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What are the sub atomic particles being studied by CERN?


Date: 13 Mar 2016   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Science and Technology    Category: Science   

We know that study of Bigbang event is one of the difficult task scientists are attempting of. I want to know which are the sub atomic particles are being studied by CERN/LHC? How will they detect their presence and how will they come to the conclusion about Bigbang and its behavior during the course of time?
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Author: Karthikeyan    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 7  (Rs 7)    Voting Score: 0

CERN is not just a place to do research on sub atomic particles. They are involved in many scientific studies right from their start. It is established in the year of 1954 by group of European countries while Israel is the only non-European country in the list. They involved in many scientific studies and experiments in the research laboratory located at the border of France and Switzerland.

Below are some of the achievements/discoveries made by CERN scientist.
  • World Wide Web
  • Neutral currents
  • W and Z bosons
  • Number of light neutrino families
  • Antihydrogen

Couple of scientists from CERN won Nobel prize for their various achievements.

LHC
LHC, Large Hardon Collider is the biggest particle accelerator in the world. It is a 27 kilometer tunnel situated at the border of France and Switzerland. Sub atomic particles like baryons, protons and neutrons are studied in the collider. They have seven different detectors which help them in study of these particles.



Author: Kailash Kumar    17 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

The following are some of examples of outcome of research being carried out at CERN in the field of sub-atomic particles -
1. Discovery of W and Z bosons in the year 1983.
2. Determination of the number of light neutrino families in the year 1989.
3. Creation of antihydrogen atoms in the year 1995.
4. Isolation of 38 atoms of antihydrogen in the year 2010.
More details can be found on the website of CERN.





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