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04/10/19

Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

The image reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.

04/10/19
Gizmodo

Alongside the release of the image, scientists dropped six papers documenting how they created the image and what they’ve already learned about the black hole at the center of M87.

04/09/19
Cosmos

Dark energy will determine the end of the cosmos, and it won’t be pleasant, explains astrophysicist Katie Mack.

04/08/19
New Scientist

The team at the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of telescopes around the globe, is going to release its first results on 10 April.

04/05/19
Fermilab

The experiment measured neutrino interactions with polystyrene, carbon, iron, lead, water and helium.

04/04/19
Popular Mechanics

A group of astronomers has ruled out a hypothesis that dark matter might be made of tiny black holes created at the beginning of the universe.

04/03/19
Nature

A quirk in how Global Positioning System signals are time-stamped risks messing up devices’ data from 6 April.

04/03/19
Wired

The seeming lack of dark matter in two newly discovered galaxies is, ironically, strong evidence that it exists.

What gravitational waves can say about dark matter

04/18/19

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

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.

01/23/19

Remastered 1964 films show origins of SLAC

Two videos now available digitally in high fidelity tell the story of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center’s inception and construction.

01/22/19

The farmer physicist

A graduate student looks for belonging inside and outside academia.

01/17/19

Looking to the literature

Fermilab’s Inclusivity Journal Club seeks answers to difficult social questions in science.

01/15/19

‘A beautiful gathering of two worlds’

CERN inspired famous Dutch fashion artist Iris van Herpen to create her Magnetic Motion collection.

12/20/18

Lab Libs

Fill in the blanks for some physics fun.

12/13/18

Program offers students a refuge in STEM

REFUGES, started by physicist Tino Nyawelo, aims to give refugees and other underrepresented groups the tools to succeed in STEM.