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02/05/20

MICE brings muon collider closer to reality

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment has achieved its goal of squeezing a beam of muons before they decay.

02/03/20
Smithsonian

Deep underground, in abandoned gold and nickel mines, vats of liquid xenon and silicon germanium crystals will be tuned to detect invisible matter.

01/28/20
PhysicsWorld

Research by physicists working at the SLAC laboratory could lead to a new and inexpensive type of neutrino telescope.

01/25/20
NPR

Two astronauts aboard the ISS conducted their fourth and final spacewalk to finish a series of repairs aimed at extending the functioning of a cosmic ray detector attached to the spacecraft.

01/25/20
Gizmodo

This year, scientists on the Muon g-2 experiment hope to unveil a measurement that could reveal a crack in the Standard Model.

01/21/20
New York Times

Decades ago, Armenian scientists built a high-elevation trap to catch and study cosmic rays. Physics has mostly moved on, but the station persists—a ghost observatory with a skeleton crew.

01/21/20
Brookhaven Lab

Scientists from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have successfully demonstrated the world’s first capture and reuse of energy in a multi-turn particle accelerator.

01/17/20
Science News

The United States has taken a key step toward building its first new particle collider in decades.

The reverse science fair

02/13/20

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

01/07/20

Vera Rubin, giant of astronomy

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.

12/19/19

Particle physics for preschoolers

Particle physics might seem too complex for young children, but educators are finding enthusiasm and understanding even among the Sesame Street set.

12/17/19

New physics, naughty and nice

Grab your cocoa or pumpkin spice—as today we examine what’s naughty and nice.

12/12/19

Neutron star particles go under the LHC microscope

Researchers on the ALICE experiment are uncovering the properties of elusive hyperon particles hypothesized to be found inside neutron stars.

12/10/19

Physics books of 2019

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone takes us through a selection of this year’s new popular physics books.

12/05/19

Humans of physics

Enormous scientific collaborations are made up of hundreds upon thousands of individuals, each with their own story.

12/03/19

A matter of interpretation

Deaf scientist Giordon Stark works to ensure the field of physics research is accessible to all.

12/02/19

After a transplant, a physicist takes on heart failure

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.

11/26/19

Get to know 10 early-career experimentalists

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.

11/21/19

Building up the African physics community

Since 2010, the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications has provided education to hundreds of students.

11/19/19

A new view into the history of the universe

With an upgrade to the Super-Kamiokande detector, neutrino physicists will gain access to the supernovae of the past.

11/15/19

ISS astronauts start AMS repair

A series of joint NASA and ESA spacewalks four years in the making aims to extend the life of the AMS particle detector.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

11/12/19

Transitions into medical physics

Scientists who moved from particle physics or astrophysics to medical physics sit down with Symmetry to talk about life, science and career changes.

11/07/19

How to share the data from LSST

The Large Synoptic Sky Survey will collect so much data that data scientists needed to figure out new ways for astronomers to access it.

11/05/19

Put it to the test beam

Before a detector component can head to its forever home, it has to pass the test.