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05/28/19
Washington Post

On May 29, 1919, a solar eclipse forever altered our conception of gravity, rewrote the laws of physics and turned a 40-year-old, wild-haired scientist into a global celebrity.

05/25/19
Washington Post

Gell-Mann, an American physicist who devised the “eightfold way” and conceived the idea of “quarks,” died May 24.

05/22/19
Science

Are new particles materializing right under physicists' noses and going unnoticed? 

05/22/19
CERN Courier

The open symposium of the European Strategy for Particle Physics revealed a vibrant field in flux as it grapples with the next big questions.

05/20/19
Vox

Today humanity has a new definition of the kilogram, the standard unit of mass used the world over.

05/16/19

Europe’s path forward

Physicists meet this week in Granada, Spain, to update the European Strategy for Particle Physics.

05/09/19
Gizmodo

Scientists recreated one of the most important experiments in the history of physics.

05/07/19
Department of Energy

This is a story about scientists asking the question, "Why does any of this exist?" 

A day in the life of an accelerator designer

06/18/19

Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.

05/02/19

The unseen progress of the LHC

It’s not always about what you discover.

04/30/19

A common language

Physics professor Jason Nordhaus is working to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

04/25/19

It takes a village

Building a particle physics laboratory requires more than physicists.

04/23/19

Falsifiability and physics

Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics?

04/18/19

What gravitational waves can say about dark matter

Scientists think that, under some circumstances, dark matter could generate powerful enough gravitational waves for equipment like LIGO to detect.

04/16/19

A collision of light

One of the latest discoveries from the LHC takes the properties of photons beyond what your electrodynamics teacher will tell you in class.

04/11/19

LHCb results add clues to pentaquark mystery

A re-examination of a particle discovered in 2015 has scientists debating its true identity.

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.