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06/17/16
CERN

For the first time a beam of particles has been sent through the Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment.

06/15/16

Second gravitational wave detection announced

For a second time, scientists from the LIGO and Virgo collaborations saw gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes.

06/13/16

CERN grants beam time to students

Contest winners will study special relativity and an Egyptian pyramid using a CERN beamline.

06/06/16
Cosmos

With dark matter, dark energy, phantom matter and even a dark force, physics news can sometimes sound like the voiceover for a superhero movie. 

The Higgs-shaped elephant in the room

06/23/16

Higgs bosons should mass-produce bottom quarks. So why is it so hard to see it happening?

06/21/16

All four one and one for all

A theory of everything would unite the four forces of nature, but is such a thing possible?

06/14/16

The neutrino turns 60

Project Poltergeist led to the discovery of the ghostly particle. Sixty years later, scientists are confronted with more neutrino mysteries than ever before.

06/07/16

The neutrino cocktail

Neutrinos are a puzzling mixture of three flavors and three masses. Scientists want to measure them down to the last drop.

06/02/16

What is a “particle”?

Quantum physics says everything is made of particles, but what does that actually mean?

05/31/16

1,000 meters below

Meet the world’s deepest underground physics facilities.

05/26/16

Low-mass particles that make high-mass stars go boom

Simulations are key to showing how neutrinos help stars go supernova.

05/24/16

Of bison and bosons

What are all of the symbols in Fermilab’s unofficial seal?

05/19/16

The Planck scale

The Planck scale sets the universe’s minimum limit, beyond which the laws of physics break.