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Breakthrough Prize awarded to architects of supergravity

Three theoretical physicists have won the Breakthrough Prize for developing a way to connect general relativity with particle physics.

Ars Technica

It's all about the connectivity between particles, just like mapping social networks.


Hot water from the LHC’s cooling system at Point 8 will be collected to heat a new area of the neighboring commune of Ferney-Voltaire.


Born shortly after the Big Bang, these cosmic monsters have perplexed astronomers for years.

Berkeley Lab

Major deliveries in June set the stage for the next phase of work on LUX-ZEPLIN project.


The Spektr-RG telescope is a joint venture between Russia and Germany that will map X-rays across the entire sky in unprecedented detail.


Satellite galaxies provide new clues about dark matter

A new study shows that light dark matter is 1000 times less likely to bump into regular matter than previous analyses allowed.

Berkeley Lab

Researchers will pick 35 million galaxies and quasars to target during DESI’s 5-year mission.

Holography class gives students new perspective


A holography class at the Ohio State University combines art and physics to provide a more complete picture of how we understand the world around us.


A day in the life of a dark matter data wrangler

Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.


Get to know 10 early-career theorists

Junior faculty in theoretical physics talk about what keeps them up at night, their favorite places to think and how they explain their jobs to nonscientists.


The 9 percent difference

A discrepancy between different measurements of the Hubble constant makes scientists question whether something is amiss in our understanding of the universe.


The right stuff

A CERN engineer sees if she has what it takes to live and work on Mars.


The future of particle accelerators may be autonomous

Particle accelerators are some of the most complicated machines in science. Scientists are working on ways to run them with a diminishing amount of direction from humans.


A day in the life of an accelerator designer

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


The language of physics

10 more words that mean something different to scientists.


Berkeley leans into search for light dark matter

Dark matter could be much lower in mass and slighter in energy than previously thought.


Sharing CERN with Nepal

A dynamic duo at CERN is planting seeds to foster physics research in Nepal.


Engineering the world’s largest digital camera

Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.


Brothers reunited on the ATLAS experiment

Two brothers with very different career paths land on the same project at CERN.


From physics to data science

Four physicists share their journeys through academia into industry and offer words of wisdom for those considering making a similar move.


Casting a wide net

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


A universe is born

Take a (brief) journey through the early history of our cosmos.


The unseen progress of the LHC

It’s not always about what you discover.


A common language

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