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08/08/19
Physics Today

Students and colleagues describe the impact of the theoretical particle physicist on their careers.

08/08/19
Science

The ICARUS detector will soon start a second life seeking perhaps the strangest particles physicists have dreamed up, oddballs called sterile neutrinos.

08/06/19

Breakthrough Prize awarded to architects of supergravity

Three theoretical physicists have won the Breakthrough Prize for developing a way to connect general relativity with particle physics.

07/31/19
Ars Technica

It's all about the connectivity between particles, just like mapping social networks.

07/23/19
CERN

Hot water from the LHC’s cooling system at Point 8 will be collected to heat a new area of the neighboring commune of Ferney-Voltaire.

07/18/19
Wired

Born shortly after the Big Bang, these cosmic monsters have perplexed astronomers for years.

07/16/19
Berkeley Lab

Major deliveries in June set the stage for the next phase of work on LUX-ZEPLIN project.

07/13/19
BBC

The Spektr-RG telescope is a joint venture between Russia and Germany that will map X-rays across the entire sky in unprecedented detail.

Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence

09/17/19

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

06/04/19

Engineering the world’s largest digital camera

Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.

05/28/19

Brothers reunited on the ATLAS experiment

Two brothers with very different career paths land on the same project at CERN.

05/21/19

From physics to data science

Four physicists share their journeys through academia into industry and offer words of wisdom for those considering making a similar move.

05/14/19

Casting a wide net

In their quest to discover physics beyond the Standard Model, physicists weigh the pros and cons of different search strategies.

05/07/19

A universe is born

Take a (brief) journey through the early history of our cosmos.

05/02/19

The unseen progress of the LHC

It’s not always about what you discover.

04/30/19

A common language

Physics professor Jason Nordhaus is working to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

04/25/19

It takes a village

Building a particle physics laboratory requires more than physicists.

04/23/19

Falsifiability and physics

Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics?

04/18/19

What gravitational waves can say about dark matter

Scientists think that, under some circumstances, dark matter could generate powerful enough gravitational waves for equipment like LIGO to detect.

04/16/19

A collision of light

One of the latest discoveries from the LHC takes the properties of photons beyond what your electrodynamics teacher will tell you in class.

04/11/19

LHCb results add clues to pentaquark mystery

A re-examination of a particle discovered in 2015 has scientists debating its true identity.

04/09/19

All hands on deck

Some theorists have taken to designing their own experiments to broaden the search for dark matter.

04/02/19

Considering the whole student

Meet three scientists connected by the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program.

03/28/19

Why LHC physics is like ‘Starcraft’

Video games and physics have more in common than you might think.

03/26/19

To PhD or not to PhD

Respondents to Symmetry’s survey about what it’s like to earn a PhD in particle physics or astrophysics offer their views of the experience.