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12/16/20
Fermilab

The U.S. Department of Energy has formally approved the scope, schedule and cost of the PIP-II project at Fermilab. The PIP-II accelerator will become the heart of Fermilab’s upgraded accelerator complex, delivering more powerful proton beams to the lab’s experiments.

12/15/20
Fermilab

A joint team of researchers at Fermilab and partner institutions have achieved quantum teleportation, teleporting information over a distance of 44 kilometers.

12/11/20
CERN

A new open data policy for scientific experiments at the Large Hadron Collider will make scientific research more reproducible, accessible, and collaborative.

12/04/20
Fermilab

Results from the ProtoDUNE single-phase detector at CERN pave the way for detectors 20 times larger for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab.

 
12/02/20
Quanta

A team in Paris has made the most precise measurement yet of the fine-structure constant, killing hopes for a new force of nature.

12/01/20
New York Times

Astronomers and residents of Puerto Rico mourned as an eye on the cosmos shuttered unexpectedly on Tuesday morning.

11/23/20
Quanta

Physicists plan to leave no stone unturned, checking whether dark matter tickles different types of detectors, nudges starlight, warms planetary cores or even lodges in rocks.

11/20/20
CERN

The new collection of 200 additional software packages make most ATLAS software open and reinforces ATLAS’s commitment to open science.

How English became the language of physics

03/02/21

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

09/29/20

How big can a fundamental particle be?

Extremely massive fundamental particles could exist, but they would seriously mess with our understanding of quantum mechanics.

09/22/20

Nature through the looking glass

Handedness—and the related concept of chirality—are double-sided ways of understanding how matter breaks symmetries.

09/17/20

Parking the LHC proton train

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.

07/28/20

What dark matter is (probably) not

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.

07/21/20

Behind the scenes of the CMS experiment’s 1000th paper

What does it take to publish a scientific analysis in one of the world’s largest experiments?

07/14/20

CONNIE gets closer to picturing reactor neutrinos

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.

07/07/20

Making science more equitable, starting with 101

A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.

06/30/20

Hundreds of hadrons

Hadrons count among their number the familiar protons and neutrons that make up our atoms, but they are much more than that.