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  • abbreviation giga-electron volt

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  • initialism physics giga-electron volt, 109 eV. A unit used for measuring the energy of subatomic particles.

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  • At that time, the sizes of atomic nuclei were measured in Stanford by scattering electrons of energies up to 1 GeV from a 100 meter long linear accelerator.

    Accelerators and Nobel Laureates

  • It takes a bit of “fine tuning” (basically uglifying the theory) to get the mass down to a few hundred GeV, which is where it needs to be for proper electroweak symmetry breaking.

    A Busy Day « Imaginary Potential

  • The lab's Melvyn Shochet told NEWSWEEK that the data aren't solid enough to claim the quarry, but they do rule out a top quark lighter than 108 of the units physicists use (called GeV).

    How Is A Quark Like A Frisbee?

  • The Large Hadron Collider accelerates protons to an energy of 7000 GeV, which is pretty impressive.

    Is That a Particle Accelerator in Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

  • (A GeV is a billion electron volts; the energy in a single proton at rest, using E = mc2, is about 1 GeV.)

    Is That a Particle Accelerator in Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

  • (A GeV is a billion electron volts; the energy in a single proton at rest, using E = mc2, is about 1 GeV.)

    LHC Factoids

  • […] The Large Hadron Collider accelerates protons to an energy of 7000 GeV, which is pretty impressive.

    LHC Factoids

  • This makes the most likely region for the Higgs mass to be between about 115 and 140 GeV, which is the range Tuesday's results should focus on, although in principle heavier Higgs boson masses are in contention too.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This makes the most likely region for the Higgs mass to be between about 115 and 140 GeV, which is the range Tuesday's results should focus on, although in principle heavier Higgs boson masses are in contention too.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This makes the most likely region for the Higgs mass to be between about 115 and 140 GeV, which is the range Tuesday's results should focus on, although in principle heavier Higgs boson masses are in contention too.

    NYT > Home Page

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