subatomic particles

Jan 21 2010

The D0 experiment involves an international group of scientists conducting research on the fundamental nature of matter at the high-energy accelerator, the Tevatron Collider, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois. The research focuses on interactions of protons and antiprotons at the highest available energies. It involves an intense search for subatomic clues that reveal the character of the building blocks of the universe.

NSCL, Jan 21 2010

To probe the mysteries of an atom's nucleus is to seek answers to some of the most fundamental of questions about how the elements were formed and what keeps nuclei together.

NSCL, Jan 15 2010

A new result from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University yields clues to a new region of deformation in the nuclear chart. The NSCL provides beams of rare and exotic nuclei that have not been studied before. While the vast majority of nuclei are spherical, it is important to determine the exact shape of new, exotic nuclei. Anomalies in the nuclear structure of nuclei with unusual proton-to-neutron ratios sometimes leads to usual shapes which then offers important challenges to our understanding of atomic nuclei.

MSU News, Mar 17 2009

Michigan State University scientists and colleagues around the world took a step closer to understanding the universe with the discovery of a fundamental building block of nature. The recent discovery of a single top quark at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago is a major breakthrough in understanding matter and energy.