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Five videos that make particle physics child’s play: Physicists from CERN team up with TED-EdFive videos that make particle physics child’s play: Physicists from CERN team up with TED-Ed

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Particle physics. To some, the words may produce anxiety. And while, yes, it is complicated — it is far from incomprehensible. On May 3, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, better known as CERN, held its first TEDx event, an illuminating look at how particle physics intersects with other disciplines. As part of TEDxCERN, physicists […]

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TEDxCERN is about to begin — watch alongTEDxCERN is about to begin — watch along

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For the past 59 years, the European Organization for Nuclear Research — better known as CERN — has been a nucleus of innovation, bringing us both the World Wide Web in 1983 and last year’s discovery of what appears to be the Higgs boson. Today, CERN will host its first TEDx event, with speakers ranging […]

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6 reasons to watch TEDxCERN this Friday6 reasons to watch TEDxCERN this Friday

Posted By Hailey Reissman

You have probably heard of CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator that is longer than the island of Manhattan. CERN and LHC are famous for their role in the recent discovery of what very likely is […]

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TED-Ed and CERN unveil “The beginning of the universe”TED-Ed and CERN unveil “The beginning of the universe”

Posted By Tedstaff

It’s just a teeny, tiny question: How did the universe begin? Today, TED-Ed has unveiled a new lesson that answers this in less than four minutes, “The beginning of the universe, for beginners.” This is the first of five animated lessons developed by CERN scientists and brought to life by TED-Ed’s talented animators. The other […]

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Op-Ed: The still-tolerated gender bias in scienceOp-Ed: The still-tolerated gender bias in science

Posted By Sarah M. Demers

I just might have the best job in the world. As a particle physicist and professor at Yale, I am a happy cog on the wheel of humanity, trying to understand the universe. I collaborate with brilliant people, young and old, from all over the globe. But while I love my job, the truth is […]