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10/14/19

DUNE scientists see particle tracks with dual-phase technology

Scientists working at CERN have started tests of a new neutrino detector prototype that uses a promising technology called “dual phase.”

10/08/19

Nobel awarded for theoretical cosmology, exoplanet discovery

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.

10/08/19
Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos," with one half to James Peebles and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

10/04/19
Physics Girl

The world's largest digital camera is currently being assembled at a warehouse in California.

10/04/19
Gizmodo

Beginning this December, a fourth gravitational-wave detector will join the global search for cosmic events that cause ripples in spacetime.

10/02/19
CERN Courier

Physicists in Europe have published a 250-page “briefing book” to help map out the next major paths in fundamental exploration.

09/26/19
Fermilab

A 100-meter-deep shaft at Fermilab—constructed for a neutrino experiment many years ago—will become home to a new quantum experiment that will explore the nature of dark matter and gravitational waves.

09/24/19
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A new view into the history of the universe

11/19/19

With an upgrade to the Super-Kamiokande detector, neutrino physicists will gain access to the supernovae of the past.

Symmetry Series: Latin America

This trilingual collection explores particle physics and astrophysics in Latin America.

10/02/19

From the editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.

10/03/19

The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.

10/08/19

Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.

10/09/19

A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.

10/15/19

Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

09/17/19

Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence

The Big Bang Science Fair brings science communication and outreach to an arts festival in Rhode Island. 

09/12/19

Q&A: Becky Thompson

Meet the comic-creating, triathlete, Hufflepuff physicist who’s also the new head of Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach.

09/10/19

Finding happiness in hardware

Working on hardware doesn’t come easily to all physicists, but Francesca Ricci-Tam has learned that what matters most is a willingness to put in the practice.

09/05/19

Q&A with nuclear scientist Maria Żurek

 Żurek shares her experiences from the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

09/03/19

A new way to study high-energy gamma rays

The Cherenkov Telescope Array will combine experimental and observatory-style approaches to investigate the universe’s highest energies.

08/29/19

Upcycled instrument tied to auspicious accelerator

A composer has given new life to an amplifier used within a historically significant particle accelerator.

08/27/19

Channeling Shuri as a physicist at Wakandacon

Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel donned a superhero costume to celebrate diversity in STEM, nerdiness and science at Wakandacon in Chicago.

08/22/19

Holography class gives students new perspective

A holography class at the Ohio State University combines art and physics to provide a more complete picture of how we understand the world around us.

08/20/19

With open data, scientists share their work

There are barriers to making scientific data open, but doing so has already contributed to scientific progress.

08/15/19

Crossing fields

Karen Uhlenbeck’s pioneering work marries math with physics.

08/13/19

Testing DAMA

An Italian experiment has a 20-year signal of what could be dark matter—and scientists are embarking on their most promising efforts yet to confirm or refute its results.

08/08/19

Physics in the eyes and ears of an artist

Photographer Adam Nadel started his residency at Fermilab taking the portraits he is known for, but then he found himself venturing onto new artistic ground.

08/01/19

Powered by pixels

An innovative use of pixel technology is making liquid-argon neutrino detectors even better. 

07/30/19

Gravity’s waterfall

Physicists are using analog black holes to better understand gravity.

07/25/19

The thrill-seeking physicist

Chang Kee Jung almost lost his way as a risk-taking student, but after a university took a chance on him, he grew into a leader in physics.

07/23/19

Massless particles can’t be stopped

If a particle has no mass, how can it exist?