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03/09/21
CERN Courier

The TOTEM collaboration at the LHC, in collaboration with the DZero collaboration at the former Tevatron collider at Fermilab, have announced the discovery of an elusive three-gluon state predicted almost 50 years ago.

02/24/21
Quanta

Twenty years ago, physicists set out to investigate a mysterious asymmetry in the proton’s interior. Their results, published today, show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core.

02/24/21
Ars Technica

The finding provides evidence that tidal disruption events can also be cosmic particle accelerators.

02/12/21
TRIUMF

Smith, executive director of SNOLAB, has been selected to serve as the next director of TRIUMF.  

02/05/21
Science

On 11 February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the US Postal Service will issue a stamp commemorating Chien-Shiung Wu.

01/27/21
Science

The measures that g-2 experimenters are taking to ensure they don’t fool themselves into claiming a false discovery are the stuff of spy novels.

01/26/21

Snowmass summer study pushed to 2022

Organizers of the planning exercise that helps shape the future of US particle physics have moved its final workshop back by one year.

01/25/21
Quanta

If our universe is a bubble that inflated inside a larger multiverse, it might bear scars from collisions with nearby bubbles.

From the atmosphere to the underground

04/13/21

Read the travelogue of a xenon atom as it journeys from the air we breathe to a dark-matter detector a mile underground.

11/03/20

The human side of science

Sal Wanying Fu knows there’s more to science than numbers.

10/29/20

Japan’s KAGRA searches the sky for gravitational waves

The newly operational KAGRA will bump the number of gravitational-wave observatories to four, which will allow scientists to better triangulate the source of ripples in space-time.

10/22/20

#BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public.

10/20/20

The many paths of muon math

Here’s how physicists calculate g-2, the value that will determine whether the muon is giving us a sign of new physics.

10/13/20

A powerful new tool to study the cosmos

Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy.

10/08/20

Imagining the unseen

An art exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin combines art and science to illuminate the invisible nature of dark matter.

10/06/20

Shh! These tests will enable a quieter search for dark matter

The LUX-ZEPLIN collaboration has published results showing radioactive background levels for experiment’s components, creating a library for future rare event searches.

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.