Cosmic sleuths on the case

It's not every day you get to help determine a fundamental constant of nature and a new phenomenon in particle physics. But an international team of scientists believes they have done just that, at an underground site near Daya Bay's nuclear plants.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Caution on faster-than-light claim

The quest for neutrinos (subatomic particles) raised more questions about physics than it answered last week, but local physicists say the latest finding will not interfere with groundbreaking research at Daya Bay, north of Hong Kong.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Physics that keeps on boggling the mind

The Cern experiment that found a stream of subatomic particles had travelled faster than the speed of light in apparent violation of Einstein's relativity theory made news headlines everywhere. Physicists around the world are now trying to check and recheck the results, or duplicate the experiment. Many experts believe it's a false alarm. We'll find out soon enough.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

CUHK glows with global research role

A major international physics research project involving more than 200 scientists from 39 institutes, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has set out on a quest to answer some puzzling questions.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A Sino-US matter of great import

Why is there something rather than nothing, the great 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Leibniz famously asked. Physicists may be close to getting an answer from experiments being performed at the Daya Bay nuclear power plant.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Experiments at Daya Bay shed light on antimatter

In an attempt to understand the origins of matter, Chinese and US scientists have begun a multimillion-dollar collaboration at the Daya Bay nuclear facility, the power station northeast of Hong Kong that provides the city with most of its electricity.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Scientists take quantum leap into lay logic

If there is an award for obscure and incomprehensible press releases, this one from the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) would win hands down.

Cern recently completed construction of an 'assembly' in Geneva that will send trillions and trillions of neutrinos to another lab near Rome.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am