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10/22/20
Physics Today

The stories of these physicists show the barriers to Black people’s participation in physics and suggest changes to make the field more welcoming.

10/21/20
Fermilab

LBNF provides the infrastructure that houses and supports the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

10/19/20
Fermilab

For decades, scientists have struggled to achieve the necessary precision for the ampere. But a device called the skipper CCD could spark an advance in measurement science.

10/14/20
Interactions

From Oct. 26-31, a series of Dark Matter Day events will highlight the global search for dark matter, which, together with dark energy, makes up about 95% of the mass and energy in our universe. 

10/06/20
Wired

 

In theory, the particles could reveal whether a reactor is building up plutonium for weapons. US energy experts are starting to take the idea seriously.

10/06/20
Reuters

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics.

10/06/20
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Three Laureates share this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole. 

10/05/20
Fermilab

If Betelgeuse went supernova, detecting the emitted neutrinos would present a unique opportunity to investigate the properties of these particles.

Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

11/17/20

Not all scientific claims are equal. How can you tell if a discovery is real?

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.

06/16/20

The stories a muon could tell

The discovery of the muon originally confounded physicists. Today international experiments are using the previously perplexing particle to gain a new understanding of our world.

06/09/20

How do neutrinos get their mass?

Neutrinos don’t seem to get their mass in the same way as other particles in the Standard Model.

05/26/20

The sourdough starter physics family

A sourdough family started at Fermilab by a graduate student visiting from Texas A&M has continued to expand and flourish.

05/21/20

Physicists curate list of COVID-19 projects to join

Physicists are finding ways to contribute to projects related to epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, supporting healthcare systems, and studying public sentiment.

05/18/20

Physicists put their expertise toward ventilator shortage

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.

05/15/20

The invisible Higgs bosons

Experimentalists and theorists search for Higgs bosons escaping as dark matter.

05/07/20

Giving voice to neutrinos

Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett releases a neutrino-inspired video and commentary.

05/04/20

Physicists crowdsource pandemic problem-solving

The group Science Responds harnesses physicists’ expertise in fields like data science, statistics and software development to support efforts to respond to COVID-19.

04/30/20

The large boson-boson collider

Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC.

04/28/20

The supernova that keeps on giving

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.

04/21/20

The quantum poet

Amy Catanzano bridges the worlds of poetry and science.

04/14/20

The Large Kitchen Collider

In an imaginative short film, Symmetry writer Sarah Charley investigates the physics of vegetables.

04/07/20

Dark matter decoys

The ADMX experiment trains scientists to deal with real signals—by creating fake ones.

03/30/20

10 years of LHC physics, in numbers

How do you measure a decade of LHC research?

03/24/20

Scientists search for origin of proton mass

Only 1% of the mass of the proton comes from the Higgs field. ALICE scientists examine a process that could help explain the rest.