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10/03/16
Veritasium

As this video explains, all the large-scale structure in the universe may owe its existence to nothing.

09/29/16

LHC smashes old collision records

The Large Hadron Collider is now producing about a billion proton-proton collisions per second.

09/29/16
The Royal Institution

In this animation, Suzie Sheehy discusses how particle accelerators work, what form they take and what champagne means to an accelerator physicist.

09/26/16
Berkeley Lab

The latest approval step paves the way for the LZ experiment to start in 2020.

Instrument finds new earthly purpose

02/23/17

Detectors long used to look at the cosmos are now part of X-ray experiments here on Earth.

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.

05/17/16

Why do objects feel solid?

The way you think about atoms may not be quite right.

05/12/16

Where does mass come from?

The Higgs field gives mass to elementary particles, but most of our mass comes from somewhere else.

05/05/16

Following LIGO’s treasure maps

Astronomers around the world are looking for visible sources of gravitational waves.

04/28/16

A GUT feeling about physics

Scientists want to connect the fundamental forces of nature in one Grand Unified Theory.