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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Smashing Physics, by Jon Butterworth

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... of this kind of research and bewails the attempts by some bureaucrats to guess its impact on society in advance. The point of doing fundamental particle physics is- like great art- not specifically ... Graham Farmelo Smashing Physics by Jon Butterworth Headline 3.5 stars Graham Farmelo The discovery of the laws that describe what goes on inside atoms is one of science's greatest ...

  2. 'Now the hard work on Higgs boson begins'

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... would affect many ongoing experiments in a deep, but indirect way, said Chinese University physics professor Chu Ming-chung. 'One of the most important questions now for particle physicists ... physics not previously built into the Standard Model. 'So the discovery will shape the direction of much research work in particle physics.' One of the major projects the discovery ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    'God particle' Part 2

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Joyee Chan

    ... Joyee Chan Two local physics students are excited about a big discovery they helped bring about, writes Joyee Chan 'God particle' Part 2 News headlines in early July announcing that scientists in Switzerland may have made a key discovery in the field of physics - called the Higgs boson, or "God particle" - excited two young physicists from Hong Kong because they were ...

  4. Caution on faster-than-light claim

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The quest for neutrinos (subatomic particles) raised more questions about physics than it answered last week, but local physicists say the latest finding ... have always been strange within the standard model of particle physics, and understanding them is one of the most important tasks we face today.' 'Most people know that the equation ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    New particle is simplest version of Higgs boson

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Higgs particle a 'boring' boson, say scientists Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider have found no evidence that the new particle discovered earlier this year is anything but the simplest- and most boring- variety of Higgs boson. Staff at Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, celebrated in July after they found what looked like ...

  6. News - World - NOBEL PRIZES

    'God particle' tough Nobel call

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... going to say," said Lars Brink, a member of the Nobel committee for physics. Some Nobel-watchers are cautious, given that the new particle has not yet been officially sealed as the Higgs. ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Possible 'God particle' creates poser for panel On July 4, scientists announced they had discovered a new particle that may be the Higgs boson, ...

  7. Behold the God particle

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Martin Williams You've surely seen the big science news of the week: the Higgs boson, aka the God particle, has been discovered. Hooray! Huzzah! Yet unless you are a theoretical ... into your eyes. And were it not for the Higgs boson and its related field, you would not be here today. Instead, the universe would be a place where particles zip around at nearly the speed ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - PHYSICS

    Peter Higgs the scientist expected to win Nobel Prize for physics

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by GARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Once ridiculed, Higgs was proved correct about how particles gained their masses 'Some idiot' favourite for Nobel for physics For scientists of a certain calibre, ... the credit for the work and goes to great pains to list all the others whose work he built on. John Ellis, a particle theorist at Cern and Kings College London, said many in the high energy physics ...

  9. News - China Insider - SCIENCE

    Juno- China's HK$2 billion ambition to catch the 'phantom particle'

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... being built in Guangdong province to study elusive particles that pervade the universe could help establish China as global leader in this branch of physics research, scientists say. ... they simply pass), neutrinos –  dubbed “phantom particles” – have become a new hot topic in popular science. The magazine  Physics World  declared the detection of cosmic neutrinos at an observatory ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    Shaw laureate Maxim Kontsevich's work recognised at award ceremony

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... forces in the universe. String theorists postulate that all forces and forms of matter can be broken down into elementary particles that are like one-dimensional oscillating strings. They think these tiny strings could explain natural phenomena such as black holes. "The foundations are not concrete yet," Kontsevich said of his work. "Old physical theory and what happens ...




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