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11/05/18
Science News

The tiny particles provide an independent test of some of the planet’s key properties.

10/20/18
The Guardian

This Halloween, scientists across the globe will celebrate the mysterious material they believe holds the universe together.

10/17/18
NSF

A beam of molecules fired into gauntlet of lasers shows the electron's charge is spherical.

10/16/18
Berkeley Lab

A set of see-through acrylic tanks will help researchers reject false signals measured by a deep-underground experiment.

10/11/18
CERN

The CERN Council has launched the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, a two-year process aimed at developing a vision for the future of particle physics in Europe. 

10/05/18
Wired

The original statement contained 200 signatures; within a day, 1400 more academics signed.

10/05/18
Gizmodo

The statement both condemns the actions of the speaker and refutes the conclusions he presented.

Program offers students a refuge in STEM

12/13/18

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

08/16/18

ICARUS neutrino detector installed at Fermilab

With this move, ICARUS now sits in the path of Fermilab's neutrino beam, a milestone that brings the detector one step closer to taking data.

08/14/18

Rising stars of multi-messenger astronomy

A year after detecting a neutron star collision, scientists are excited for the future of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.

08/09/18

Tour du LHC

An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.

08/07/18

A dual-phase DUNE

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes.

08/01/18

Machine learning proliferates in particle physics

A new review in Nature chronicles the many ways machine learning is popping up in particle physics research.

07/31/18

The bike or the ride

Sometimes teenage rebellion means going for a degree in physics.

07/24/18

Rewiring STEM education

The idea that science skills are innate and great discoveries are made only by “lone geniuses” is losing traction in STEM.

07/24/18

Accelerator excellence

Fermilab’s Lia Merminga talks to Symmetry about her early experiences in STEM and her drive to solve science’s unanswered questions.

07/17/18

Rise of the machines

Machine learning will become an even more important tool when scientists upgrade to the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider.

07/16/18

The LHC’s computing revolution

Making new discoveries may require writing new software first.

07/05/18

Out in physics

LGBT+ scientists offer advice for promoting inclusivity in a guide written for the physics and astronomy community.

07/04/18

Higgs search alumni: Where are they now?

Meet four physicists who have found different ways to apply the skills they learned through their studies of the Higgs boson.

07/03/18

Think big, go small

Nothing beats a small experiment for the breadth of experience it gives the scientist.

06/26/18

The LHC-watcher’s field guide

These are the event displays of Large Hadron Collider physicists’ dreams.

06/19/18

Waiting for a sign

Some scientists spend decades trying to catch a glimpse of a rare process. But with good experimental design and a lot of luck, they often need only a handful of signals to make a discovery.

06/13/18

Q&A: Planning Europe’s physics future

Halina Abramowicz leads the group effort to decide the future of European particle physics.