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30 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider submitted a paper to Physical Review Letters claiming that they’d discovered a new Baryon particle. This is the Xi_b^*0 – which is composed of three quarks: a strange quark, a beauty quark, and an up quark.
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30 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
A never-before-seen subatomic particle has popped into existence inside the world's largest atom smasher, bringing physicists a step closer to unraveling the mystery of how matter is put together in the universe.
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30 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator have discovered their first brand-new baryon, a particle consisting of three quarks.
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29 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
It has not discovered the Higgs Boson — not yet, anyway — but the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator has revealed a never-before-discovered particle comprised of three quarks.
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29 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
Scientists running the Large Hadron Collider, aka the "big bang machine", announced Friday they've discovered a brand new particle during one of their experiments.
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27 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Physics
*/ The CMS experiment has submitted a paper for publication describing the first observation of a new, excited bottom (or beauty) baryon known as the Ξ*b0, with a statistical significance of more than 5 standard deviations (5σ) above the expected...
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27 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | External news (e.g. BBC)
No, unfortunately not yet the discovery of the century. Still, the new particle found by CMS in its 2011 dataset is a very important piece of the puzzle of low-energy spectroscopy. Here "low" should be taken with a pinch of salt: the new particle,...
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20 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
An application using real event data from CMS has won “Best Science” prize in a public “Science Hack Day” held in Nairobi between 13th and 15th April 2012. Science Hack days bring together a wide range of enthusiastic members of the public to...
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20 Apr 2012 | Lucas Taylor | Collaboration
Tejinder (Jim) Virdee, CMS co-founder and former Spokesperson (2006-2010), was today elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of the UK. Royal society fellows are “the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and...
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18 Apr 2012 | Achintya Rao | Collaboration
The Year-End Technical Stop or YETS, when the LHC takes its annual break, seemed like a quiet time to those outside CERN. After all, there were no collisions taking place and the CMS detector was not operating 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week....
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16 Apr 2012 | Andre Tinoco Mendes | Collaboration
A new year with new energy and new luminosities: 2012 holds the promise to close the question on the existence (or absence) of a Standard Model Higgs boson. Besides the obvious challenges posed by the LHC restart at a higher energy and a much...
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16 Apr 2012 | Archana Sharma | Collaboration
As high-energy particle physics pushes exploration at energy and luminosity frontiers, experiments are becoming increasingly complex – and this, in turn, drives the need for developments in particle detectors and their associated technologies....
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