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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.

08/26/21
Gizmodo

A quartz acoustic-wave resonator in Australia has made its first intriguing detections.

08/20/21
Wired

It’s back-to-school season, so here are some tips on getting the most out of college science courses.

08/19/21
Science Clear+Vivid Podcast

As a young physics student, Caterina Vernieri was lucky enough to join the team hunting for the the Higgs boson just as it was found. She talks with Alan Alda about building a detector that may reveal the Higgs’ secrets.

08/05/21
ScienceNews

Old and new detectors trace the whirling paths of subatomic particles.

08/04/21

LHCb discovers longest-lived exotic matter yet

The newly discovered tetraquark provides a unique window into the interactions of the particles that make up atoms.

08/04/21
Fermilab

Construction workers are working around the clock to carve out space a mile underground for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

Are leptons all alike?

12/07/21

Building experimental evidence suggests that the electron, muon and tau may feel different forces.

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.

03/09/21

A Fermilab family legacy

Steve Tammes’ love of physics began with his grandfather’s tales about Fermilab.

03/02/21

How English became the language of physics

Today, more than 90% of the indexed articles in the natural sciences are published in English. That wasn’t always the case.

02/25/21

Searching for Higgs boson twins

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

02/23/21

Five DIY physics demos

Missing visits to the museum? Or in need of some home-school activities? Check out these five do-it-yourself physics demos!

02/16/21

New strategy for Latin American physics

Scientists in Latin America recently published the first coordinated plan for the region’s research in high-energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

02/15/21

Pierre Auger shares 10% of data

The observatory has made detailed information about an initial selection of its recorded cosmic-ray events available for outside scientists to use.

02/09/21

Dear Labby: Life advice from physics

Particle physics might be complex, but it’s nothing compared to the confusion of human existence.

02/02/21

What is luminosity?

Later this decade, the Large Hadron Collider will be upgraded to the High-Luminosity LHC. What does “luminosity” mean in particle physics?

01/26/21

Physicists submit avalanche of ideas to ‘Snowmass’ process

Scientists wrote more than 1500 letters of interest to share ideas about what they hope the next decade of particle physics will bring.

01/14/21

ATLAS releases ‘full orchestra’ of analysis instruments

The ATLAS collaboration has begun to publish likelihood functions, information that will allow researchers to better understand and use their experiment’s data in future analyses.

01/12/21

The status of supersymmetry

Once the most popular framework for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is facing a reckoning—but many researchers are not giving up on it yet.

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.