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05/27/21
Fermilab

The latest results draw on data from the first three years—226 million galaxies observed over 345 nights—to create the largest and most precise maps yet of the distribution of galaxies in the universe at relatively recent epochs.

05/26/21
ScienceNews

A proof-of-concept experiment paves the way for a larger detector in 2022.

05/24/21
Fermilab

The first underground blast is scheduled for June. The main cavern excavation work will begin in August and continue for two and a half years.

05/20/21
Fermilab

The ICARUS detector, part of Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program, will officially start its hunt for elusive sterile neutrinos this fall.

05/17/21
Berkeley Lab

The international collaboration aims to create a 3D map of the universe.

05/15/21
Discover

A radio telescope planned for the farside of the moon could plug a 500-million-year hole in cosmic history.

05/13/21
Smithsonian

A group of scientists say the phenomenon could indicate dark matter speeding through our world at more than 300 miles a second.

05/13/21
Discover

Astronomers think some black holes must have formed soon after the Big Bang.

The other particle detector

06/15/21

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.

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.

04/13/21

From the atmosphere to the underground

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

04/06/21

The next supercollider

What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator?

03/30/21

The mystery of the muon’s magnetism

A super-precise experiment at Fermilab is carefully analyzing every detail of the muon’s magnetic moment.

03/29/21

The data wranglers

A degree in particle physics or astrophysics can lead to a career in data science.

03/23/21

Has the black hole information paradox evaporated?

Researchers make progress on a vexing problem about how black holes evolve.

03/16/21

Six fabulous facts about the Standard Model

Learn about the Standard Model of particle physics and how physicists use it to predict the (subatomic) future.

03/09/21

A Fermilab family legacy

Steve Tammes’ love of physics began with his grandfather’s tales about Fermilab.

03/02/21

How English became the language of physics

Today, more than 90% of the indexed articles in the natural sciences are published in English. That wasn’t always the case.

02/25/21

Searching for Higgs boson twins

Higgs-boson pairs could help scientists understand the stability of our universe. The trick is finding them.

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?