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02/08/16
The Conversation

Particle accelerators help push theoretical physics, but they've also had more impact on your everyday life than you realize.

02/01/16
Berkeley Lab

Scientists create the first-ever 2-stage laser-plasma accelerator powered by independent laser pulses.

01/31/16
The Guardian

I’d never heard of it before this week, but it’s real. And there are plans to use it to look for antigravity.

01/23/16
Wired

Researchers hope that their work will open up a new way to unify quantum theory with Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Illustration by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova

Neutrinos on a seesaw

02/09/16

A possible explanation for the lightness of neutrinos could help answer some big questions about the universe.

02/04/16

Weighing the lightest particle

Physicists are using one of the oldest laws of nature to find the mass of the elusive neutrino.

02/02/16

This radioactive life

Radiation is everywhere. The question is: How much?

01/28/16

A mile-deep campus

Forget wide-open spaces—this campus is in a former gold mine.

01/26/16

Our imperfect vacuum

The emptiest parts of the universe aren’t so empty after all.

01/20/16

Is the neutrino its own antiparticle?

The mysterious particle could hold the key to why matter won out over antimatter in the early universe.

01/14/16

Exploring the dark universe with supercomputers

Next-generation telescopic surveys will work hand-in-hand with supercomputers to study the nature of dark energy.

01/12/16

Black holes

Let yourself be pulled into the weird world of black holes.

01/07/16

How to wrangle a particle

Learn some particle accelerator basics from a Fermilab accelerator operator.