When hearing particle accelerator, people usually think about basic research and not much else. Yet these facilities serve also very practical purposes. Sometimes, they even kill off cancer cells
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The superstars of particle physics
Researchers are working to unravel the mystery of neutrinos – and, nearly 60 years after their discovery, are gradually getting to the bottom of one of the greatest riddles in the natural sciences.
Astrophysics in the Antarctic
Temperatures fall as low as negative 100 degrees during the winter. Darkness prevails for six months. Work at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station demands a lot from the researchers there. Emanuel Jacobi lived and worked there for a year, learning a lot about himself along the way.
Making the invisible visible
Understanding the structures of molecules is an important part of developing new medicines. X-ray flashes can provide valuable assistance in this process, and this is an area in which physicist Henry Chapman and his team have already achieved the first pioneering breakthroughs.
Four new elements in the periodic table
The periodic table of elements has now been expanded by four new additions. The IUPAC have now officially consented to the introduction of the elements 113, 115, 117 and 118.
“We’re finally on the right path to genuine gravitational wave astronomy!”
Scientists have made a breakthrough involving great expectations for a new access to the universe.