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08/26/22
WIRED

Researchers compiled data from several telescopes to show that explosive stellar death can generate some of the fastest particles in the universe.

08/25/22
Science News

A hypothetical fifth force that morphs based on its environs didn’t turn up.

08/22/22
University of Melbourne

A laboratory at the bottom of a gold mine in rural Victoria could make one of the biggest scientific discoveries ever – proving the existence of dark matter.

08/17/22
Science News

Physicists have speculated for decades that protons may also host more massive quarks, called “intrinsic” charm quarks. 

08/16/22
Scientific American

In recent years, scientists have made a breakthrough that may finally solve the puzzle and begin to show how black holes really work.

08/15/22
Fermilab

The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility will one day be home to the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

08/10/22
Fermilab

Scientists at Fermilab used the lab’s newest storage ring, the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator, to demonstrate and explore a new kind of beam cooling technology.

08/10/22
Quanta

Steven Strogatz speaks with David Tong, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge, to explore the open questions of quantum field theory.

15 spectacular photos from the Dark Energy Camera

10/04/22

The powerful camera built for the Dark Energy Survey has taken more than 1 million photos from its perch in Chile. Here are some of the best.

05/10/22

Think like a computer

A pilot program, designed in part by educators at Sanford Underground Research Facility, is introducing computational thinking into elementary school curricula.

05/03/22

Can a theory ever die?

Neglected theories will wilt and wither but can bloom again with enough attention.

04/26/22

Double trouble Higgs

Scientists worried Higgs pairs would be too rare for LHC experiments to find. But by using machine learning, they now are getting tantalizingly close.

04/22/22

What’s new for LHC Run 3?

CERN’s accelerators and the LHC’s detectors have undergone major upgrades that will allow scientists to collect more data in the upcoming run than they did in the previous two runs combined.

04/19/22

Hitoshi Murayama brings people together

Building international research communities is a cornerstone of Murayama’s physics career.

04/12/22

How to make a muon beam

For the Muon g-2 experiment, researchers create billions of muons to study their surprising properties.

04/05/22

Where do theories come from?

The catalysts for inspiration are hard work and innumerable connections with a wider scientific community.

03/29/22

From small town student to international leader

Patty McBride was recently elected the next leader of an experiment at the LHC. But her proudest moments remain seeing her collaborators succeed. 

03/22/22

How JWST will test models of cold dark matter

Two projects in JWST’s first observation cycle will probe the nature of dark matter.

03/15/22

Building for science and society

The career of Elaine McCluskey, who most recently served as project manager constructing the future facility for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, has had a lasting impact.

03/08/22

How to break a theory

When a theory breaks, you learn how to build it better.

02/22/22

Beyond the Standard Model

The Standard Model is one of the most well-tested theories in particle physics. But scientists are searching for new physics beyond it.

02/15/22

What is annihilation?

In particle physics, “annihilation” is a transformation.

02/08/22

Jim Gates gives back

National Medal of Science Recipient Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. has published multiple papers on theoretical physics with undergraduate and high school students.

02/01/22

Building the quantum workforce

Engineers, physicists, computer scientists and more are needed for the second quantum revolution.

01/27/22

#BlackInQuantum

Black scientists have played important roles in the history of quantum physics. In this growing area of specialization, there’s an opportunity to continue that legacy.