September 20, 2012signal to background: African School of Physics student awarded international fellowshipLaza Rakotondravohitra will pursue his Ph.D. as part of the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab.
October 1, 2011deconstruction: Neutrino experimentsNeutrinos zip straight through the Earth, while rarely leaving a trace. Yet these particles may hold answers to many of the key questions of 21st century particle physics. Around the world, scientists are creating an array of increasingly sophisticated neutrino experiments to find these answers.
July 11, 2011breaking: A particle physics private eye takes on the great interaction caperTwo weeks ago, my Aunt and Grand mom (G-Mom) came from New Jersey to visit me at Fermilab. The first thing they wanted to see was the house in Fermilab Village where my bride-to-be and I would be living for the rest of my graduate career. G-Mom was impressed: “They hung pictures on the walls for you!” Then it got complicated. G-Mom asked me what I do.
June 17, 2011breaking: Japanese neutrino observation a boon for U.S. physicsThe Japan-based experiment T2K Tuesday gave scores of U.S. particle hunters a license to ready their detectors and take aim at the biggest question in the universe: How everything we see came to exist.
May 1, 2011feature: Eminently nobleWhen it comes to detecting neutrinos or particles of dark matter, four noble elements--helium, neon, argon, and xenon--stand out for their standoffishness.