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07/15/20
Quanta

Can we test speculations about how quantum physics affects black holes and the Big Bang?

07/13/20

More than 3000 scientists gather online for Neutrino 2020

A dash of virtual reality helps replicate the serendipitous interactions of an in-person conference when participants are scattered across the globe.

07/10/20
Ars Technica

Two charm quarks, two anti-charms make for a massive tetraquark.

07/06/20
Fermilab

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument features 5000 optical fibers, each one designed to collect light from a single galaxy.

07/02/20
CERN Courier

An intriguing low-energy excess of background events recorded by the world’s most sensitive WIMP dark-matter experiment has sparked a series of preprints speculating on its underlying cause.

07/01/20

LHCb discovers a new type of tetraquark

For the first time, the LHCb collaboration at CERN has observed an exotic particle made up of four charm quarks.

06/26/20
KEK

SuperKEKB achieved the world’s highest instantaneous luminosity for a colliding-beam accelerator.

06/24/20

DUNE moves to the next stage with a blast

Construction workers have carried out the first underground blasting for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will provide the space, infrastructure and particle beam for the international De

Taking a risk on theoretical physics

08/04/20

Even world-famous theorist Juan Maldacena wasn’t sure at first whether he should pursue a PhD in physics.

05/26/20

The sourdough starter physics family

A sourdough family started at Fermilab by a graduate student visiting from Texas A&M has continued to expand and flourish.

05/21/20

Physicists curate list of COVID-19 projects to join

Physicists are finding ways to contribute to projects related to epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, supporting healthcare systems, and studying public sentiment.

05/18/20

Physicists put their expertise toward ventilator shortage

Physicist Cristiano Galbiati shifted focus from the search for dark matter to the shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. The collaboration he began created an easy-to-manufacture ventilator in less than two months.

05/15/20

The invisible Higgs bosons

Experimentalists and theorists search for Higgs bosons escaping as dark matter.

05/07/20

Giving voice to neutrinos

Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett releases a neutrino-inspired video and commentary.

05/04/20

Physicists crowdsource pandemic problem-solving

The group Science Responds harnesses physicists’ expertise in fields like data science, statistics and software development to support efforts to respond to COVID-19.

04/30/20

The large boson-boson collider

Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC.

04/28/20

The supernova that keeps on giving

Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed with modern technology, excited the world more than 30 years ago—and it remains an intriguing subject of study even today.

04/21/20

The quantum poet

Amy Catanzano bridges the worlds of poetry and science.

04/14/20

The Large Kitchen Collider

In an imaginative short film, Symmetry writer Sarah Charley investigates the physics of vegetables.

04/07/20

Dark matter decoys

The ADMX experiment trains scientists to deal with real signals—by creating fake ones.

03/30/20

10 years of LHC physics, in numbers

How do you measure a decade of LHC research?

03/24/20

Scientists search for origin of proton mass

Only 1% of the mass of the proton comes from the Higgs field. ALICE scientists examine a process that could help explain the rest.

03/10/20

Accounting for the Higgs

Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.

02/27/20

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.