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07/02/21
Science

It’s far from a done deal, but plans by European physicists to build a huge new gravitational wave observatory with a radical design received a boost this week. 

06/21/21
CERN

CERN marked the start of construction for Science Gateway, the Laboratory’s new flagship project for science education and outreach.

06/10/21
Quanta

The accelerating effort to understand the mathematics of quantum field theory will have profound consequences for both math and physics.

06/10/21
ScienceNews

A lunar particle accelerator could reach 1,000 times the energy of Earth’s largest collider.

06/09/21
BNL

Ground-breaking image reconstruction and analysis algorithms developed for surface-based MicroBooNE detector filter out cosmic ray tracks to pinpoint elusive neutrino interactions with unprecedented clarity.

06/07/21
Scientific American

Circumstantial evidence could point to a mind-blowing solution to an antimatter mystery—or to the need for better space-based particle physics experiments.

05/27/21
Fermilab

The latest results draw on data from the first three years—226 million galaxies observed over 345 nights—to create the largest and most precise maps yet of the distribution of galaxies in the universe at relatively recent epochs.

05/26/21
ScienceNews

A proof-of-concept experiment paves the way for a larger detector in 2022.

How to be human in physics

07/27/21

Four physicists share their experiences dealing with major setbacks, trauma, mental health issues and toxic work environments.

05/25/21

A champion of physics in South Africa

In recognition of his own past, Azwinndini Muronga has brought STEM enrichment opportunities to youth in remote, underserved towns and villages.

05/20/21

Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics

Fermilab scientists are developing one of the most cold-tolerant robots ever made so they can monitor the interiors of particle detectors.

05/18/21

Exhibit explores layers of SNOLAB

In Drift: Art and Dark Matter, pieces by four artists-in-residence dig deep into the underground laboratory.

05/13/21

Which neutrino is the heaviest?

The question may seem simple, but physicists don’t yet know the answer. New measurements aim to change that.

05/11/21

Seeing through walls and breaking down barriers

Physicists and archaeologists are teaming up to provide research opportunities for Black and Hispanic undergraduates.

05/04/21

On the marvels of physics

Theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson answers Symmetry writer Brianna Barbu’s questions about his work in science and outreach, including advising on movies like Avengers: Endgame.

04/27/21

Dark matter’s signature could be written in stone

A proposed dark-matter detection method would look for tracks of dark matter etched into billion-year-old mineral samples.

04/20/21

Where science meets the sacred

Sanford Underground Research Facility is making an effort to build bridges with Native American communities and operate with respect for the sacred land it is built on.

04/13/21

From the atmosphere to the underground

Read the travelogue of a xenon atom as it journeys from the air we breathe to a dark-matter detector a mile underground.

04/06/21

The next supercollider

What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator?

03/30/21

The mystery of the muon’s magnetism

A super-precise experiment at Fermilab is carefully analyzing every detail of the muon’s magnetic moment.

03/29/21

The data wranglers

A degree in particle physics or astrophysics can lead to a career in data science.

03/23/21

Has the black hole information paradox evaporated?

Researchers make progress on a vexing problem about how black holes evolve.

03/16/21

Six fabulous facts about the Standard Model

Learn about the Standard Model of particle physics and how physicists use it to predict the (subatomic) future.

03/09/21

A Fermilab family legacy

Steve Tammes’ love of physics began with his grandfather’s tales about Fermilab.

03/02/21

How English became the language of physics

Today, more than 90% of the indexed articles in the natural sciences are published in English. That wasn’t always the case.