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07/27/15

W bosons remain left-handed

A new result from the LHCb collaboration weakens previous hints at the existence of a new type of W boson.

07/27/15
Discovery

Experts reported fresh evidence of subatomic activity consistent with the Standard Model.

07/23/15

A new first for T2K

The Japan-based neutrino experiment has seen its first three candidate electron antineutrinos.

07/22/15

Underground plans

The Super-Kamiokande collaboration has approved a project to improve the sensitivity of the Super-K neutrino detector.

Did you see it?

04/27/17

Boston University physicist Tulika Bose explains why there's more than one large, general-purpose particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider.

11/21/12

Cosmic rays

Enrico Fermi's notebook of December 1948 contains four pages that represent the genesis of his theory of cosmic rays, particles that can hit the Earth's atmosphere at high speeds.

11/21/12

Fermilab's first physics slam a smash hit

Five scientists spent a Friday night on stage competing to see who could best convey the fun of particle physics.

11/20/12

A bouquet of options: Higgs factory ideas bloom

Now that a Higgs-like boson has been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, proposals to build colliders that churn out the new particle are gathering momentum.

11/15/12

Physics never sleeps

Physicists from all over the world work the night shift to guide the Large Hadron Collider and its particle detectors from sunset to sunrise.

11/13/12

How to make a neutrino beam

Neutrinos are elusive particles that are difficult to study, yet they may help explain some of the biggest mysteries of our universe.

11/12/12

Passing along LHC know-how to future generations

Preserving expertise about how complicated detectors work is one of the Large Hadron Collider's biggest challenges.

11/05/12

Voyage to SNOLAB

A growing number of scientists are looking for ways to join a dream team of experiments in a unique laboratory a mile and a half underground in Ontario.

11/01/12

How to woo an audience, with help from Alan Alda

In late October, 30 scientists spent two days in a communication workshop, learning that successful communication is both simpler and riskier than they realized.