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08/08/22
Nature

The accelerator would smash together this heavier version of the electron and, researchers hope, discover new particles.

08/01/22
Gizmodo

Lensing of the cosmic microwave background indicates 12-billion-year-old galaxies had dark matter.

07/26/22
Physics World

Helen Edwards was a formidable force in the field of accelerator science. Her impact can still be felt around the world today.

07/22/22
Science News

The XENONnT detector spotted no extra recoiling electrons.

07/15/22
Stanford

The Stanford astrophysicist and cosmologist reacts to recent news about the newly released images taken by JWST.

07/07/22
Berkeley Lab

In a paper posted online today on the experiment’s website, LZ researchers report that with the initial run, LZ is already the world’s most sensitive dark matter detector. 

07/07/22
Science

With 7 tons of liquid xenon, the LZ experiment leads three-way race to find WIMP particles.

07/05/22
CERN

The collaboration has observed a new kind of “pentaquark” and the first-ever pair of “tetraquarks.”

Design thinking and the Disco-tracker

08/16/22

As part of a class on design thinking, a graduate student turned her research topic into an art installation resembling a giant disco ball.

06/30/22

Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson

Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.

06/28/22

Are you a Higgs expert? Take this quiz to find out!

July 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/23/22

Particle Fever: Where are they now?

The 2013 documentary Particle Fever follows physicists from the start-up of the LHC through the discovery of the Higgs boson. Where are those physicists now?

06/21/22

Reverberations of the Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson inspired young people around the world to pursue a career in science and technology.

06/14/22

Connecting with physics

Professors find ways to show students that physics is more than just a set of laws and equations.

06/07/22

From science lab to Cyr wheel

Meet a physicist who ran away to join the circus.

05/31/22

Luca Buvoli’s art explores COVID spacetime

In a recent exhibit, the artist wove fantasy and physics to illustrate the temporal funk of living through a pandemic.

05/24/22

What’s up with the W boson mass?

The CDF experiment at Fermilab measured the mass of the W boson and came up with an answer that no one expected.

05/17/22

The other physics problem

Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.

05/10/22

Think like a computer

A pilot program, designed in part by educators at Sanford Underground Research Facility, is introducing computational thinking into elementary school curricula.

05/03/22

Can a theory ever die?

Neglected theories will wilt and wither but can bloom again with enough attention.

04/26/22

Double trouble Higgs

Scientists worried Higgs pairs would be too rare for LHC experiments to find. But by using machine learning, they now are getting tantalizingly close.

04/22/22

What’s new for LHC Run 3?

CERN’s accelerators and the LHC’s detectors have undergone major upgrades that will allow scientists to collect more data in the upcoming run than they did in the previous two runs combined.

04/19/22

Hitoshi Murayama brings people together

Building international research communities is a cornerstone of Murayama’s physics career.

04/12/22

How to make a muon beam

For the Muon g-2 experiment, researchers create billions of muons to study their surprising properties.

04/05/22

Where do theories come from?

The catalysts for inspiration are hard work and innumerable connections with a wider scientific community.