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LHC experiments first to observe rare process

A joint result from the CMS and LHCb experiments precludes or limits several theories of new particles or forces.


The US and CERN upgrade their relationship

A new agreement paves the way for joint projects between the United States and CERN.

New York Times

The deal allows the United States to continue to collaborate on CERN’s LHC.


LHC sees first low-energy collisions

The Large Hadron Collider is back in the business of colliding particles.

A primer on gravitational-wave detectors


Physicists are searching for gravitational waves all across the spectrum.


Happy Webiversary

Twenty years ago, physicists, computer scientists, and a librarian at what is now SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory opened the first website in North America.


The cosmic-ray riddle

Data from the world’s most powerful particle colliders should shed light on a 100-year-old astrophysics mystery, but even they cannot explain the perplexing properties of the universe’s most energe


The brain behind TV's The Big Bang Theory

For those who live, breathe and laugh physics, one show entangles them all: The Big Bang Theory.


Cosmic microwave background

Cosmic microwave background is the oldest light in the universe. It was set free when the universe was a mere 380,000 years old and provides a window to the early universe.


W precision measurement

The W boson mass is one of the fundamental ingredients that scientists use to calculate particle physics properties, such as the most likely mass of the soughtafter Higgs particle.


Do you know why I pulled you over?

Exceeding the speed of light has consequences, even——especially?——for neutrinos.


Going public

How the public release of data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope’s main instrument has affected the hundreds of researchers who use it—and resulted in more and better science.


Journey to the center of the Earth

Using an antineutrino detector based in Japan, researchers can tell what makes the Earth's interior hot and better understand the planet's workings.