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09/08/20

Scientists capture largest digital photo ever taken in a single shot

Sensors for the world’s largest digital camera have snapped their first 3200-megapixel images at SLAC.

08/26/20
Fermilab

Fermilab has been selected to lead one of five national centers to bring about transformational advances in quantum information science as a part of the US National Quantum Initiative.

08/26/20
SLAC

Q-NEXT will tackle next-generation quantum science challenges through a public-private partnership.

08/24/20

LHC creates matter from light

Scientists on an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider see massive W particles emerging from collisions with electromagnetic fields. How can this happen?

Parking the LHC proton train

09/17/20

Particle accelerators like the LHC require intricate beam dump systems to safely dispose of high-energy particles after each run.

09/15/20

The neutrino painter

In this stop-motion video, Symmetry writer Zack Savitsky imagines an artist whose supplies have taken on some of the properties of neutrinos.

09/10/20

A robot ballet

Humans and robots work together in a carefully choreographed dance for the Mu2e experiment.

09/01/20

How big is a neutron star?

Astrophysicists are combining multiple methods to reveal the secrets of some of the weirdest objects in the universe.

08/25/20

A bit of MAGIC

The MAGIC telescope’s first observation of a gamma-ray burst gave astronomers surprising new insight into the phenomenon.

08/18/20

Long-lived particles get their moment

Scientists on experiments at the LHC are redesigning their methods and building supplemental detectors to look for new particles that might be evading them.

08/11/20

Physics in a second language

Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English.

08/04/20

Taking a risk on theoretical physics

Even world-famous theorist Juan Maldacena wasn’t sure at first whether he should pursue a PhD in physics.

07/30/20

Boosting the representation of Black students

A study conducted by the TEAM-UP task force provides a road map for doubling the number of African Americans obtaining bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy.