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03/30/21
The New York Times

A neutrino-spotting telescope beneath the frozen Lake Baikal in Russia is close to delivering scientific results after four decades of setbacks.

03/25/21
Scientific American

Muons and electrons might not experience the same fundamental interactions, contrary to Standard Model predictions.

03/23/21
CERN

The LHCb results strengthen hints of a violation of lepton flavor universality.

03/17/21
Gizmodo

The instrument took the plunge to give the scientists a better shot at detecting neutrinos, elusive subatomic particles that are extremely difficult to spot, since they usually pass right through matter without leaving a trace.

03/11/21
Quanta

Spurred on by quantum experiments that scramble the ordering of causes and their effects, some physicists are figuring out how to abandon causality altogether.

03/11/21
Ars Technica

We've measured the pull between two gold spheres, each 2 millimeters across.

03/10/21
Nature

Evidence of a rare neutrino-interaction process called the Glashow resonance has been observed by a detector buried deep in the Antarctic ice—opening up a way to probe neutrino formation in astrophysical sources.

03/09/21
CERN Courier

The TOTEM collaboration at the LHC, in collaboration with the DZero collaboration at the former Tevatron collider at Fermilab, have announced the discovery of an elusive three-gluon state predicted almost 50 years ago.

Seeing through walls and breaking down barriers

05/11/21

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

12/08/20

Physics books of 2020

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone’s favorite physics books of 2020 cover an impressive span of time: from the very beginning of our universe until the very end.

12/01/20

Heavy boson triplets test Standard Model

A recent observation of an extremely rare subatomic process allows scientists to test the Standard Model’s boundaries.

11/17/20

Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

Not all scientific claims are equal. How can you tell if a discovery is real?

11/10/20

Meet the kaon

Nearly 75 years after the puzzling first detection of the kaon, scientists are still looking to the particle for hints of physics beyond their current understanding.

11/03/20

The human side of science

Sal Wanying Fu knows there’s more to science than numbers.

10/29/20

Japan’s KAGRA searches the sky for gravitational waves

The newly operational KAGRA will bump the number of gravitational-wave observatories to four, which will allow scientists to better triangulate the source of ripples in space-time.

10/22/20

#BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public.

10/20/20

The many paths of muon math

Here’s how physicists calculate g-2, the value that will determine whether the muon is giving us a sign of new physics.

10/13/20

A powerful new tool to study the cosmos

Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy.

10/08/20

Imagining the unseen

An art exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin combines art and science to illuminate the invisible nature of dark matter.

10/06/20

Shh! These tests will enable a quieter search for dark matter

The LUX-ZEPLIN collaboration has published results showing radioactive background levels for experiment’s components, creating a library for future rare event searches.

09/29/20

How big can a fundamental particle be?

Extremely massive fundamental particles could exist, but they would seriously mess with our understanding of quantum mechanics.

09/22/20

Nature through the looking glass

Handedness—and the related concept of chirality—are double-sided ways of understanding how matter breaks symmetries.

09/17/20

Parking the LHC proton train

Particle accelerators like the LHC require intricate beam dump systems to safely dispose of high-energy particles after each run.

09/15/20

The neutrino painter

In this stop-motion video, Symmetry writer Zack Savitsky imagines an artist whose supplies have taken on some of the properties of neutrinos.

09/10/20

A robot ballet

Humans and robots work together in a carefully choreographed dance for the Mu2e experiment.