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01/09/20
Nature

The latest launch includes a ‘DarkSat’ prototype to reduce reflection from fleets of broadband Internet satellites.

01/09/20
Berkeley Lab

New data yield one of the most sensitive probes to date of processes that may have seeded the matter vs. antimatter imbalance in the universe.
 

01/07/20
Fermilab

In late October SuperCDMS scientists cooled their dilution refrigerator down to 5.3 millikelvin, only a few thousandths of a kelvin above absolute zero.

01/06/20
Motherboard

Since 2016, researchers keep stumbling upon galaxies that don’t seem to be dominated by dark matter. 

01/06/20
TED@NAS

Astrophysicist Risa Wechsler explores why dark matter may be the key to understanding how the universe formed, and shares how physicists in labs around the world are coming up with creative ways to study it.

01/03/20
Physics

The first of a new generation of experiments aiming to shed light on the mysterious dark energy will start collecting data early this year.

12/13/19
CERN

The LHC will restart in May 2021, and Run 3 will be extended by one year.

12/13/19
Nature

The mass-authorship trend that began in particle physics is spreading to other fields.

When kids interview scientists

01/23/20

Science Storytellers brings together two groups of innately curious individuals: scientists and children.

12/10/19

Physics books of 2019

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone takes us through a selection of this year’s new popular physics books.

12/05/19

Humans of physics

Enormous scientific collaborations are made up of hundreds upon thousands of individuals, each with their own story.

12/03/19

A matter of interpretation

Deaf scientist Giordon Stark works to ensure the field of physics research is accessible to all.

12/02/19

After a transplant, a physicist takes on heart failure

Physicist Avi Yagil partnered with the doctors who gave him a new heart to bring techniques from particle physics into the evaluation of heart-failure patients.

11/26/19

Get to know 10 early-career experimentalists

Junior faculty in experimental particle physics and astrophysics talk about how they got into physics, their favorite parts of the experimental process and how they spend their time outside the lab.

11/21/19

Building up the African physics community

Since 2010, the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications has provided education to hundreds of students.

11/19/19

A new view into the history of the universe

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

11/15/19

ISS astronauts start AMS repair

A series of joint NASA and ESA spacewalks four years in the making aims to extend the life of the AMS particle detector.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

11/12/19

Transitions into medical physics

Scientists who moved from particle physics or astrophysics to medical physics sit down with Symmetry to talk about life, science and career changes.

11/07/19

How to share the data from LSST

The Large Synoptic Sky Survey will collect so much data that data scientists needed to figure out new ways for astronomers to access it.

11/05/19

Put it to the test beam

Before a detector component can head to its forever home, it has to pass the test.

10/31/19

LHC music through the ColliderScope

This summer, physicist Larry Lee had festival-goers dancing to the sounds of science.

10/29/19

A budding strategy for large-scale science in Latin America

For the first time, scientists and policy-makers are creating a regional strategy for scientific projects in Latin America, starting with a focus on high-energy physics and cosmology.

10/28/19

Hahn shot first

After 32 years as Fermilab’s staff photographer, Reidar Hahn is retiring—and saying farewell with a final collection of photos in Fermilab’s art gallery.

10/24/19

ARAPUCA: Let there be light traps

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