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08/19/21
Science Clear+Vivid Podcast

As a young physics student, Caterina Vernieri was lucky enough to join the team hunting for the the Higgs boson just as it was found. She talks with Alan Alda about building a detector that may reveal the Higgs’ secrets.

08/05/21
ScienceNews

Old and new detectors trace the whirling paths of subatomic particles.

08/04/21

LHCb discovers longest-lived exotic matter yet

The newly discovered tetraquark provides a unique window into the interactions of the particles that make up atoms.

08/04/21
Fermilab

Construction workers are working around the clock to carve out space a mile underground for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

07/30/21
Physics World

Maskawa shared half the 2008 Nobel prize with the Japanese physicist Makoto Kobayashi for their work on the mechanism of “broken symmetry” that led to the prediction of a new family of quarks. 

07/28/21

Changing a name without forfeiting credit

A group of US national laboratories, publishers, journals and other organizations is making it easier for researchers to update their names on past publications.

07/25/21
New York Times

His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book The First Three Minutes.

07/16/21
Nature

The search for exotic ‘Majorana’ particles that could solve a big antimatter mystery is ramping up around the world.

Bringing the whole self to science

09/14/21

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science helps students and professionals find community.

07/20/21

Homebound astrophysicists miss mountaintops

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, travel bans and stay-at-home orders meant astrophysicists needed to find a new way to conduct their observations.

07/13/21

Blink and it’s gone

Fast electronics and artificial intelligence are helping physicists capture data and decide what to keep and what to throw away.

07/06/21

The odd(eron) couple

Scientists discovered a new particle by comparing data recorded at the LHC and the Tevatron.

06/29/21

What is a photon?

The fundamental particle of light is both ordinary and full of surprises.

06/22/21

The Golden Particles

Symmetry writer Lauren Biron won Fermilab’s 2021 Virtual Physics Slam by hosting an award show with a physics theme.

06/15/21

The other particle detector

When studying mysterious subatomic particles, researchers use a different kind of particle detector to prevent run-of-the-mill dust particles from getting in the way.

06/08/21

A strong force for inclusion

Elena Long’s search for community as a trans scientist put her at the forefront of LGBT+ advocacy in physics.

06/01/21

Einstein’s garden: translating physics into Blackfoot

Sharon Yellowfly has been preserving and expanding the Blackfoot language by translating the announcements of LIGO’s universe-bending discoveries.

05/25/21

A champion of physics in South Africa

In recognition of his own past, Azwinndini Muronga has brought STEM enrichment opportunities to youth in remote, underserved towns and villages.

05/20/21

Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics

Fermilab scientists are developing one of the most cold-tolerant robots ever made so they can monitor the interiors of particle detectors.

05/18/21

Exhibit explores layers of SNOLAB

In Drift: Art and Dark Matter, pieces by four artists-in-residence dig deep into the underground laboratory.

05/13/21

Which neutrino is the heaviest?

The question may seem simple, but physicists don’t yet know the answer. New measurements aim to change that.

05/11/21

Seeing through walls and breaking down barriers

Physicists and archaeologists are teaming up to provide research opportunities for Black and Hispanic undergraduates.

05/04/21

On the marvels of physics

Theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson answers Symmetry writer Brianna Barbu’s questions about his work in science and outreach, including advising on movies like Avengers: Endgame.

04/27/21

Dark matter’s signature could be written in stone

A proposed dark-matter detection method would look for tracks of dark matter etched into billion-year-old mineral samples.

04/20/21

Where science meets the sacred

Sanford Underground Research Facility is making an effort to build bridges with Native American communities and operate with respect for the sacred land it is built on.