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

New York Times

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

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.


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

Scientific American

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

New York Times

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


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.


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

A partnership turns to neutrinos


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Building on luck

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


Gravity’s waterfall

Physicists are using analog black holes to better understand gravity.


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.


Massless particles can’t be stopped

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


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.


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.


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.


The right stuff

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


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.


A day in the life of an accelerator designer

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


The language of physics

10 more words that mean something different to scientists.


Berkeley leans into search for light dark matter

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


Sharing CERN with Nepal

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


Engineering the world’s largest digital camera

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


Brothers reunited on the ATLAS experiment

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


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.


Casting a wide net

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