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News 2011

We wish you a merry Higgsmass - perhaps?

13 December 2011

ATLASIn a seminar held at CERN today, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. Their results are based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the...

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News in the hunt for the Higgs particle

13 December 2011

News in the hunt for the Higgs particleThere is a live link from CERN, where researchers, including researchers from NBI, are taking part in the hunt for the Higgs particle. For 45 years they have been looking for this particle, which according to the...

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The ATLAS detector build in Lego

23 November 2011

The ATLAS detector build in LegoThe newest contribution to the Discovery Center family is a 1:50 scale model of the ATLAS detector, build in Lego. It gives a unique chance for showing the public a fun and alternative way.

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LHC starts heavy ion runs in november

27 October 2011

LHC starts heavy ion runs in novemberOn November 14 the LHC will start its second heavy ion run, where once again lead-ions will be collided at the highest energies available. The goal is to deliver 5 times the amount of data delivered during last years.

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LHC has passed 5 fb^-1

25 October 2011

LHC has passed 5 fb^-1LHC has passed the legendary 5 fb-1 data amount mark! It was originally believed that only 1 fb-1 was possible with the LHC, and if everything went perfect 3 fb-1 could be obtainable.

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Discovery scientists P.H. Damgaard and A. Tranberg lecture on Danish National TV

17 October 2011

Discovery scientists P.H. Damgaard and A. Tranberg lecture on Danish National TVThe Danish National TV station 'DR2' runs a series of programs with lectures for the public. As part of this, a whole session was dedicated to Albert Einstein and his greatest scientific discovies.

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Emil Bjerrum-Bohr becomes member of the Young Academy

27 September 2011

Emil Bjerrum-Bohr becomes member of the Young AcademyThe Young Academy is a new independent platform for young scientists in all branches of sciences and a newly formed academic institution in Denmark under The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters.

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Particle faster than light

23 September 2011

Particle faster than lightBrand new data from CERN indicates a particle that moves faster than the speed of light. It breaks with everything that physicists have been relying on since Einstein put forward the theory of relativity.

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Emil Bjerrum-Bohr receives prestigious Junior Group Leader grant from the Lundbeck Foundation

26 August 2011

Emil Bjerrum-Bohr receives prestigious Junior Group Leader grant from the Lundbeck FoundationDiscovery Center scientist Emil Bjerrum-Bohr has been awarded 10 million kroner by the Lundbeck Foundation to establish his own research group at the Discovery Center and the NBIA.

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Fencing in the Higgs

25 August 2011

Fencing in the HiggsThe elusive Higgs particle is running out of places to hide. The Higgs is the missing link in the Standard Model for particle physics, namely the mechanism that provides mass to all the other particles in the world.

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ESS Science Symposia launched at the Niels Bohr International Academy in Copenhagen

18 July 2011

ESS Science Symposia launched at the Niels Bohr International Academy in CopenhagenThe first ESS Science Symposium at Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) was held in Copenhagen in late June, an NBIA conference on ESS research that initiates a series of annual workshops...

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New results about the primordial universe from the CERN experiments

25 May 2011

New results about the primordial universe from the CERN experiments The three LHC-experiments (ALICE, ATLAS and CMS), which study lead-collisions have presented their latest results at the international Quark Matter 2011 conference, held in Annecy in France with over 750 participants...

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The LHC recovers after technical stop

19 May 2011

The LHC recovers after technical stopAfter setting an intensity world record of 4.67 x 1032cm-2s-1, the Large Hadron Collider has been down for a short technical stop.
 

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Discovery strongly represented at the Quark Matter conference

19 May 2011

Discovery strongly represented at the Quark Matter conferenceThe Quark Matter conference will take place in Annecy, France in the coming week. QM is the premier conference in the community of physicists studying ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions.

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Christian Holm Christensen receives Steno grant for CERN-research

19 May 2011

Christian Holm Christensen receives Steno grant for CERN-researchParticle physicist Christian Holm Christensen, postdoc in the ALICE Group within the Discovery Center at NBI, has received a grant of 3½ million kroner to research lead ion collisions at CERN.

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Discovery ph.d. school is announced

19 May 2011

Discovery ph.d. school is announcedThe Discovery center announces a ph.d. school on Particle Physics Phenomenology on October 3-7, 2011. The main lecturer at the course will be Prof. Torbjörn...
 

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LHC performs above and beyond expectations

10 May 2011

LHC performs above and beyond expectationsThe last few weeks have seen a many-doubling of the amount of data from the LHC. The amount of data taken in two days now surpass the full 2010 dataset.
 

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A nail in the coffin of supersymmetry?

10 May 2011

A nail in the coffin of supersymmetry?Physics Letters B just accepted a paper by the ATLAS collaboration, showing that if supersymmetry exists and provides for long-lived particles carrying the strong nuclear force, then these are very heavy.

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Evidence for parity asymmetry

05 April 2011

Evidence for parity asymmetryThe temperature fluctuations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) are supposed to be distributed randomly in both magnitude and phase, following to the simplest model of inflation.

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CERN continues the hunt for the Higgs

31 January 2011

CERN continues the hunt for the HiggsIt has just been decided that CERN will run for the next two years without a break. The Higgs could be within reach sooner than previously thought so all researchers are keen to continue the experiments in the LHC accelerator.

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