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04/06/20
Ars Technica

Sensitive gravity test fails to find hidden dimension.

03/31/20
Nature

Many major facilities have essentially shut down, but some are soldiering on.

03/31/20
CERN Courier

Acknowledging that the COVID-19 outbreak threatens the lives and health of hundreds of thousands of people, and affects the everyday lives of millions, the CERN Council has now agreed that it would not be appropriate to release the ESG update.

03/30/20
Fermilab

We’ve paired off eight elite kinds of magnets to battle for the win. Learn about each of the magnets then vote for your favorites in our Twitter polls (in thread).

Dark matter decoys

04/07/20

The ADMX experiment trains scientists to deal with real signals—by creating fake ones.

Big ideas, big picture

Broaden and deepen your understanding of particle physics and astrophysics.

02/11/20

What we know about dark matter

Although scientists have yet to find the spooky stuff, they aren’t completely in the dark.

08/20/19

With open data, scientists share their work

There are barriers to making scientific data open, but doing so has already contributed to scientific progress.

07/23/19

Massless particles can’t be stopped

If a particle has no mass, how can it exist?

07/09/19

The 9 percent difference

A discrepancy between different measurements of the Hubble constant makes scientists question whether something is amiss in our understanding of the universe.

05/07/19

A universe is born

Take a (brief) journey through the early history of our cosmos.

04/23/19

Falsifiability and physics

Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics?

03/30/20

10 years of LHC physics, in numbers

How do you measure a decade of LHC research?

03/24/20

Scientists search for origin of proton mass

Only 1% of the mass of the proton comes from the Higgs field. ALICE scientists examine a process that could help explain the rest.

03/10/20

Accounting for the Higgs

Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.

02/27/20

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.

02/13/20

The reverse science fair

A school invited physicists from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to present their science for judgment by elementary students.

02/11/20

What we know about dark matter

Although scientists have yet to find the spooky stuff, they aren’t completely in the dark.