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11/22/22
Scientific American

A new proposal seeks to solve the paradox of quantum spin.

11/03/22
Physics

Using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, researchers have found significant evidence of a cosmic source of high-energy neutrinos.

10/31/22
New York Times

Last year, in the hope of finding asteroids cloaked by excessive sunlight, an international team of astronomers co-opted a camera primarily designed to investigate dark energy. 

10/26/22
Quanta

A recent gamma-ray burst known as the BOAT—“brightest of all time”—appears to have produced a high-energy particle that shouldn’t exist.

10/20/22
WIRED

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s key instrument is almost ready to be installed on the telescope, where it will image tens of billions of cosmic objects.

10/19/22
Quanta

The positively charged particle at the heart of the atom is an object of unspeakable complexity, one that changes its appearance depending on how it is probed. 

10/19/22
Gizmodo

An analysis has produced the most precise summation to date of the universe’s dark energy and dark matter contents.

10/10/22
BBC Science Focus

Cosmologist Katie Mack describes the dark period between the Big Bang and the birth of the first stars.

Physics books of 2022

12/06/22

This year’s list includes a book about an eminent physicist striving to avoid fame, two unique books for children, and a book with equations you'll actually be able to read.

10/04/22

15 spectacular photos from the Dark Energy Camera

The powerful camera built for the Dark Energy Survey has taken more than 1 million photos from its perch in Chile. Here are some of the best.

09/27/22

An unplanned trajectory

Cameo Lance spoke at an American Physical Society meeting about her winding path from an undergraduate degree in physics to the space industry.

09/20/22

Catching neutrinos at the LHC

After the successful initiation of two new detectors, scientists have begun to envision an expanded suite of neutrino experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

09/13/22

The value of a physics identity

Being able to see themselves as physicists can make or break students’ ability to thrive in the field.

09/06/22

Majorana Demonstrator finds ‘tantalizing’ new purpose

Scientists are using a detector originally designed to study neutrinos to pin down an elusive nuclear physics measurement.

08/30/22

Meet Quantum Kate

The animated YouTube series Quantum Kate is a teenager’s guide to modern physics.

08/23/22

Accelerator operators: pillars of particle physics

It takes years of on-the-job training to learn the ins and outs of particle accelerator operation.

08/16/22

Design thinking and the Disco-tracker

As part of a class on design thinking, a graduate student turned her research topic into an art installation resembling a giant disco ball.

08/09/22

Four (more) things you might not know about antimatter

It’s around you, it’s a part of you, and scientists are still trying to figure it out.

08/04/22

Why aren’t neutrinos adding up?

Physicists take on the mystery of the missing (and extra) neutrinos.

08/02/22

6 views of working in particle physics without a PhD

Symmetry chats with scientists and engineers about doing important work in physics without a doctoral degree.

07/26/22

Ximena Cid builds community by cherishing her roots

Ximena Cid found her place in STEM by embracing her identity. Now she helps others do the same.

07/19/22

LHCb ramps up the search for dark photons

A handful of physicists have prepared the detector for a more sophisticated dark matter search.

07/12/22

Final Snowmass meeting to be held next week

The workshop is the culmination of a two-year process to provide a scientific vision and detailed proposals to the planning process for the future of US particle physics.

07/06/22

10 years later, Higgs boson discoverers publish refined measurements

In new papers by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations, physicists detail high-precision results from Higgs boson studies—but no new physics (yet).

07/05/22

Wait, didn’t the LHC already “restart?”

Today marks the start of LHC Run 3. So what was #restartingLHC in April all about?