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10/19/21
Quanta

After a search of neutron stars finds preliminary evidence for hypothetical dark matter particles called axions, astrophysicists are devising new ways to spot them.

10/18/21
CERN

After over two years of upgrades and maintenance, the four main LHC experiments are finalizing preparations to receive pilot beams.

10/09/21
The Guardian

To study the stuff of the universe, you have to block it out, and that is exactly what a bold project in regional Victoria is trying to do.

10/05/21
New York Times

The work of Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation,” the committee said.

10/04/21
Black Hills Pioneer

As the Sanford Lab prepares a proposal to become formally recognized as a Department of Energy User Facility, scientists from all over the world met virtually to discuss a myriad of future experiments.

09/17/21
Nature

Hints of a previously unknown, primordial form of the substance could explain why the cosmos now seems to be expanding faster than theory predicts.

09/14/21
Scientific American

A mismatch between theory and experiment could explain big physics mysteries.

09/13/21
Wired UK

The Euclid telescope will soon start work studying two billion galaxies.

Physics books of 2021

11/30/21

Explore 10 new works related to particle physics and astrophysics, plus a bonus book on math.

06/08/21

A strong force for inclusion

Elena Long’s search for community as a trans scientist put her at the forefront of LGBT+ advocacy in physics.

06/01/21

Einstein’s garden: translating physics into Blackfoot

Sharon Yellowfly has been preserving and expanding the Blackfoot language by translating the announcements of LIGO’s universe-bending discoveries.

05/25/21

A champion of physics in South Africa

In recognition of his own past, Azwinndini Muronga has brought STEM enrichment opportunities to youth in remote, underserved towns and villages.

05/20/21

Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics

Fermilab scientists are developing one of the most cold-tolerant robots ever made so they can monitor the interiors of particle detectors.

05/18/21

Exhibit explores layers of SNOLAB

In Drift: Art and Dark Matter, pieces by four artists-in-residence dig deep into the underground laboratory.

05/13/21

Which neutrino is the heaviest?

The question may seem simple, but physicists don’t yet know the answer. New measurements aim to change that.

05/11/21

Seeing through walls and breaking down barriers

Physicists and archaeologists are teaming up to provide research opportunities for Black and Hispanic undergraduates.

05/04/21

On the marvels of physics

Theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson answers Symmetry writer Brianna Barbu’s questions about his work in science and outreach, including advising on movies like Avengers: Endgame.

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.