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05/01/19
Quanta

The sun radiates far more high-frequency light than expected, raising questions about unknown features of the sun’s magnetic field and the possibility of even more exotic physics.

04/29/19
Quanta

A new look at a years-old study shows that dark matter might still be responsible for a strange glow coming from the Milky Way’s center.

04/25/19
Ars Technica

Researchers have used a tank full of two tonnes of liquid xenon, put together to detect dark matter, to identify the rarest decay ever detected. 

04/24/19
Nature

A detector that was designed to probe dark matter has seen an elusive nuclear decay called two-neutrino double electron capture—with implications for nuclear and particle physics.

04/22/19
Ars Technica

An ingenious new detector design was inspired by YouTube videos and the movie Frozen.

04/15/19
Fermilab

Future particle physics experiments are limited by the targets currently used in particle accelerators. 

04/12/19
Gizmodo

Less than two weeks after LIGO and Virgo turned back on, they’ve already seen evidence of two pairs of colliding black holes.

04/11/19
Science Friday

Researchers who worked on the Event Horizon Telescope have released the first image of a black hole’s shadow. Now what?

Casting a wide net

05/14/19

In their quest to discover physics beyond the Standard Model, physicists weigh the pros and cons of different search strategies.

04/09/19

All hands on deck

Some theorists have taken to designing their own experiments to broaden the search for dark matter.

04/02/19

Considering the whole student

Meet three scientists connected by the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program.

03/28/19

Why LHC physics is like ‘Starcraft’

Video games and physics have more in common than you might think.

03/26/19

To PhD or not to PhD

Respondents to Symmetry’s survey about what it’s like to earn a PhD in particle physics or astrophysics offer their views of the experience.

03/19/19

‘Entangle’ exhibit fuels imagination with physics

A Swedish university tapped the founding director of CERN’s artist-in-residence program to curate a new art exhibit inspired by physics.

03/14/19

The potential of plasma wakefield acceleration

Scientists around the world are testing ways to further boost the power of particle accelerators while drastically shrinking their size.

03/12/19

Decolonizing science through sci comm

Science writer Sibusiso Biyela aims to bring science back to South Africa’s Zulu communities.

03/05/19

A tiny new experiment at the LHC

The story of the latest experiment approved for installation at the Large Hadron Collider starts with a theorist and a question about dark matter.

02/26/19

10 words that mean something different to physicists

Some of this science sounds awfully familiar.

02/22/19

The bubble chamber sand mandala

One sprinkle of sand at a time, two artists recreated the moment a particle passed through a detector 30 years earlier.

02/19/19

An astronomical data challenge

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will manage unprecedented volumes of data produced each night.

02/14/19

Taking a collider to the dark energy problem

Every second, the universe grows a little bigger. Scientists are using the LHC to try to find out why.

02/12/19

A taste of particle physics

For physicists Katy Grimm and Katharine Leney, science is a piece of cake.

02/05/19

Tenacious persistence

Fermilab’s Liz Sexton-Kennedy talks to Symmetry about her lifelong drive to learn and how it led to her current role as Chief Information Officer for Fermilab.

01/30/19

Retired equipment lives on in new physics experiments

Physicists often find thrifty, ingenious ways to reuse equipment and resources.

01/25/19

Success after a three-year sprint

After a rush to start up the first large prototype detector, stellar results show the technology for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is ready to shine.