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06/24/20

DUNE moves to the next stage with a blast

Construction workers have carried out the first underground blasting for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will provide the space, infrastructure and particle beam for the international De

06/24/20

Unraveling the processes that power the sun

The Borexino experiment announces the first detection of neutrinos from a secondary cycle that fuels our closest star.

06/22/20

European Strategy prioritizes Higgs factory

The 2020 European Strategy recommends pursuing a Higgs factory, investigating a next-generation hadron collider at CERN, and ramping up accelerator technology R&D.

06/17/20
Quanta

Researchers say there are three possible explanations for the anomalous data. One is mundane. Two would revolutionize physics.

06/15/20
Quanta

Quanta asked four physicists why gravity stands out among the forces of nature. 

06/12/20
Wired

Ultrahigh-energy neutrinos could help scientists unravel some of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics—and the best place to find them may be the South Pole.

06/11/20
Fermilab

An international team of more than 170 physicists published the most reliable prediction so far for the theoretical value of the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment

06/10/20
New York Times

Scholars said they would not hold classes or lectures on Wednesday, and leading journals and scientific associations said they would not announce most breakthroughs.

Making science more equitable, starting with 101

07/07/20

A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.

05/04/20

Physicists crowdsource pandemic problem-solving

The group Science Responds harnesses physicists’ expertise in fields like data science, statistics and software development to support efforts to respond to COVID-19.

04/30/20

The large boson-boson collider

Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC.

04/28/20

The supernova that keeps on giving

Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed with modern technology, excited the world more than 30 years ago—and it remains an intriguing subject of study even today.

04/21/20

The quantum poet

Amy Catanzano bridges the worlds of poetry and science.

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.