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#Physics

Looking for a job? Stephen Hawking is hiring an assistant

The theoretical physicist is looking for a technical assistant to help him carry out his work as an academic and a public speaker.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: So what's this Higgs boson thing all about? Explainer This post contains videos

Explainer: So what's this Higgs boson thing all about?

Confused by all this talk about the ‘god particle’? Us too. So we’ve put together the best explainer videos IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE to try and er, explain it all…

CERN scientists set to announce outcome of 'God particle' experiment

Scientists will today announce that they have caught their first glimpse of the ‘Higgs boson’ – changing physics as we know it.

From TheJournal.ie Repeat experiments offer same result: CERN's neutrinos still faster than light Physics

Repeat experiments offer same result: CERN's neutrinos still faster than light

CERN’s physicists have ruled out one possible error in their measurements – and still find neutrinos travelling faster than light itself.

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes Ig Nobel Prize This post contains images

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes

The alternative annual prizes – honouring science that makes us laugh and think – are as off-the-wall as ever.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Prize for physics awarded for focus on universe expansion Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for physics awarded for focus on universe expansion

Three US scientists whose work changed views on the universe’s continual expansion have been awarded the prestigious prize.

From TheJournal.ie Was Einstein wrong? CERN’s particles 'travel faster than light' Theory In Tatters

Was Einstein wrong? CERN’s particles 'travel faster than light'

Neutrinos at CERN in Geneva have been showing faster than the speed of light – leaving the world’s physicists baffled.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

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From TheJournal.ie So long, Silicon Valley Nobels

So long, Silicon Valley

Two British-based scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics for experiments with super-thin carbon extract which might replace silicon transistors in computers

From TheJournal.ie God did not create the universe: Hawking Stephen Hawking

God did not create the universe: Hawking

A new book by Stephen Hawking revises his view on god, human knowledge, and the secrets of existence.

AN ITALIAN PHYSICIST has said that the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in the US has discovered the “God particle”. Prof Tommaso Dorigo from the University of Padua wrote in his blog that rumours of the discovery came to him from two different sources.

The Higgs boson is called the “God particle” because it is said to explain why other particles have mass and is the last of the particles outlined by the standard model of particle physics to be found. Fermi said last year that it expected to have enough data to prove or rule out the existence of the particle by early 2011, the Telegraph reports.

The particle accelerator at Fermi, called Tevatron, is due to be closed down when the newer CERN accelerator gets into full swing.