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Beginning this December, a fourth gravitational-wave detector will join the global search for cosmic events that cause ripples in spacetime.

CERN Courier

Physicists in Europe have published a 250-page “briefing book” to help map out the next major paths in fundamental exploration.


A 100-meter-deep shaft at Fermilab—constructed for a neutrino experiment many years ago—will become home to a new quantum experiment that will explore the nature of dark matter and gravitational waves.


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Washington Post

The LHC is in the first months of a two-year technical shutdown for maintenance and upgrades. During that time, lucky visitors can secure a place on an underground guided tour.


Physicists have set a new limit on the mass of nature’s lightest particle of matter. 


Hopes that the “proton radius puzzle” would upend particle physics and reveal new laws of nature have now been dashed by a new measurement reported in Science.


DESI astronomers will look for ripple patterns, called baryon acoustic oscillations, in the clumping of galaxies.

Building on luck


Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

Symmetry Series: Latin America

This trilingual collection explores particle physics and astrophysics in Latin America.


From the Editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.


The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.


Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.


A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.


Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.


Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.


Fighting cancer with physics

Researchers at CERN are investigating how very high-energy electrons could help target tumors.


How to get a particle detector on a plane

Berkeley Lab scientists’ unusual carry-ons include components for a CERN experiment’s detector upgrade.


Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence

The Big Bang Science Fair brings science communication and outreach to an arts festival in Rhode Island. 


Q&A: Becky Thompson

Meet the comic-creating, triathlete, Hufflepuff physicist who’s also the new head of Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach.


Finding happiness in hardware

Working on hardware doesn’t come easily to all physicists, but Francesca Ricci-Tam has learned that what matters most is a willingness to put in the practice.


Q&A with nuclear scientist Maria Żurek

 Żurek shares her experiences from the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.


A new way to study high-energy gamma rays

The Cherenkov Telescope Array will combine experimental and observatory-style approaches to investigate the universe’s highest energies.


Upcycled instrument tied to auspicious accelerator

A composer has given new life to an amplifier used within a historically significant particle accelerator.


Channeling Shuri as a physicist at Wakandacon

Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel donned a superhero costume to celebrate diversity in STEM, nerdiness and science at Wakandacon in Chicago.


Holography class gives students new perspective

A holography class at the Ohio State University combines art and physics to provide a more complete picture of how we understand the world around us.


With open data, scientists share their work

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


Crossing fields

Karen Uhlenbeck’s pioneering work marries math with physics.


Testing DAMA

An Italian experiment has a 20-year signal of what could be dark matter—and scientists are embarking on their most promising efforts yet to confirm or refute its results.


Physics in the eyes and ears of an artist

Photographer Adam Nadel started his residency at Fermilab taking the portraits he is known for, but then he found himself venturing onto new artistic ground.


Powered by pixels

An innovative use of pixel technology is making liquid-argon neutrino detectors even better. 


Gravity’s waterfall

Physicists are using analog black holes to better understand gravity.