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12/09/19
Cosmos

Australian astrophysicist Martin White discusses life with and around the Large Hadron Collider.

12/06/19
Time

Despite our considerable efforts, there remain essential facets of our universe that we simply do not know how to explain.

11/27/19
Quanta

Focus in the search for dark matter may be shifting to the axion, an ultra-lightweight particle whose existence would solve two mysteries at once.

11/25/19
ScienceNews

The newly found outliers defy ideas of how these star systems evolve.

11/25/19
Gizmodo

The Proton Synchrotron (PS) accelerated its first protons on November 24, 1959.

11/19/19
Fermilab

The collaboration plans to start taking physics data in early December.

11/13/19
Quanta

Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.

11/13/19
Nature

Ultrasensitive experiments on trapped antiprotons provide a window onto possible differences between matter and antimatter. Now they could also shed light on the identity of dark matter.

Drag racing and black hole physics

01/16/20

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

10/17/19

How HAWC landed in Mexico

A strong regional tradition of high-energy physics and astrophysics—plus the aspirations of one young researcher—brought the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-ray Observatory to Mexico.

10/16/19

A partnership turns to neutrinos

A collaboration with fewer than 100 members has played an important role in Fermilab’s ongoing partnership with Latin American scientists and institutions.

10/15/19

Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.

10/09/19

A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

10/08/19

Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.

10/03/19

The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.

10/02/19

From the editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.

10/01/19

Chasing gravitational waves

When LIGO and Virgo detected the echoes that likely came from a collision between a black hole and a neutron star, dozens of physicists began a hunt for the signal’s electromagnetic counterpart. 

09/30/19

A day in the life of a cosmic-ray ‘bookkeeper’

Early-career physicist Jonathan LeyVa is helping to build one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter detectors.

09/27/19

Behind the “Cosmic Design”

Artist Shanthi Chandrasekar explains the mixture of art and physics in her new gallery exhibit at Fermilab.

09/24/19

Fighting cancer with physics

Researchers at CERN are investigating how very high-energy electrons could help target tumors.

09/19/19

How to get a particle detector on a plane

Berkeley Lab scientists’ unusual carry-ons include components for a CERN experiment’s detector upgrade.

09/17/19

Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence

The Big Bang Science Fair brings science communication and outreach to an arts festival in Rhode Island. 

09/12/19

Q&A: Becky Thompson

Meet the comic-creating, triathlete, Hufflepuff physicist who’s also the new head of Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach.

09/10/19

Finding happiness in hardware

Working on hardware doesn’t come easily to all physicists, but Francesca Ricci-Tam has learned that what matters most is a willingness to put in the practice.