The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, will be holding a news seminar the morning of July 4 in order to announce new results from the ATLAS and CMS … [Read full article]
“Telltale signs: The snapshot of a particle collision in the CMS detector shows decay products of a Xi_b^* baryon. Easily recognizable are, among other things, the two muons (red … [Read full article]
Physicists attending the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Symposium in Paris this week have reported the results of their data analysis from recent proton collision experiments, and their preliminary findings just … [Read full article]
Previous theoretical predictions by solar scientists have asserted that the Earth’s geo-magnetic field, or magnetosphere, should be capable of trapping or containing anti-matter. Now comes confirmation, via the international PAMELA satellite mission, of a narrow band of anti-protons trapped between the inner and outer Van Allen radiation belts, part of the Earth’s magnetosphere. The discovery constitutes “the most abundant source of antiprotons near the Earth.” The trapped anti-matter may one day provide a fuel source for spacecraft.