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December 19, 2012

With the year almost over we look back at the debates, controversies, and achievements in the world of science and computing. Read our countdown of iSGTW’s most popular stories of 2012. 

September 12, 2012

Today marks the 10-week anniversary of the 4-July announcement that a particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson had been discovered at CERN. So, what better way to celebrate than with this great tune from A Capella Science...

July 11, 2012

Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have identified a new particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson. Confidence levels are as high as 5.0 sigma. This means the probability of the background alone fluctuating up by this amount or more is about one in three million. The director general of CERN, Rolf Heuer, said this global success was only made possible because of the experiments, infrastructure, and grid computing.

March 16, 2011

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to work on particle physics research at CERN? Now, you can: all you need is a PC and an online tool called MINERVA.