Category Archives: Particle Physics

What is the universe really made of?

The paperback edition of A Map of the Invisible is out now, and to help promote it we made a few videos on some of the themes in the book. Here’s the first one:  

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Ten years after the “Big Bang”

Ten years ago it was Wednesday, and at 10:28 in the morning Geneva time the first protons had just made the 27 km journey through the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The media referred to it as “Big Bang Day”, and … Continue reading

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Anti-protons, Dark Matter and Helium

First post of “Postcards from the Energy Frontier” at the Cosmic Shambles Network. A new measurement at CERN tells us something about the way particles travel through interstellar space. Which in turn may help a satellite on the International Space … Continue reading

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ATLAS and CMS results on Higgs decay to bottom quarks

This morning two results appeared on the arXiv: Observation of H→b anti-b decays and VH production with the ATLAS detector (from the ATLAS Collaboration) Observation of Higgs boson decay to bottom quarks (from the CMS Collaboration)

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