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11/07/21
NPR

Manfred Steiner had a successful and productive career as a doctor. But all along, he had a nagging feeling he should be doing something else: studying physics.

11/04/21
Scientific American

Physicists have wondered if neutrino particles come in a mysterious fourth variety. Now new experimental findings complicate the question.

11/04/21
New York Times

On astronomers’ wish list for the next decade: two giant telescopes and a space telescope to search for life and habitable worlds beyond Earth.

10/28/21
Quanta

Years of conflicting neutrino measurements have led physicists to propose a “dark sector” of invisible particles.

10/27/21

MicroBooNE experiment’s first results show no hint of a sterile neutrino

Four complementary analyses by Fermilab’s MicroBooNE show no signs of a theorized fourth kind of neutrino.

10/27/21
ScienceNews

A highly reclusive variety of the lightweight subatomic particles seems less likely.

10/26/21

BICEP3 tightens the bounds on cosmic inflation

A new analysis of the South Pole-based telescope’s observations has all but ruled out several popular models of inflation.

10/19/21
Quanta

After a search of neutron stars finds preliminary evidence for hypothetical dark matter particles called axions, astrophysicists are devising new ways to spot them.

How to be a better mentor (and mentee)

11/23/21

Building a fulfilling mentor-mentee relationship requires agency and investment from both parties.

09/14/21

Bringing the whole self to science

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science helps students and professionals find community.

09/07/21

Curious physics results could shed light on dark matter

Even experiments that aren’t looking for dark matter directly could give us hints about the mysterious substance that permeates our universe.

08/31/21

Photographing the HL-LHC

A CERN photographer and videographer writes about his experiences documenting the ongoing upgrade that will turn the Large Hadron Collider into the High-Luminosity LHC.

08/26/21

Teaching a particle detector new tricks

Scientists hoping to find new, long-lived particles at the Large Hadron Collider recently realized they may already have the detector to do it.

08/24/21

Can light melt atoms into goo?

The ATLAS experiment at CERN sees possible evidence of quark-gluon plasma production during collisions between photons and heavy nuclei inside the Large Hadron Collider.

08/17/21

The search for the sterile neutrino

Back when it was theorized, scientists weren’t sure they would ever detect the neutrino; now they’re searching for a version of the particle that could be even more elusive.

08/10/21

A collective strategy for physics in Africa

For the first time, African physicists and other researchers are creating a grassroots strategy for the future of physics research and education.

08/03/21

Drumming up dark photons

A group of scientists is hoping to detect dark matter using a nano-scale drum. 

07/27/21

How to be human in physics

Four physicists share their experiences dealing with major setbacks, trauma, mental health issues and toxic work environments.

07/20/21

Homebound astrophysicists miss mountaintops

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, travel bans and stay-at-home orders meant astrophysicists needed to find a new way to conduct their observations.

07/13/21

Blink and it’s gone

Fast electronics and artificial intelligence are helping physicists capture data and decide what to keep and what to throw away.

07/06/21

The odd(eron) couple

Scientists discovered a new particle by comparing data recorded at the LHC and the Tevatron.

06/29/21

What is a photon?

The fundamental particle of light is both ordinary and full of surprises.

06/22/21

The Golden Particles

Symmetry writer Lauren Biron won Fermilab’s 2021 Virtual Physics Slam by hosting an award show with a physics theme.

06/15/21

The other particle detector

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.

06/08/21

A strong force for inclusion

Elena Long’s search for community as a trans scientist put her at the forefront of LGBT+ advocacy in physics.