Nobel Prize in Physics 2012

UPDATE: Serge Haroche, Collège de France and Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure, Paris, France and David J. Wineland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”. The Physics Nobel Prize was just announced this morning, Tuesday 9th October […]

2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae” with one half to Perlmutter and the other half jointly to Schmidt and Riess. Perlmutter is at The Supernova Cosmology Project, Lawrence […]

Five more science stories

Tevetron finds new particle – Scientists at the particle accelerator have reported a study of the invariant mass distribution of jet pairs produced in association with a W boson using data collected with the CDF detector which correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.3 fb^-1. The observed distribution has an excess in the 120-160 GeV/c^2 […]