Particle Physics

 

Against a black background, yellow and blue cones, with their tips touching and pointing in different directions, can be seen in the upper right quarter of the image and in the lower left corner. In addition, yellow rectangles, some of which are grouped into larger structures, and isolated green lines pointing away from the points of contact of the cones, are distributed especially over the upper right third of the image in an indistinguishable pattern.

Detailed insights into the nature of the Higgs boson could help answer big open questions in physics more

Mounting of electrodes in the main spectrometer of the KATRIN experiment

New world record: Katrin experiment limits neutrino mass with unprecedented precision  more

Post from Rehovot / Israel

The physicist Elina Fuchs spent four years conducting research at the Weizmann Institute in Israel after receiving a scholarship from the Minerva Stiftung, a subsidiary from the Max Planck Society. She reports on generous hospitality, unusual public holidays and colleagues who were happy to help. more

The alchemy of neutron stars

Astronomers find out that the collision of these cosmic objects actually produces heavy elements more

A heavyweight candidate for dark matter

Researchers postulate a new particle and propose a method to prove its existence more

Electrons ride plasma wave

First successful test of the particle accelerators of the future more

The decay signature of the Higgs boson

ATLAS experiment observes that the elementary particle produces two bottom quarks as theoretically predicted more

Tracking the smallest particles

The Max Planck Institute for Physics commemorates its 100th anniversary more

Electron on the scale

A measurement of electron mass which is more precise by a factor of 13 could have an impact on the fundamental laws of physics more

Celebrity at stand-up reception

The Higgs particle gives mass to matter - and wings to experimental physicists more

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Against a black background, yellow and blue cones, with their tips touching and pointing in different directions, can be seen in the upper right quarter of the image and in the lower left corner. In addition, yellow rectangles, some of which are grouped into larger structures, and isolated green lines pointing away from the points of contact of the cones, are distributed especially over the upper right third of the image in an indistinguishable pattern.

Detailed insights into the nature of the Higgs boson could help answer big open questions in physics more

The alchemy of neutron stars

Astronomers find out that the collision of these cosmic objects actually produces heavy elements more

A heavyweight candidate for dark matter

Researchers postulate a new particle and propose a method to prove its existence more

Electrons ride plasma wave

First successful test of the particle accelerators of the future more

Tracking the smallest particles

The Max Planck Institute for Physics commemorates its 100th anniversary more

Electron on the scale

A measurement of electron mass which is more precise by a factor of 13 could have an impact on the fundamental laws of physics more

Celebrity at stand-up reception

The Higgs particle gives mass to matter - and wings to experimental physicists more

“The most important discovery in recent decades”

Interview with Sandra Kortner of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, who heads a Minerva junior research group at the ATLAS experiment of the LHC and also coordinates an international group of researchers who are using ATLAS to look for the Higgs particle. more

In a seminar held at CERN today, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. more

Atomic nuclei in the balance

Weighing atomic nuclei helps to answer far reaching questions in physics. As an example, how stars produce elements. However, to measure the mass of short-lived atomic nuclei scientists need to make use of sophisticated devices. more

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