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10/02/20
Science

Seven years ago, the US particle physics community hammered out its current research road map and rallied around it. Thanks to that unity—and generous budgets—the Department of Energy has already started on almost every project on the list.

10/01/20

Defining the next decade of US particle physics

The “Snowmass” process seeks to identify the most promising questions to explore in future research.

09/22/20
Wired

After repurposing facial recognition and deepfake tech to study galaxies and the Higgs boson, physicists think they can help shape the responsible use of AI.

09/22/20
Scientific American

The Chinese JUNO experiment will aim to answer a mystery about the particles’ mass.

09/18/20
Fermilab

Fermilab’s ICEBERG particle detector is effectively a miniature version of component that tracks neutrinos in the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

09/17/20
Quanta

Renormalization has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years.

09/15/20
Black Hills Pioneer

The APS Historic Sites Initiative works to increase public awareness of noteworthy physics-related events and discoveries.

09/08/20

Scientists capture largest digital photo ever taken in a single shot

Sensors for the world’s largest digital camera have snapped their first 3200-megapixel images at SLAC.

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?

03/10/20

Accounting for the Higgs

Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.

02/27/20

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

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.

02/13/20

The reverse science fair

A school invited physicists from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to present their science for judgment by elementary students.

02/11/20

What we know about dark matter

Although scientists have yet to find the spooky stuff, they aren’t completely in the dark.

02/04/20

On background

Physicists deal with background in their experiments in two ways: by reducing it and by rejecting it.

01/28/20

Fine-tuning versus naturalness

When observed parameters seem like they must be finely tuned to fit a theory, some physicists accept it as coincidence. Others want to keep digging.

01/23/20

When kids interview scientists

Science Storytellers brings together two groups of innately curious individuals: scientists and children.

01/21/20

The other dark matter candidate

As technology improves, scientists discover new ways to search for theorized dark matter particles called axions.

01/16/20

Drag racing and black hole physics

The first undergraduate on the Event Horizon Telescope to receive junior collaborator status thrives in the unknown.

01/14/20

The persevering physicist

To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.

01/09/20

Expanding a neutrino hunt in the South Pole

A forthcoming upgrade to the IceCube detector will provide deeper insights into the elusive particles.

01/07/20

Vera Rubin, giant of astronomy

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.

12/19/19

Particle physics for preschoolers

Particle physics might seem too complex for young children, but educators are finding enthusiasm and understanding even among the Sesame Street set.

12/17/19

New physics, naughty and nice

Grab your cocoa or pumpkin spice—as today we examine what’s naughty and nice.