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06/24/20

DUNE moves to the next stage with a blast

Construction workers have carried out the first underground blasting for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will provide the space, infrastructure and particle beam for the international De

06/24/20

Unraveling the processes that power the sun

The Borexino experiment announces the first detection of neutrinos from a secondary cycle that fuels our closest star.

06/22/20

European Strategy prioritizes Higgs factory

The 2020 European Strategy recommends pursuing a Higgs factory, investigating a next-generation hadron collider at CERN, and ramping up accelerator technology R&D.

06/17/20
Quanta

Researchers say there are three possible explanations for the anomalous data. One is mundane. Two would revolutionize physics.

06/15/20
Quanta

Quanta asked four physicists why gravity stands out among the forces of nature. 

06/12/20
Wired

Ultrahigh-energy neutrinos could help scientists unravel some of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics—and the best place to find them may be the South Pole.

06/11/20
Fermilab

An international team of more than 170 physicists published the most reliable prediction so far for the theoretical value of the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment

06/10/20
New York Times

Scholars said they would not hold classes or lectures on Wednesday, and leading journals and scientific associations said they would not announce most breakthroughs.

A new view of the Higgs boson

08/13/20

Scientists know the Higgs boson interacts with extremely massive particles. Now, they’re starting to study how it interacts with lighter particles as well.

02/27/20

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.

02/13/20

The reverse science fair

A school invited physicists from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to present their science for judgment by elementary students.

02/11/20

What we know about dark matter

Although scientists have yet to find the spooky stuff, they aren’t completely in the dark.

02/04/20

On background

Physicists deal with background in their experiments in two ways: by reducing it and by rejecting it.

01/28/20

Fine-tuning versus naturalness

When observed parameters seem like they must be finely tuned to fit a theory, some physicists accept it as coincidence. Others want to keep digging.

01/23/20

When kids interview scientists

Science Storytellers brings together two groups of innately curious individuals: scientists and children.

01/21/20

The other dark matter candidate

As technology improves, scientists discover new ways to search for theorized dark matter particles called axions.

01/16/20

Drag racing and black hole physics

The first undergraduate on the Event Horizon Telescope to receive junior collaborator status thrives in the unknown.

01/14/20

The persevering physicist

To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.

01/09/20

Expanding a neutrino hunt in the South Pole

A forthcoming upgrade to the IceCube detector will provide deeper insights into the elusive particles.

01/07/20

Vera Rubin, giant of astronomy

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.

12/19/19

Particle physics for preschoolers

Particle physics might seem too complex for young children, but educators are finding enthusiasm and understanding even among the Sesame Street set.

12/17/19

New physics, naughty and nice

Grab your cocoa or pumpkin spice—as today we examine what’s naughty and nice.

12/12/19

Neutron star particles go under the LHC microscope

Researchers on the ALICE experiment are uncovering the properties of elusive hyperon particles hypothesized to be found inside neutron stars.