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03/06/19
CERN

Experience the 13.8-billion-year-old story of the universe in just seven minutes with CERN’s new Big Bang app.

03/04/19
Ars Technica

IceCube is expanding, with an upgrade in the works and a much larger next-generation detector being planned.

03/01/19
VOA News

The ASP program runs for three weeks every two years in a different African country.

03/01/19
UC Santa Cruz

A new exhibit reveals what happens when artists visit labs to hear physicists explain their work.

02/27/19
Nature

Recent upgrades to the Super-Kamiokande neutrino observatory will allow it to trace the history of exploding stars.

02/27/19
Quartz

While tape technology may have largely disappeared from our daily lives, it turns out that it’s critical to places that deal with big data like CERN.

02/26/19
Gizmodo

Scientists are preparing to hunt for signatures of dark matter particles in the Earth itself.

02/25/19
Berkeley Lab

Scientists working at Berkeley Lab’s BELLA Center nearly doubled their previous record, set in 2014.

‘Entangle’ exhibit fuels imagination with physics

03/19/19

A Swedish university tapped the founding director of CERN’s artist-in-residence program to curate a new art exhibit inspired by physics.

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.

12/11/18

Physics books of 2018

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone presents his annual compilation of new popular science books related to particle physics and astrophysics.

12/06/18

Top quark couture

What do you give a physicist who helped discover a fundamental particle and jump-started your science career?

12/04/18

LHC Noir

A proton describes its final moments in the Large Hadron Collider.

11/30/18

Heavy-ion researchers seize their moment

During the short heavy-ion run at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, every moment counts.

11/15/18

Physics footage from a Monkee

1970s video footage recorded by musician Micky Dolenz when he visited the then-nascent Fermilab is now available on YouTube.

11/13/18

Gravitational lenses

Predicted by Einstein and discovered in 1979, gravitational lensing helps astrophysicists understand the evolving shape of the universe.

11/08/18

From GED to PhD

Physicist Kira Burt dropped out of school at 16. Now she teaches students that anyone can be a scientist.