Is super asymmetry a thing? And do big physicists really travel economy class?
Don Lincoln, senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and adjunct professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, conducts his research using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector located at the Large Hadron Collider. His scientific interest is broad, spanning such questions as the nature of dark matter, understanding why we see no antimatter in the universe and whether the familiar quarks and leptons are composed of even smaller particles. In addition to his contributions to Live Science and Space.com (http://space.com/topics/expert-voices-don-lincoln), you can follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Dr.Don.Lincoln.
Here's what the world's most powerful atom smasher has accomplished in the past 10 years and the fascinating physics it could still reveal.
Ten years ago, the world's largest scientific instrument was turned on and the start of a research dynasty began.
The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin.
New results from the world's largest atom smasher could help scientists understand the origins of mass.
The g-2 experiment has begun and it has the potential to shake up the reigning model of particle physics.
A new night-sky survey of distant galaxies suggests that dark matter is less "lumpy" than previously thought.
Today, scientists will break ground on a huge underground neutrino laboratory that they hope will reveal something about the rules that govern the universe.
While many people take the existence of dark matter for granted, it's still a theory that has yet to be proven. But new evidence could bolster support for dark matter theories.
The Large Hadron Collider has the potential to solve some of the universe's deepest mysteries, including what is dark matter and dark energy and how did the universe come to be.
A non-discovery is causing physicists to rethink how they think about dark matter, the mysterious "stuff" that pervades the universe.
Some physicists claim a new force of nature might have been discovered. If true, that would mean that we have to rewrite the textbooks.
In discovering the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider was groundbreaking, but now the supercollider is about to ramp up to full energy.
There's a concrete reason enormous particle accelerator experiments won't spawn black holes and end the world.