Physicists deal with background in their experiments in two ways: by reducing it and by rejecting it.
When observed parameters seem like they must be finely tuned to fit a theory, some physicists accept it as coincidence. Others want to keep digging.
Science Storytellers brings together two groups of innately curious individuals: scientists and children.
As technology improves, scientists discover new ways to search for theorized dark matter particles called axions.
The first undergraduate on the Event Horizon Telescope to receive junior collaborator status thrives in the unknown.
To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.
A forthcoming upgrade to the IceCube detector will provide deeper insights into the elusive particles.
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.
Particle physics might seem too complex for young children, but educators are finding enthusiasm and understanding even among the Sesame Street set.
Grab your cocoa or pumpkin spice—as today we examine what’s naughty and nice.
Researchers on the ALICE experiment are uncovering the properties of elusive hyperon particles hypothesized to be found inside neutron stars.
Symmetry writer Mike Perricone takes us through a selection of this year’s new popular physics books.
Enormous scientific collaborations are made up of hundreds upon thousands of individuals, each with their own story.
Deaf scientist Giordon Stark works to ensure the field of physics research is accessible to all.
Physicist Avi Yagil partnered with the doctors who gave him a new heart to bring techniques from particle physics into the evaluation of heart-failure patients.
Junior faculty in experimental particle physics and astrophysics talk about how they got into physics, their favorite parts of the experimental process and how they spend their time outside the lab.