Researchers studying the meson decay in the LHCb experiment at CERN had hoped to find a crack in the current theory of the structure of matter - the Standard Model. Meanwhile - as if out of spite - the theory has again turned out to be surprisingly consistent with the experiment.
Four modern instruments for neutron research will soon come to the National Centre for Nuclear Research Świerk under the agreement between NCBJ and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. As a result, a modern lab will be established at the MARIA reactor, where experiments can be carried out by Polish and foreign scientists.
Special selection system is responsible for instant identification of the most interesting events in the CMS detector, one of the main experiments at the LHC. The system that has a key role in the search for new physical phenomena has been thoroughly modernized by Polish scientists, increasing research capacity of the LHC.
When one snooker ball hits another, both spring away from each other in an elastic manner. In the case of two photons a similar process – the elastic collision – has never been observed. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences have shown, however, that such a process does not only occur, but even could soon be registered in heavy ion collisions at the LHC accelerator.
When it comes to radiation, the present residents of Fukushima are completely safe. They receive almost identical doses of radiation, as citizens of Poland, France and Belarus, showed a study in which high school students from Japan and Europe participated.
Romanian chemist Dr. Mirca Dincă from MIT is this year\'s winner of the 2015 Dream Chemistry Award international competition. This is how the Scientific Committee has expressed its appreciation for the forward-looking project for the production of catalysts that mimic catalysis occurring in cells.
The mysterious dark matter whose gravitational "shadows" has long been observed in the universe, may be composed of neutralinos - some theories suggest. Physicists from Świerk estimate that thanks to the new detectors within two years we will find out whether neutralinos exist or not.