collider collider  /kə ˈlaɪ dər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on

News

  1. Scientists Create Tabletop Particle Accelerators

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. It lies in a tunnel with a 17-mile circumference 574-feet beneath mountains near Geneva, Switzerland. However, technology like this could one day be simply sitting on a tabletop. Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin have built a tabletop ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. The International Linear Collider will be a Higgs factory

    Planning moves forward for new collider to follow up on LHC's discoveries.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Ars Technica

  3. Smash Lego atoms with a Large Hadron Collider model

    This ATLAS mini model is gathering votes. (Credit: Sascha Mehlhase) Unfortunately, the Large Hadron Collider is too big to bring home and put on display in your living room. Scientist Sascha Mehlhase created a 4,500-piece Lego model of the collider back in 2011 at a cost of about $2,700. That was also too big for most people. Now, he has created a smaller model of the ATLAS experiment , a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "The world will not come to an end," Stephen Hawking, the Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, told the Telegraph in London. "The Large Hadron Collider is feeble compared with what goes on in the universe."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Stephen Hawking Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "This is one of my older and lesser known books - a guide to new physics for non-scientists. I can only guess that Tiger has been interested in the various stories about the Large Hadron Collider, and wanted to learn more," Dr. Gribbin told the...
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: John Gribbin Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "It's not a sure thing that the Higgs will be found, but it's highly likely," Weinberg said. "If the Congress had not had the imbecility to cancel the Superconducting Super Collider [in 1993], it would have been discovered long ago here in...
    on Oct 19, 2009 By: Steven Weinberg Source: Science News

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