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A new inner detector installed for CERN CMS experiment
03/14/2017
A new inner pixel detector is installed within the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The silicon pixel modules were assembled at Purdue Univ. and Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln while the final assembly of the new inner detector took place at Fermilab (near Chicago).

Purdue physics professor leads research efforts at CERN
06/09/2016
Andreas Jung is one of the department’s newest professors and he has been stationed on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for months. He is happy to report back to West Lafayette about the brewing excitement at the world’s largest particle accelerator.

A detector shines in search for dark matter
8/21/2015
Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter.

Physics Prof. David Miller discusses 50 years at Purdue
10/28/2013
On Nov. 3, Prof. David Miller celebrated 50 years in the Purdue University Department of Physics. Over the half-century, he has seen much change on campus, off-campus and in his field of particle physics.

Theory of Higgs field earns Nobel Prize, Purdue physicists part of experiment that proved it
10/8/2013
The 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday (Oct. 8) was awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs for their work in developing the theory of the Higgs field, and Purdue University researchers were part of the international experiment that proved its existence.

Higgs boson: One year later
10/3/2013
Before fireworks lit up the night sky, the world of science was the one making explosions on July 4, 2012.

Purdue physicists part of discovery of new particle that could be Higgs boson
7/6/2013
Purdue University scientists were part of a historical event this 4th of July as scientists working on the biggest international experiment in particle physics history announced the discovery of a new particle that may be the long-sought Higgs boson.

VIDEO: Prof. Matthew Jones talks Higgs boson
7/1/2013
Prof. Matthew Jones talks Higgs boson

Purdue physicists pursue Higgs boson; part of international CMS experiment
12/16/2011
Purdue University's particle physics group is part of the biggest international experiment in particle physics history, which recently provided a progress report in the hunt for the Higgs boson.

World's largest particle accelerator goes live; Purdue Web site to share the action
9/12/2008
Physicists throughout the world will enter a new era of exploration as the world's largest science experiment began Wednesday (Sept. 10), and Purdue University scientists plan to bring high school students in on the action.

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