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The LHC and the Belle experiment found particle decay patterns that violate the Standard Model.


Labs to hold particle physics photo competition

Participants will go behind the scenes at eight particle physics laboratories in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Ars Technica

Scientists make the first unambiguous observation of the cosmic neutrino background.


An instrument developed by physicists at CERN relies on data generated by cosmic rays.

QuarkNet takes on solar eclipse science


High school students nationwide will study the effects of the solar eclipse on cosmic rays.


A different spin

In physics, spinors are used to plot the spin properties of elementary particles. In Stanford's recreational softball league, it's a whole different story.


Linear collider focus gets down to size

In a display of timing worthy of a blockbuster movie, a multinational team of accelerator physicists focused a beam of electrons down to the tiny size needed for a future linear collider the same w



Objects as large as a planet or as small as a photon can have the property of spin. Spin is also the reason we can watch movies in 3D.


Fighting for academic freedom, one scholar at a time

Herman Winick thought making synchrotrons was his life’s work, but life had a few surprises in store.


Higgs-like particle

Early in the summer of 2012, excitement reached a peak as members of the CMS and ATLAS collaborations confirmed among themselves that they would soon announce the discovery of what looked like the



Spectroscopy is a technique that astronomers use to measure and analyze the hundreds of colors contained in the light emitted by stars, galaxies and other celestial objects.


Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment

The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment aims to discover whether neutrinos violate the fundamental matter–antimatter symmetry of physics.


Neutrinos, the Standard Model misfits

For years, scientists thought that neutrinos fit perfectly into the Standard Model. But they don't.