTube and see what happens when you give physicists a camera, some zombie makeup, and access to one of the world's top research facilities. » 12/08/12 2:00pm 12/08/12 2:00pm

Physics PhD students make a zombie movie at the Large Hadron Collider…

Think you've seen every single twist on the zombie movie? Decay has something that no other zombie flick does: the Large Hadron Collider. A group of Physics PhD students filmed their horror movie against the photogenic particle accelerator, cooking up a Higgs Boson-driven plot about a physics experiment awry. Watch… » 10/28/12 7:30am 10/28/12 7:30am

The Large Hadron Collider may soon prove supersymmetry theory is wrong

Supersymmetry holds that all the subatomic particles we know have counterparts that are almost exactly the same, only much, much heavier. But the Large Hadron Collider hasn't found any supersymmetric particles yet, and they're running out of places to hide. Will we have to come up with a new model for subatomics? » 3/01/11 4:00pm 3/01/11 4:00pm

Black Holes Could Be Brewing Under Switzerland by Late 2009

Sounds like repairs are going swimmingly on the world's most gigantic physics experiment, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Last year, a pipe broke in the newly-built facility, spilling tons of liquid helium everywhere and setting back the experiment by over a year. But now it looks as if we'll be seeing data… » 2/06/09 2:44pm 2/06/09 2:44pm

Will the Global Economic Crisis Kill the Large Hadron Collider?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's biggest physics experiment, was all set to start up a few months ago - its miles of underground tunnels would provide answers to deep physics questions about the nature of everything from atoms to black holes. And then it broke. Big time. Six tons of ultra-cold liquid… » 11/17/08 10:58am 11/17/08 10:58am