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09/09/19
Fermilab

Scientists achieved the highest magnetic field strength ever recorded for an accelerator steering magnet, setting a world record of 14.1 teslas. 

09/06/19
New York Times

He did groundbreaking work toward finding a “theory of everything.” He died in an Alpine rock-climbing accident.

09/05/19
Breakthrough Prize

The $3 million prize will be shared equally with 347 scientists co-authoring any of the six papers published by the EHT on April 10.

09/02/19
CERN

On Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, CERN will open its doors to the public.

08/26/19
Scientific American

Cosmic calculations suggest how massive nature’s lightest matter particle could be.

08/26/19
New York Times

Nelson was celebrated for helping to address flaws in the Standard Model, the longtime basis for explaining how particles interact.

08/26/19
Engadget

A team at Imperial College London decided to test the theory that dark energy is a fifth force by performing an experiment on single atoms.

08/14/19
Fermilab

The Integrable Optics Test Accelerator is dedicated to exploring and improving particle beams.

A partnership turns to neutrinos

10/16/19

A collaboration with fewer than 100 members has played an important role in Fermilab’s ongoing partnership with Latin American scientists and institutions.

Symmetry Series: Latin America

This trilingual collection explores particle physics and astrophysics in Latin America.

10/02/19

From the Editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.

10/03/19

The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.

10/08/19

Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.

10/09/19

A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.

10/15/19

Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

07/30/19

Gravity’s waterfall

Physicists are using analog black holes to better understand gravity.

07/25/19

The thrill-seeking physicist

Chang Kee Jung almost lost his way as a risk-taking student, but after a university took a chance on him, he grew into a leader in physics.

07/23/19

Massless particles can’t be stopped

If a particle has no mass, how can it exist?

07/18/19

A day in the life of a dark matter data wrangler

Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.

07/16/19

Get to know 10 early-career theorists

Junior faculty in theoretical physics talk about what keeps them up at night, their favorite places to think and how they explain their jobs to nonscientists.

07/09/19

The 9 percent difference

A discrepancy between different measurements of the Hubble constant makes scientists question whether something is amiss in our understanding of the universe.

07/02/19

The right stuff

A CERN engineer sees if she has what it takes to live and work on Mars.

06/25/19

The future of particle accelerators may be autonomous

Particle accelerators are some of the most complicated machines in science. Scientists are working on ways to run them with a diminishing amount of direction from humans.

06/18/19

A day in the life of an accelerator designer

Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.

06/11/19

The language of physics

10 more words that mean something different to scientists.

06/10/19

Berkeley leans into search for light dark matter

Dark matter could be much lower in mass and slighter in energy than previously thought.

06/06/19

Sharing CERN with Nepal

A dynamic duo at CERN is planting seeds to foster physics research in Nepal.

06/04/19

Engineering the world’s largest digital camera

Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges.

05/28/19

Brothers reunited on the ATLAS experiment

Two brothers with very different career paths land on the same project at CERN.

05/21/19

From physics to data science

Four physicists share their journeys through academia into industry and offer words of wisdom for those considering making a similar move.

05/14/19

Casting a wide net

In their quest to discover physics beyond the Standard Model, physicists weigh the pros and cons of different search strategies.