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It’s been said that every ending marks a new beginning. So it is with the search for the Higgs boson, an elusive elementary particle that has captured the attention and imagination of scientists and the general public alike. In what appears to be a landmark discovery, scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Europe...
Northern Illinois University particle physicists and thousands of their colleagues across the world are looking forward to fireworks of a different sort on the Fourth of July. Just yesterday, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia announced that scientists there – after more than 10 years of gathering and analyzing data produced by the laboratory’s Tevatron...
Three Ph.D. students in the Department of Physics — all of whom are members of NIU’s team of researchers working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), based at the CERN research facility near Geneva, Switzerland — recently have won highly competitive awards. Chad Suhr was awarded a one-year $30,000 fellowship from theArgonne National Laboratory to continue...