Physicists are finding ways to contribute to projects related to epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, supporting healthcare systems, and studying public sentiment.
Physicist Cristiano Galbiati shifted focus from the search for dark matter to the shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. The collaboration he began created an easy-to-manufacture ventilator in less than two months.
Experimentalists and theorists search for Higgs bosons escaping as dark matter.
Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett releases a neutrino-inspired video and commentary.
The group Science Responds harnesses physicists’ expertise in fields like data science, statistics and software development to support efforts to respond to COVID-19.
Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC.
Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed with modern technology, excited the world more than 30 years ago—and it remains an intriguing subject of study even today.
Amy Catanzano bridges the worlds of poetry and science.
In an imaginative short film, Symmetry writer Sarah Charley investigates the physics of vegetables.
The ADMX experiment trains scientists to deal with real signals—by creating fake ones.
How do you measure a decade of LHC research?
Only 1% of the mass of the proton comes from the Higgs field. ALICE scientists examine a process that could help explain the rest.
Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.
An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.
Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.
Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.