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01/09/23
WIRED

Using the giant Virgo interferometer in Tuscany, researchers are recording gravitational waves created by interstellar cataclysms as they wash through our planet.

01/04/23
Nautilus

Most of the energy within the cosmos is contained in the vacuum, and that energy is dominating the future evolution of the universe.

12/20/22
Scientific American

The IceCube observatory has detected neutrinos from an active galaxy for the first time, revealing clues about how supermassive black holes gobble matter.

12/20/22
Nature

A discrepancy in the measurement of a type of particle decay had raised hopes of new physics.

12/08/22
APS News

On the hunt for new particles, Leon Lederman’s team “found” one that turned out to be a trick of the data. Then, a year after the “Oops-Leon” incident, they discovered the real deal.

12/04/22
The Guardian

More than 100,000 antennas will be built on Wajarri country, enabling astronomers to peek billions of years back to the ‘cosmic dawn.’

12/02/22
New York Times

Scientists used a quantum computer to explore the ultimate escape route from a black hole.

12/02/22
Ars Technica

"Don't hold your breath about sending your dog through a wormhole."

A new way to explore proton’s structure with neutrinos yields first results

02/01/23

Physicists used MINERvA, a Fermilab neutrino experiment, to measure the proton’s size and structure using a neutrino-scattering technique.

11/08/22

Parenting in physics

Scientists discuss the challenges of being caregivers in physics and some ways they’ve seen the field change for the better.

11/01/22

How to maintain a physics experiment in a desert

Threats of scorching heat, walls of tumbleweed, and countless critters mean innovation is a must for the facilities manager for LIGO Hanford Observatory.

10/25/22

Physicists work to bring more undergrads into research

Despite challenges, some physics faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions make research experiences available to students.

10/18/22

The next stage of cosmic microwave background research

With CMB-S4, scientists hope to connect a sandy desert with a polar desert—and revolutionize our understanding of the early universe.

10/11/22

After fire and monsoons, DESI resumes cataloguing the cosmos

Collaborators on the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument breathe a sigh of relief as they successfully restart the state-of-the-art experiment.

10/04/22

15 spectacular photos from the Dark Energy Camera

The powerful camera built for the Dark Energy Survey has taken more than 1 million photos from its perch in Chile. Here are some of the best.

09/27/22

An unplanned trajectory

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

09/20/22

Catching neutrinos at the LHC

After the successful initiation of two new detectors, scientists have begun to envision an expanded suite of neutrino experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

09/13/22

The value of a physics identity

Being able to see themselves as physicists can make or break students’ ability to thrive in the field.

09/06/22

Majorana Demonstrator finds ‘tantalizing’ new purpose

Scientists are using a detector originally designed to study neutrinos to pin down an elusive nuclear physics measurement.

08/30/22

Meet Quantum Kate

The animated YouTube series Quantum Kate is a teenager’s guide to modern physics.

08/23/22

Accelerator operators: pillars of particle physics

It takes years of on-the-job training to learn the ins and outs of particle accelerator operation.

08/16/22

Design thinking and the Disco-tracker

As part of a class on design thinking, a graduate student turned her research topic into an art installation resembling a giant disco ball.

08/09/22

Four (more) things you might not know about antimatter

It’s around you, it’s a part of you, and scientists are still trying to figure it out.

08/04/22

Why aren’t neutrinos adding up?

Physicists take on the mystery of the missing (and extra) neutrinos.

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.