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05/12/20
Scientific American

The discrepancy could be a statistical fluke—or a sign that physicists will need to revise the standard model of cosmology.

05/05/20

Physics community designs simplified ventilator

The Mechanical Ventilator Milano, or MVM, went from concept through approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in a little over a month.

05/05/20
NPR Shortwave

UC Berkeley PhD student Sarafina Nance discusses the mystery of dark energy.

05/04/20
Berkeley Lab

George Trilling passed away on April 30 at the age of 89.

04/27/20
Fermilab

Fermilab, Brookhaven and Open Science Grid—a network of organizations that provides computing services for science research—dedicate computational power to COVID-19 research.

04/23/20
Scientific American

New evidence from neutrinos points to one of several theories about why the cosmos is made of matter and not antimatter.

04/20/20
Nature

An unprecedented signal from unevenly sized objects gives astronomers rare insight into how black holes spin.

04/16/20
Fermilab

If, while spending more time at home, you develop a hankering for more particle physics in your life, look no further. 

The sourdough starter physics family

05/26/20

A sourdough family started at Fermilab by a graduate student visiting from Texas A&M has continued to expand and flourish.

04/14/20

The Large Kitchen Collider

In an imaginative short film, Symmetry writer Sarah Charley investigates the physics of vegetables.

04/07/20

Dark matter decoys

The ADMX experiment trains scientists to deal with real signals—by creating fake ones.

03/30/20

10 years of LHC physics, in numbers

How do you measure a decade of LHC research?

03/24/20

Scientists search for origin of proton mass

Only 1% of the mass of the proton comes from the Higgs field. ALICE scientists examine a process that could help explain the rest.

03/10/20

Accounting for the Higgs

Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.

02/27/20

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.

02/13/20

The reverse science fair

A school invited physicists from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to present their science for judgment by elementary students.

02/11/20

What we know about dark matter

Although scientists have yet to find the spooky stuff, they aren’t completely in the dark.

02/04/20

On background

Physicists deal with background in their experiments in two ways: by reducing it and by rejecting it.

01/28/20

Fine-tuning versus naturalness

When observed parameters seem like they must be finely tuned to fit a theory, some physicists accept it as coincidence. Others want to keep digging.

01/23/20

When kids interview scientists

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

01/21/20

The other dark matter candidate

As technology improves, scientists discover new ways to search for theorized dark matter particles called axions.

01/16/20

Drag racing and black hole physics

The first undergraduate on the Event Horizon Telescope to receive junior collaborator status thrives in the unknown.

01/14/20

The persevering physicist

To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.