December 11, 2013signal to background: Exhibit brings the LHC to London
Visitors to London’s Science Museum can now take a simulated tour of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider.
December 10, 2013day in the life: The scale of things
Geoffrey West applies his ‘physics way of thinking’ to biology and urban life.
December 9, 2013breaking: Chinese collider expands particle zoo
China’s Beijing Electron-Positron Collider seems to be hosting a reunion; members of a poorly understood family of particles keep popping up in their data, which may help clarify the properties of this reclusive family.
December 6, 2013breaking: US particle physicists look to space
A panel met at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to look for promising routes to the study of dark matter, dark energy and other phenomena.
December 5, 2013breaking: 10 journals to go open-access in 2014
As part of the SCOAP3 publishing initiative, 10 journals in high-energy physics will offer unrestricted access to their peer-reviewed articles, starting January 1.
December 5, 2013breaking: First particle-antiparticle collider now historic site
The European Physical Society has declared the construction site of the Anello di Accumulazione collider in Frascati, Italy, a significant site in physics history.
December 3, 2013essay: Reading in the Higgs era
Science writer Mike Perricone presents his favorite books on particle physics and a recommended reading list for the LHC/Higgs Era (2008 to the present).
December 2, 2013explain it in 60 seconds: Baryonic acoustic oscillations
Scientists have found a way to study sound waves from the early universe to learn more about its history and contents.
November 27, 2013signal to background: The world’s oldest astronomers
Scientists in Japan use ancient trees to look back on the history of our local cosmos, and discover a mystery.
November 26, 2013feature: The early universe
How is it possible to look at the earliest moments of the universe? Physicists have their ways—and what they find out will tell us a lot about how the universe works today and how it will unfold in the future.November 25, 2013signal to background: What’s in a name?
There’s wit and whimsy in the naming of a national lab’s conference rooms.November 22, 2013signal to background: Mock data, real science
In scientific circles, “mock” is not always a four-letter word. Through mock-data competitions, astrophysicists check their work.November 21, 2013breaking: Cosmic explosion calls theory into question
Observations of a rare cosmic explosion challenge scientists’ theoretical understanding of how gamma-ray bursts work.November 19, 2013day in the life: Building NOvA
Building particle detector parts for a new neutrino experiment gives students an edge in the post-graduation job hunt.November 18, 2013feature: Connecting the visible universe with dark matter
Does the visible photon have a counterpart, a dark photon, that interacts with the components of dark matter?November 15, 2013signal to background: Scribing science
A colorful note-taking technique offers a fresh perspective on complex science.November 13, 2013day in the life: Scientist detects danger with physics
Munir Muniruzzaman has used his physics know-how to help in hospitals and war zones alike.November 12, 2013breaking: SeaQuest seeks the secrets of the proton
Late last week, the SeaQuest experiment began exploring the structure of protons and the behavior of the particles of which they're made.November 11, 2013signal to background: How to make CERN’s most delicious detector
Three University of Minnesota graduate students took their particle physics skills to the kitchen to create an edible model of the CMS detector, and symmetry has the recipe.November 8, 2013logbook: Ultra-high-energy neutrinos
Scientists on the IceCube experiment discovered two extraterrestrial neutrinos with energies higher than any neutrino anyone had detected before.