4 July 2012Last updated at 04:16 ET Six theoreticians, including the English physicist Peter Higgs, first proposed the Higgs mechanism in 1964 Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered a new sub-atomic particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson. The particle's confirmation would stand out as one of the great scientific achievements of the 21st Century so far. But what exactly is the Higgs boson, and why have particle physicists spent more than 40 years searching for it? Q&A: The Higgs boson
Taking a closer look at LHC - PHYSICS AT LHC Physics teachers in secondary schools usually mention the LHC or CERN only because of the enormous size of the accelerators and detectors used there, the number of scientists involved in their activities and also the necessary international scientific collaboration. Impressive pictures of the accelerators and detectors are also shown. This is correct but clearly incomplete since there are other didactic possibilities to explore while talking about one of the most important scientific institutions in the world. The aim of this Section is to introduce a few simple physical calculations about some phenomena that took place in the LHC .
Particle physics for high school students While many students aren´t introduced to particle physics at school, the “International Hands on Particle Physics Masterclasses” offer young people between 16 and 19 years the chance to step into a researcher´s shoes. Each year in March thousands of high school students worldwide participate in this outreach programme, which is organised by EPPOG (European Particle Physics Outreach Group). Its central coordination for all participating locations, including 17 institutes in Germany, is done at TU Dresden by Michael Kobel and Uta Bilow and is a part of the outreach activities supported in the backbone programme of the Terascale Alliance. The programme turns participants into scientists for one day.
This introduction answers some frequently asked questions about the Grid: What is the Grid?Why do we need the Grid?What makes the Grid different from the Web or Internet?What is GridPP doing?Who and what is involved in GridPP? GridPP - UK Computing for Particle Physics
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Spotlight on CERN: the GRID computing
«Οταν προσπαθώ να εξηγήσω στην οχτάχρονη κόρη μου τι δουλειά κάνω, της λέω ότι φτιάχνουμε το μεγαλύτερο μικροσκόπιο του κόσμου και να σου πω την αλήθεια είναι αρκετά ακριβές αυτό». Περπατάω στους δρόμους του CERN, του ευρωπαϊκού οργανισμού για την πυρηνική έρευνα με τον 34χρονο Γιάννη Παπαδόπουλο, έναν από τους περίπου 20 μόνιμους ερευνητές που διαθέτει η χώρα μας σε αυτήν τη γωνιά της Γενεύης, στην Ελβετία. Πηγαίνουμε να συναντήσουμε τα υπόλοιπα μέλη της ελληνικής επιστημονικής ομάδας, που βρίσκεται εδώ στο πλαίσιο της πρώτης ξενάγησης που οργάνωσε το ερευνητικό κέντρο, ειδικά για Ελληνες δημοσιογράφους. Οδοιπορικό στο CERN « Μετα την εφημεριδα
LHC Computing Grid Globe (Credit: CERN) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. Based at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, near Geneva in Switzerland, it is the world’s largest laboratory and is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental science. The LHC allows scientists to reproduce the conditions that existed within a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. This is the moment, around 14 billion years ago, when the Universe is believed to have started with an explosion of energy and matter. During this first moment of time the particles and forces that shaped our Universe came into existence. LHC - What is the Grid?
LHC Computing Grid Globe (Credit: CERN) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. Based at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, near Geneva in Switzerland, it is the world’s largest laboratory and is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental science. The LHC allows scientists to reproduce the conditions that existed within a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. LHC - The Particle Detectives
LHC - LHC 'Big Questions' LHC Computing Grid Globe (Credit: CERN) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. Based at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, near Geneva in Switzerland, it is the world’s largest laboratory and is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental science. The LHC allows scientists to reproduce the conditions that existed within a billionth of a second after the Big Bang.
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The "Grids for Kids" initiative gives children the opportunity to learn about the Grid and to see the Grid environment in action. First held in January 2007, we have now completed several successful events. Holding your own "Grids for Kids" event has never been more rewarding. You will need kids aged 9 to 12 EGEE Project: Grids for kids
Wednesday 28 November 2007 Kids inspired by Grid Computing The complexities of Grid computing may seem like a barrier to explaining it to 10 and 11 year olds. But the UKâ€™s first â€˜Grids for Kidsâ€™ day proved that idea wrong. The event, held at RAL, hosted 36 children from the local Stephen Freeman Primary School. e-Science - Kids inspired by Grid Computing
Although "the Grid" is still just a dream... grid computing is already reality. Imagine several million computers from all over the world, and owned by thousands of different people. Imagine they include desktops, laptops, supercomputers, data vaults, and instruments like mobile phones, meteorological sensors and telescopes... Now imagine that all of these computers can be connected to form a single, huge and super-powerful computer! What is grid computing?
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ISOTDAQ - where students learn about trigger and data acquisition Where can students learn to implement a good trigger and to design the data acquisition system for today’s increasingly complex experiments? Universities rarely include classes on such specific topics. The ISOTDAQ School trains students and helps them gain hands-on experience of trigger systems, data-acquisition hardware and software, and data-transfer technologies. One of the commercially available FPGA development boards from Altera. This was used in one of the practical exercises at ISOTDAQ2011 to teach students the principles of FPGA programming. The second International School of Trigger and Data Acquisition (ISOTDAQ) was held from 9 to 16 February at the Physics Department of Rome University, ‘La Sapienza’.
The LHC isn't simply the most powerful particle accelerator ever created. Handling the huge amounts of data it produces has required the creation of one of the biggest computer grids on the planet. The planning and testing of the compute facilities has been taking place for years, but it's only recently that the grid has had to deal with the output from actual collisions. LHC computing grid pushes petabytes of data, beats expectations
openlab Reports CERN needs to define approaches for achieving the dual goals of connecting its operational network to the Internet while at the same time keeping its industrial control systems secure from external and internal attacks. With this in mind, the ISA-99 international cyber security standard was adopted as a reference model to define a set of implementation guidelines and a list of security robustness criteria applicable to any network device. Device security represents a key link in the defense-in-depth concept (See Figure ISA reference model for the Distributed Control Systems), as some attacks will inevitably penetrate security boundaries and thus require further protection measures. Since no solutions based on security standards are available on the market, a wide investigation of the current cyber security testing techniques and systems has been performed in the first phase of the project.
Grid Computing Info Centre (GRID Infoware)
Press Release - LHC Computing Grid Goes Online
LHC Grid Fest (03 October 2008)