Even Scientists Get Bored

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Symmetry: An Opera Inside the Large Hadron Collider

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Ruben VanLeer wrote and directed this dance/opera that was performed inside the Large Hadron Collider. Symmetry is quite possibly the first film to combine opera and particle physics. It is scheduled to premier during the Cindans film festival on March 14th.

Finding Those Elusive Neutrinos

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Now that the Large Hadron Collider has apparently found the Higgs Boson, a sort of malaise set over some of the scientists behind the project. What do you do next with a 17-mile underground ring? And will there be a successor—an even larger collider of hadrons?

The Largest Particle Accelerator Is 4 Galaxies Slamming Together

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Five billion light-years from earth, there's a massive galactic pileup unfolding in slow motion. As four clusters of galaxies plow into each other, thousands of individual galaxies are colliding—creating huge amounts of cosmic chaos and a lot of energy.

New images of this phenomenon—one of the largest galactic mergers on record—suggest it's also producing more than just pretty pictures. It's also serving as quite possibly the largest particle accelerator of all time, besting the exquisitely engineered Large Hadron Collider one million times over.

And That's How Science Works

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Well Said, Mr. Cox

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Particle Physics 505: So That's Where It Was

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