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Mar 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.
Jan 4, 2013 at 8:38 AM
The world's largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March, as engineers carry out a revamp to help it reach maximum energy levels that could lead to more stunning discoveries following the detection of the so-called "God particle."
Nov 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Scientists hoping to detect dark matter deep in a former South Dakota gold mine have taken the last major step before flipping the switch on their delicate experiment and say they may be ready to begin collecting data as early as February.
Oct 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
UO Knight Professor Jim Brau is a leading scientist in the new discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson particle. Brau shared his findings on the "God Particle" at a public lecture on campus on Monday.
Jul 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM
While much of the world was celebrating the international cooperation that led to last week's breakthrough in identifying the existence of the Higgs boson particle, many in India were smarting over what they saw as a slight against one of their greatest scientists.
Jul 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Jake Searcy heard about an atom smasher under construction in Switzerland when he was in high school and thought, "How cool would that be?"

The University of Oregon graduate student from New Mexico spent 2 1/2 years in...
Jul 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM
Jake Searcy heard about an atom smasher under construction in Switzerland when he was in high school and thought, "How cool would that be?"
Jul 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM
"We have now found the missing cornerstone of particle physics," Rolf Heuer, director of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), told scientists.
Jul 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.
Jul 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM
Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought "God particle" answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.
Mar 7, 2012 at 8:24 AM
More scientists are getting closer in the search for the "God particle" of physics that would help explain the fundamentals of the universe, but they haven't found it yet.
Dec 13, 2011 at 8:32 AM
Scientists hunting for an elusive sub-atomic particle say they've found "intriguing hints" - but not definitive proof - that it exists, narrowing down the search for what is believed to be a basic building block of the universe. The researchers...
Sep 29, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Aside from the slogan on the water tower that reads "City of Energy," there is little in this leafy Chicago suburb of gently rolling hills to indicate that it has been the center of the universe when it comes to studying, well - the universe.
Jul 25, 2011 at 8:40 AM
Scientists will find a long-sought theoretical particle - or rule out that it exists - by the end of 2012, the director of the world's largest atom smasher predicted Monday.
Mar 30, 2010 at 5:39 PM
The world's largest atom smasher threw together minuscule particles racing at unheard of speeds in conditions simulating those just after the Big Bang - a success that kick-started a megabillion-dollar experiment that could one day explain how the universe began.