From CERN, Jan. 20, 2023: CERN is celebrating the completion of civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider. This will improve its performance by increasing the number of particle collisions and boosting the potential for discoveries. The HL-LHC is expected to start operating in 2029.
From Prospect, August 29, 2022: The LHC is back running now colliding more intense beams, generating more collisions and collecting more data to sift. Fermilab’s Muon g-2 results offered an intriguing hint about muons that the LHC can follow up on by looking for new particles directly and the behavior it should induce in particles we know about.
From Coast to Coast with George Noory, August 17, 2022: Fermilab’s senior scientist Don Lincoln talks about his time working on the Tevatron at Fermilab and the LHC at CERN. Listen to find out more about the restart of the LHC and the big mysteries in astronomy regarding dark matter and how galaxies defy physics.
From Science News, August 17, 2022: Emily Conover explains the “intrinsic” charm of protons. A new analysis of experimental results and theoretical calculations in Nature hopes to unveil a better understanding of one of the most important particles in the universe.
From Science News, August 15, 2022: W bosons are particles that transmit the weak force, which is responsible for certain types of radioactive decay. Last April, Fermilab researchers reported the W boson was more massive than predicted, hinting that something may be amiss with the standard model. Now a team of scientists with ATLAS at the LHC are reporting rare boson triplets which continues to test the standard model for any cracks.