How to win a Nobel prize – researchers who defy specialization

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It's Nobel prize season. In the next few weeks will the Scandinavian prize will be awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The prizes are famously part of a chemist, engineer, and industrialist Alfred Nobel's will of 1895, and awarded to "those who, during the...

Experts Explain – The standard model of particle physics may be broken

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As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?”. Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from the Higgs boson, which won the Nobel Prize, and a whole...

Large Hadron Collider reboot – the hunt for a fifth force of nature

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) restarted today after a three year program of upgrades. The new run of high energy experiments are set to scrutinise findings from the last few years which might hint at another blockbuster discovery. The team at the CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) want...