GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who has been living in space aboard the ISS (International Space Ship) as Commander of Expedition 35 has been actively tweeting photos and videos from space, including these images of the Swiss Alps and of Geneva, taken last week.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Cern’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) has just delivered its first measurements from the International Space Station and while they don’t provide a clear signal for dark matter in space, it appears likely they soon will be able to do so. The AMS is the first experiment of its type to measure to [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Scientists from Cern officially presented their latest findings on the long-sought Higgs-Boson Thursday at a conference, saying that the massive amount of data treated since the “discovery” particle was announced in July 2012 makes it appear increasingly likely that this is a Higgs boson. “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Cern has completed its LHC (Large Hadron Collider) first three-year running period, which, the Geneva organization says “has seen major advances in physics, including the discovery of a new particle that looks increasingly like the long–sought Higgs boson, announced on 4 July 2012. And during the last weeks of the run, the [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The BBC carries a major science story Monday 12 November, on the possible death at Cern in Geneva of hopes for “supersymmetry”, also known as Susy. “SUSY has gained popularity as a way to explain some of the inconsistencies in the traditional theory of subatomic physics known as the Standard Model. The [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Six astronauts are making waves in the Geneva area this week, first with a walk in Chamonix Monday 23 July to lay a “historic milestone” awarded by the European Physical Society, then with a conference open to the public Tuesday at the Theatre de Leman and finally with an exchange with scientists [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Nasa Commander Mark Kelly and wife, former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will be among the six astronauts -and their spouses- that will visit Cern next week. The 25 July visit will highlight the astronauts last mission to the space shuttle Endeavour in May 2011, code-named STS-134. At that mission an Alpha Magnetic [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – To say the excitement among scientists is great would be a gross understatement; certainly the nervousness of Joe Incandela,CMSExperiment spokesperson is palpable: the world of physics is learning this morning that one of the most important scientific discoveries in decades has actually been made. Has the Higgs boson particle been found by [...]