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09/14/22
Science News

An experiment provides the most precise confirmation yet of a key tenet of general relativity.

09/12/22
BBC Science Focus

The exact nature of dark matter remains elusive.

09/04/22
Wall Street Journal

CERN is drafting plans to idle its particle accelerators, including the Large Hadron Collider, if France runs short of electricity.

08/31/22
Science News

If real, the thin ring of light would probe the gravity around a black hole in a new way.

08/26/22
WIRED

Researchers compiled data from several telescopes to show that explosive stellar death can generate some of the fastest particles in the universe.

08/25/22
Science News

A hypothetical fifth force that morphs based on its environs didn’t turn up.

08/22/22
University of Melbourne

A laboratory at the bottom of a gold mine in rural Victoria could make one of the biggest scientific discoveries ever – proving the existence of dark matter.

08/17/22
Science News

Physicists have speculated for decades that protons may also host more massive quarks, called “intrinsic” charm quarks. 

An unplanned trajectory

09/27/22

Cameo Lance spoke at an American Physical Society meeting about her winding path from an undergraduate degree in physics to the space industry.

08/02/22

6 views of working in particle physics without a PhD

Symmetry chats with scientists and engineers about doing important work in physics without a doctoral degree.

07/26/22

Ximena Cid builds community by cherishing her roots

Ximena Cid found her place in STEM by embracing her identity. Now she helps others do the same.

07/19/22

LHCb ramps up the search for dark photons

A handful of physicists have prepared the detector for a more sophisticated dark matter search.

07/12/22

Final Snowmass meeting to be held next week

The workshop is the culmination of a two-year process to provide a scientific vision and detailed proposals to the planning process for the future of US particle physics.

07/06/22

10 years later, Higgs boson discoverers publish refined measurements

In new papers by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations, physicists detail high-precision results from Higgs boson studies—but no new physics (yet).

07/05/22

Wait, didn’t the LHC already “restart?”

Today marks the start of LHC Run 3. So what was #restartingLHC in April all about?

06/30/22

Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson

Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.

06/28/22

Are you a Higgs expert? Take this quiz to find out!

July 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/23/22

Particle Fever: Where are they now?

The 2013 documentary Particle Fever follows physicists from the start-up of the LHC through the discovery of the Higgs boson. Where are those physicists now?

06/21/22

Reverberations of the Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson inspired young people around the world to pursue a career in science and technology.

06/14/22

Connecting with physics

Professors find ways to show students that physics is more than just a set of laws and equations.

06/07/22

From science lab to Cyr wheel

Meet a physicist who ran away to join the circus.

05/31/22

Luca Buvoli’s art explores COVID spacetime

In a recent exhibit, the artist wove fantasy and physics to illustrate the temporal funk of living through a pandemic.

05/24/22

What’s up with the W boson mass?

The CDF experiment at Fermilab measured the mass of the W boson and came up with an answer that no one expected.

05/17/22

The other physics problem

Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.

05/10/22

Think like a computer

A pilot program, designed in part by educators at Sanford Underground Research Facility, is introducing computational thinking into elementary school curricula.