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01/26/21

Snowmass summer study pushed to 2022

Organizers of the planning exercise that helps shape the future of US particle physics have moved its final workshop back by one year.

01/25/21
Quanta

If our universe is a bubble that inflated inside a larger multiverse, it might bear scars from collisions with nearby bubbles.

01/22/21
Washington Post

At the US Department of Energy, physicist PK Williams became Chief of the Physics Research Branch and then the Senior Program Officer.

01/14/21
Fermilab

The second data release from the Dark Energy Survey is the culmination of over a half-decade of astronomical data collection and analysis.

01/11/21
The Guardian

The Nobel Laureate's work played a significant role in the development of modern particle physics theory.

01/08/21
The Washington Post

Veltman made his most significant contribution in helping clear away mathematical roadblocks to the full flowering of the Standard Model.

12/17/20
Quanta

We don’t know why the universe appears to be expanding faster than it should. New ultra-precise distance measurements have only intensified the problem.

12/16/20
Fermilab

The U.S. Department of Energy has formally approved the scope, schedule and cost of the PIP-II project at Fermilab. The PIP-II accelerator will become the heart of Fermilab’s upgraded accelerator complex, delivering more powerful proton beams to the lab’s experiments.

Searching for Higgs boson twins

02/25/21

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

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.

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.