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03/30/21
Nature

A result that has been 20 years in the making could reveal the existence of new particles, and upend fundamental physics.

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.

From the atmosphere to the underground

04/13/21

Read the travelogue of a xenon atom as it journeys from the air we breathe to a dark-matter detector a mile underground.

02/23/21

Five DIY physics demos

Missing visits to the museum? Or in need of some home-school activities? Check out these five do-it-yourself physics demos!

02/16/21

New strategy for Latin American physics

Scientists in Latin America recently published the first coordinated plan for the region’s research in high-energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

02/15/21

Pierre Auger shares 10% of data

The observatory has made detailed information about an initial selection of its recorded cosmic-ray events available for outside scientists to use.

02/09/21

Dear Labby: Life advice from physics

Particle physics might be complex, but it’s nothing compared to the confusion of human existence.

02/02/21

What is luminosity?

Later this decade, the Large Hadron Collider will be upgraded to the High-Luminosity LHC. What does “luminosity” mean in particle physics?

01/26/21

Physicists submit avalanche of ideas to ‘Snowmass’ process

Scientists wrote more than 1500 letters of interest to share ideas about what they hope the next decade of particle physics will bring.

01/14/21

ATLAS releases ‘full orchestra’ of analysis instruments

The ATLAS collaboration has begun to publish likelihood functions, information that will allow researchers to better understand and use their experiment’s data in future analyses.

01/12/21

The status of supersymmetry

Once the most popular framework for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is facing a reckoning—but many researchers are not giving up on it yet.

01/05/21

High school teachers, meet particle physics

Workshops around the world train science teachers to incorporate particle physics into their classrooms.

12/17/20

LHCb finds more matter-antimatter weirdness in B mesons

Matter and antimatter particles can behave differently, but where these differences show up (and where they don’t) is still a puzzle.

12/15/20

Physics at tiniest scale could explain ‘impossible’ black holes

Until recently, scientists had never detected black holes in the “mass gap”—now, particle physicists are exploring ideas beyond the Standard Model that could explain them.

12/10/20

Simulating subatomic physics on a quantum computer

Scientists show how quantum computing could be a game-changer in our understanding of quantum processes.

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.