Elementary ParticlesA bubble chamber 7

Quantum mechanics is the science of subatomic particles—the building blocks of matter, including ourselves. It is one of the pillars of the 20th century scientific thinking and one of the most successful quantitative theories of nature… On July 4th 2012, a catchy headline in New York Times captured the imagination of the world: “Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to Universe”. The article described an event—the discovery of the Higgs boson, often…

Are We Alone?


On December 16, 2014, in the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, scientists announced that NASA’s Curiosity rover detected sudden spikes of methane in the Martian atmosphere. The scientists… One of the great mysteries of the universe is the question: Why is the universe made up almost exclusively of matter, when matter and antimatter were created in equal proportions in the Big Bang? Most of the anti-matter…

Cosmic Microwave Background

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discovered accidentally in 1964 by two scientists from Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, who initially…

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