Particle physics: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Scientist create mini Saturns from charged liquid droplets

Published: July 11, 2017

Scientists from Northwestern University in the United States have created miniature versions of Saturn, complete with rings, by electrifying tiny droplets of fluids. Electrospraying Effect When a drop of electrically conductive liquid is exposed to an electric field, the droplet responds by forming two electrically charged poles. In the previous research it was found that ..

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Belle-II detector system integrated with powerful SuperKEKB accelerator

Published: April 12, 2017

The High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (KEK) completed the ‘rolling-in’ of the Belle-II experiment in Tsukuba, Japan. With this, it moves a step forward by integrating particle detector with powerful accelerator. The term roll-in refers to the operation of moving the entire Belle II detector system from its assembly area to the beam collision point. ..

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Scientists discover five new sub-atomic particles at CERN

Published: March 20, 2017

Scientists using Large Hadron Collider accelerator (LHC) at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) have discovered a new system of five particles all in a single analysis. This discovery is unique as observing five new states all at once is very rare. According to the standard convention, these particle states were named Oc(3000)0, Oc(3050)0, Oc(3066)0, ..

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India becomes Associate Member of CERN

Published: November 22, 2016

India and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have signed an agreement making India the Associate Member State of CERN. Resolution to this effect was adopted earlier on September 15, 2016. Presently, the CERN consists of 22 member states, 4 associate member states, 4 Observer states and 3 international organizations.   CERN is a research ..

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Neutrinos: Faster than Light? It’s proved

Published: November 30, 2011

It has been generally assumed that neutrinos travel at the speed of light. According to the theory of relativity, if neutrinos are massless, they must travel at the speed of light. However, if they carry a mass, they cannot reach the speed of light. There have been various theories regarding the speed of Neutrinos. It ..

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