Extremely massive fundamental particles could exist, but they would seriously mess with our understanding of quantum mechanics.
Handedness—and the related concept of chirality—are double-sided ways of understanding how matter breaks symmetries.
Particle accelerators like the LHC require intricate beam dump systems to safely dispose of high-energy particles after each run.
In this stop-motion video, Symmetry writer Zack Savitsky imagines an artist whose supplies have taken on some of the properties of neutrinos.
Humans and robots work together in a carefully choreographed dance for the Mu2e experiment.
Astrophysicists are combining multiple methods to reveal the secrets of some of the weirdest objects in the universe.
The MAGIC telescope’s first observation of a gamma-ray burst gave astronomers surprising new insight into the phenomenon.
Scientists on experiments at the LHC are redesigning their methods and building supplemental detectors to look for new particles that might be evading them.
Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English.
Even world-famous theorist Juan Maldacena wasn’t sure at first whether he should pursue a PhD in physics.
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.
No one knows for sure what dark matter is. But we know we need something to explain what we see in the universe, and we’ve crossed a few ideas off of our list.
What does it take to publish a scientific analysis in one of the world’s largest experiments?
A collaboration of the Americas aims to take the first pioneering images of low-energy neutrinos and provide new data to shed light on the mysterious identity of dark matter.
A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.
Hadrons count among their number the familiar protons and neutrons that make up our atoms, but they are much more than that.