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05/13/21
Gizmodo

A team of researchers has suggested a design for a new dark matter experiment, one that relies on a super-thin mirror and would aim to detect something called dark photons.

05/05/21
Fermilab

Fermilab contractors have successfully tested a system that will move almost 800,000 tons of rock over the course of three years to make room for DUNE’s massive underground detectors. 

05/03/21
Wired

Physicists calculated that these mysterious particles will betray their location with heat. To prove it, they’ll need the most powerful telescopes in the cosmos.

04/29/21
Quanta

Chiara Marletto is trying to build a master theory—a set of ideas so fundamental that all other theories would spring from it.

04/27/21
Scientific American

New radio-based observatories could soon detect ultrahigh-energy neutrinos, opening a new window on extreme cosmic physics.

04/23/21
Nature

Anomalies to fundamental theory have physicists trying to concoct new explanations.

04/21/21
Science News

The KATRIN experiment finds the ethereal particle has a mass less than 0.8 electronvolts.

04/21/21
Physics World

Ling Xin examines the legacy of the recently closed Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment on neutrino physics, US–China collaborations and future neutrino facilities

The other particle detector

06/15/21

When studying mysterious subatomic particles, researchers use a different kind of particle detector to prevent run-of-the-mill dust particles from getting in the way.

01/26/21

Physicists submit avalanche of ideas to ‘Snowmass’ process

Scientists wrote more than 1500 letters of interest to share ideas about what they hope the next decade of particle physics will bring.

01/14/21

ATLAS releases ‘full orchestra’ of analysis instruments

The ATLAS collaboration has begun to publish likelihood functions, information that will allow researchers to better understand and use their experiment’s data in future analyses.

01/12/21

The status of supersymmetry

Once the most popular framework for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is facing a reckoning—but many researchers are not giving up on it yet.

01/05/21

High school teachers, meet particle physics

Workshops around the world train science teachers to incorporate particle physics into their classrooms.

12/17/20

LHCb finds more matter-antimatter weirdness in B mesons

Matter and antimatter particles can behave differently, but where these differences show up (and where they don’t) is still a puzzle.

12/15/20

Physics at tiniest scale could explain ‘impossible’ black holes

Until recently, scientists had never detected black holes in the “mass gap”—now, particle physicists are exploring ideas beyond the Standard Model that could explain them.

12/10/20

Simulating subatomic physics on a quantum computer

Scientists show how quantum computing could be a game-changer in our understanding of quantum processes.

12/08/20

Physics books of 2020

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone’s favorite physics books of 2020 cover an impressive span of time: from the very beginning of our universe until the very end.

12/01/20

Heavy boson triplets test Standard Model

A recent observation of an extremely rare subatomic process allows scientists to test the Standard Model’s boundaries.

11/17/20

Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

Not all scientific claims are equal. How can you tell if a discovery is real?

11/10/20

Meet the kaon

Nearly 75 years after the puzzling first detection of the kaon, scientists are still looking to the particle for hints of physics beyond their current understanding.

11/03/20

The human side of science

Sal Wanying Fu knows there’s more to science than numbers.

10/29/20

Japan’s KAGRA searches the sky for gravitational waves

The newly operational KAGRA will bump the number of gravitational-wave observatories to four, which will allow scientists to better triangulate the source of ripples in space-time.

10/22/20

#BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public.

10/20/20

The many paths of muon math

Here’s how physicists calculate g-2, the value that will determine whether the muon is giving us a sign of new physics.

10/13/20

A powerful new tool to study the cosmos

Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy.