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10/17/18
NSF

A beam of molecules fired into gauntlet of lasers shows the electron's charge is spherical.

10/16/18
Berkeley Lab

A set of see-through acrylic tanks will help researchers reject false signals measured by a deep-underground experiment.

10/11/18
CERN

The CERN Council has launched the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, a two-year process aimed at developing a vision for the future of particle physics in Europe. 

10/05/18
Wired

The original statement contained 200 signatures; within a day, 1400 more academics signed.

10/05/18
Gizmodo

The statement both condemns the actions of the speaker and refutes the conclusions he presented.

10/03/18
Fermilab

With a career that spanned more than 60 years, Lederman became one of the most important figures in the history of particle physics.

10/03/18
New York Times

Leon Lederman's ingenious experiments with particle accelerators deepened science’s understanding of the subatomic world.

10/02/18
Washington Post

The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Tuesday to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their pioneering work to turn lasers into powerful tools.

Physics footage from a Monkee

11/15/18

1970s video footage recorded by musician Micky Dolenz when he visited the then-nascent Fermilab is now available on YouTube.

10/16/18

Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter.

10/09/18

Progress in plasma wakefield acceleration for positrons

Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.

10/04/18

The 3-ton ruler

A specialized measuring machine at SLAC is helping scientists build precise detectors for the ATLAS experiment.

09/27/18

Life as an accelerator operator

Behind some of the world’s biggest scientific instruments are teams with a set of skills you can’t find anywhere else. 

09/25/18

How not to be fooled in physics

Particle physicists and astrophysicists employ a variety of tools to avoid erroneous results.

09/20/18

Dark matter vibes

SuperCDMS physicists are testing a way to amp up dark matter vibrations to help them search for lighter particles.

09/13/18

A whale of a tale

Scientists looking for tiny particles off the coast of Italy stumble upon a much bigger research subject.

09/11/18

A 25-foot thermometer for neutrino science

This instrument developed for DUNE can take 48 temperatures simultaneously and with expert precision.

09/06/18

ProtoDUNE in pictures

Twenty photos, two detectors, one goal.

09/04/18

Changing the game

Willie Rockward applied to college with pro football dreams, but a physics scholarship set him on a different path.

08/21/18

How’s it going, LIGO?

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has a new digital assistant.

08/16/18

ICARUS neutrino detector installed at Fermilab

With this move, ICARUS now sits in the path of Fermilab's neutrino beam, a milestone that brings the detector one step closer to taking data.

08/14/18

Rising stars of multi-messenger astronomy

A year after detecting a neutron star collision, scientists are excited for the future of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.

08/09/18

Tour du LHC

An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.

08/07/18

A dual-phase DUNE

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes.

08/01/18

Machine learning proliferates in particle physics

A new review in Nature chronicles the many ways machine learning is popping up in particle physics research.