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12/01/22
Quanta

Maintenance of the software that’s used for the hardest physics calculations rests almost entirely with a retiree. The situation reveals the problematic incentive structure of academia.

11/24/22
BBC Science Focus

Physicists investigating the properties of the subatomic particle quickly find themselves going down a rabbit hole of complexity and quantum weirdness.

11/22/22
Scientific American

A new proposal seeks to solve the paradox of quantum spin.

11/03/22
Physics

Using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, researchers have found significant evidence of a cosmic source of high-energy neutrinos.

10/31/22
New York Times

Last year, in the hope of finding asteroids cloaked by excessive sunlight, an international team of astronomers co-opted a camera primarily designed to investigate dark energy. 

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. 

A new way to explore proton’s structure with neutrinos yields first results

02/01/23

Physicists used MINERvA, a Fermilab neutrino experiment, to measure the proton’s size and structure using a neutrino-scattering technique.

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.

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.