June 13, 2013breaking: International Linear Collider design is ‘good to go’After nearly a decade of R&D, the International Linear Collider global design effort crosses the finish line.
August 1, 2012feature: Particle physics tames big dataAs science produces an ever-growing flood of information, researchers in many fields struggle with how to collect, store, manage and distribute “big data.” Perhaps they could learn a thing or two from particle physics, a field that's been awash in enormous data sets for decades.
October 1, 2011feature: Solving for XA proposed new accelerator complex at Fermilab would open up the Intensity Frontier of particle physics.
February 1, 2011signal to background: Slammed by scienceBathed in orange lighting reminiscent of a beat-generation lounge, 200 people grabbed beers and pretzels and settled in to watch six particle physicists compete for their affection.
October 1, 2010signal to background: Riding the waves in search of cosmic raysAs physics lab environments go, one could do worse than sharing the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean or the animal-dotted ice shelves of Antarctica with 20 pancake-cooking, dart-playing Swedish sailors.
October 1, 2010feature: When muons collideA new type of particle collider known as a muon collider considered a wild idea a decade ago is winning over skeptics as scientists find solutions to the machine's many technological challenges.