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10/26/22
Quanta

A recent gamma-ray burst known as the BOAT—“brightest of all time”—appears to have produced a high-energy particle that shouldn’t exist.

10/20/22
WIRED

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s key instrument is almost ready to be installed on the telescope, where it will image tens of billions of cosmic objects.

10/19/22
Quanta

The positively charged particle at the heart of the atom is an object of unspeakable complexity, one that changes its appearance depending on how it is probed. 

10/19/22
Gizmodo

An analysis has produced the most precise summation to date of the universe’s dark energy and dark matter contents.

10/10/22
BBC Science Focus

Cosmologist Katie Mack describes the dark period between the Big Bang and the birth of the first stars.

10/04/22
The New York Times

Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger were recognized for their experiments in an area that has broad implications for secure information transfer and quantum computing.

10/03/22
BBC Future

The arrow of time began its journey at the Big Bang, and when the universe eventually dies there will be no more future and no past. In the meantime, what is it that drives time ever onward?

09/29/22
Science

The United States and Japan are embarking on ambitious efforts to wring a key secret of the universe from the subatomic phantoms known as neutrinos.

First-time ATLAS measurement provides new look at Higgs

11/29/22

For the first time, physicists have a statistically significant measurement of the joint polarization of W and Z bosons.

09/27/22

An unplanned trajectory

Cameo Lance spoke at an American Physical Society meeting about her winding path from an undergraduate degree in physics to the space industry.

09/20/22

Catching neutrinos at the LHC

After the successful initiation of two new detectors, scientists have begun to envision an expanded suite of neutrino experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

09/13/22

The value of a physics identity

Being able to see themselves as physicists can make or break students’ ability to thrive in the field.

09/06/22

Majorana Demonstrator finds ‘tantalizing’ new purpose

Scientists are using a detector originally designed to study neutrinos to pin down an elusive nuclear physics measurement.

08/30/22

Meet Quantum Kate

The animated YouTube series Quantum Kate is a teenager’s guide to modern physics.

08/23/22

Accelerator operators: pillars of particle physics

It takes years of on-the-job training to learn the ins and outs of particle accelerator operation.

08/16/22

Design thinking and the Disco-tracker

As part of a class on design thinking, a graduate student turned her research topic into an art installation resembling a giant disco ball.

08/09/22

Four (more) things you might not know about antimatter

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

08/04/22

Why aren’t neutrinos adding up?

Physicists take on the mystery of the missing (and extra) neutrinos.

08/02/22

6 views of working in particle physics without a PhD

Symmetry chats with scientists and engineers about doing important work in physics without a doctoral degree.

07/26/22

Ximena Cid builds community by cherishing her roots

Ximena Cid found her place in STEM by embracing her identity. Now she helps others do the same.

07/19/22

LHCb ramps up the search for dark photons

A handful of physicists have prepared the detector for a more sophisticated dark matter search.

07/12/22

Final Snowmass meeting to be held next week

The workshop is the culmination of a two-year process to provide a scientific vision and detailed proposals to the planning process for the future of US particle physics.

07/06/22

10 years later, Higgs boson discoverers publish refined measurements

In new papers by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations, physicists detail high-precision results from Higgs boson studies—but no new physics (yet).

07/05/22

Wait, didn’t the LHC already “restart?”

Today marks the start of LHC Run 3. So what was #restartingLHC in April all about?

06/30/22

Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson

Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.