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11/04/19
Mercury News

Jeffery Chen, a senior at Burlingame High, explains how astronomers are using the neutrino particle.

11/04/19
Physics

Physics asked a number of scientists from Vietnam about their thoughts on physics in their home country.

11/04/19
Quanta

When researchers reanalyzed the gold-standard data set of the early universe, they concluded that the cosmos must be “closed,” or curled up like a ball. Most others remain unconvinced.

10/29/19
Berkeley Lab

LUX-ZEPLIN experiment’s time projection chamber is successfully moved to its research cavern nearly a mile underground.

10/28/19

DESI opens its 5000 eyes

With installation near completion, the new sky-surveying instrument has begun final testing.

10/24/19
Vox

With a quantum computer, scientists are dipping into deeply weird physics to solve problems.

10/23/19
Gizmodo

For many, it’s an exciting time, with lots of new ideas and upcoming experiments to test them.

10/21/19

Scientists combine forces to study first light

Scientists are designing a next-generation experiment to map the Big Bang’s relic afterglow.

A new view into the history of the universe

11/19/19

With an upgrade to the Super-Kamiokande detector, neutrino physicists will gain access to the supernovae of the past.

Symmetry Series: Latin America

This trilingual collection explores particle physics and astrophysics in Latin America.

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.

10/03/19

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.

10/08/19

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.

10/09/19

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.

10/10/19

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.

10/15/19

Building on luck

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

10/24/19

ARAPUCA: Let there be light traps

Latin American institutions are instrumental in creating photon detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

10/23/19

How Argentina joined ATLAS

Maria Teresa Dova has been instrumental in bringing scientists in Argentina new opportunities to participate in particle physics and astrophysics experiments, including one that co-discovered the Higgs boson.

10/22/19

Hacking the physics seminar

Feeling left out of some traditional paths to community in particle physics, a group of Latin American researchers created their own way to connect.

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.