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07/21/17

Watch the underground groundbreaking

This afternoon, watch a livestream of the start of excavation for the future home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

07/20/17
Stanford

Stanford and University of California researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These 'Majorana fermions’  could one day help make quantum computers more robust.

07/10/17
Daily Herald

Hugh Lippincott, a Fermilab scientist, went on a Skype date while looking for dark matter. He writes that things turned out fine.

07/06/17
CERN

The LHCb experiment at CERN has reported the observation of a new particle containing two charm quarks and one up quark. 

Shaking the dark matter paradigm

07/18/17

A theory about gravity challenges our understanding of the universe.

07/13/17

SLAC accelerator plans appear in Smithsonian art exhibit

The late artist June Schwarcz found inspiration in some unusual wrapping paper her husband brought home from the lab.

 

07/11/17

A new model for standards

In an upcoming refresh, particle physics will define units of measurement such as the meter, the kilogram and the second.

07/07/17

Quirks of the arXiv

Sometimes, physics papers turn funny.

07/03/17

When was the Higgs actually discovered?

The announcement on July 4 was just one part of the story. Take a peek behind the scenes of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/30/17

What’s really happening during an LHC collision?

It’s less of a collision and more of a symphony.

06/27/17

The rise of LIGO’s space-studying super-team

The era of multi-messenger astronomy promises rich rewards—and a steep learning curve.

06/23/17

Howie Day records love song to physics

After the musician learned that grad students at CERN had created a parody of his 2004 single “Collide,” he flew to Switzerland to sing it at the LHC.

06/22/17

African School works to develop local expertise

Universities in Africa are teaming up to offer free training to students interested in fundamental physics.