There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

There’s much we can still learn from these 12 life-changing experiments

By Bianca Nogrady On July 4, 2012, particle physics made international headlines with the announcement that scientists at the Large Hadron Collider had finally verified the existence of a particle that until then had been solidly theoretical. The unveiling of the Higgs boson remains one of the incredibly rare moments when this branch of physics – dedicated to the study and observation of the building blocks of matter – has made the front page of newspapers and magazines, not just for scientists, but the general public. One detail of this extraordinary moment in science was the sheer number of scientists who were involved in making it happen – literally thousands of collaborators, all around the world. That detail wasn’t lost on physicist, academic and science communicator Suzie Sheehy. Watching the …
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