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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.”

07/04/22
Nature

Physicists are celebrating 10 years since the Higgs boson’s discovery. But many of its properties remain mysterious.

07/02/22
Gizmodo

Gizmodo asked physicists to predict the discoveries that will blow our minds in the coming years.

07/01/22
Physics World

Achintya Rao recollects the momentous day 10 years ago when CERN announced it had discovered the Higgs boson.

06/30/22
Nature

Theoretical predictions move closer to experimental results, but questions remain about possible gaps in the Standard Model of particle physics.

06/24/22
Scientific American

A new biography of the physicist and the particle he predicted reveals his disdain for the spotlight

Four (more) things you might not know about antimatter

08/09/22

It’s around you, it’s a part of you, and scientists are still trying to figure it out.

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.

03/29/22

From small town student to international leader

Patty McBride was recently elected the next leader of an experiment at the LHC. But her proudest moments remain seeing her collaborators succeed.