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04/03/19

DESI lenses see first light

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will begin operation later this year.

04/02/19
Atlas Obscura

A low-tech solution proposed for high-tech trouble: a ferret named Felicia.

04/01/19
Cosmos

Two studies show visible matter and dark matter are not irrevocably tied together.

03/31/19
NPR

Corey Gray has been collaborating with his mom to translate LIGO science into an endangered language spoken by just thousands of people worldwide.

03/27/19
Scientific American

The first female winner of the prestigious Abel Prize shares details of life as a mathematician.

03/26/19
Fermilab

Over the next three months, scientists expect to make the world’s most precise measurement of the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment, often expressed as the quantity g-2.

03/21/19

LHCb discovers matter-antimatter asymmetry in charm quarks

A new observation by the LHCb experiment finds that charm quarks behave differently than their antiparticle counterparts.

03/20/19
Gizmodo

Construction has begun on a new particle accelerator that will power Fermilab’s flagship neutrino-studying accelerator experiment.

Falsifiability and physics

04/23/19

Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics?

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.

11/06/18

The quest to test quantum entanglement

Quantum entanglement, doubted by Einstein, has passed increasingly stringent tests.

10/30/18

They did the smash – they did the Proton Smash

Add some science to your Halloween!

10/25/18

Already beyond the Standard Model

We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?

10/23/18

The building boom

These international projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years.

10/18/18

Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.

10/16/18

Studying the stars with machine learning

To keep up with an impending astronomical increase in data about our universe, astrophysicists turn to machine learning.

10/16/18

Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter.

10/09/18

Progress in plasma wakefield acceleration for positrons

Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.