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09/14/21
Scientific American

A mismatch between theory and experiment could explain big physics mysteries.

09/13/21
Wired UK

The Euclid telescope will soon start work studying two billion galaxies.

08/26/21
Gizmodo

A quartz acoustic-wave resonator in Australia has made its first intriguing detections.

08/20/21
Wired

It’s back-to-school season, so here are some tips on getting the most out of college science courses.

08/19/21
Science Clear+Vivid Podcast

As a young physics student, Caterina Vernieri was lucky enough to join the team hunting for the the Higgs boson just as it was found. She talks with Alan Alda about building a detector that may reveal the Higgs’ secrets.

08/05/21
ScienceNews

Old and new detectors trace the whirling paths of subatomic particles.

08/04/21

LHCb discovers longest-lived exotic matter yet

The newly discovered tetraquark provides a unique window into the interactions of the particles that make up atoms.

08/04/21
Fermilab

Construction workers are working around the clock to carve out space a mile underground for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

Is dark matter cold, warm or hot?

10/12/21

The answer has to do with dark matter’s role in shaping the cosmos.

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.

06/01/21

Einstein’s garden: translating physics into Blackfoot

Sharon Yellowfly has been preserving and expanding the Blackfoot language by translating the announcements of LIGO’s universe-bending discoveries.

05/25/21

A champion of physics in South Africa

In recognition of his own past, Azwinndini Muronga has brought STEM enrichment opportunities to youth in remote, underserved towns and villages.

05/20/21

Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics

Fermilab scientists are developing one of the most cold-tolerant robots ever made so they can monitor the interiors of particle detectors.

05/18/21

Exhibit explores layers of SNOLAB

In Drift: Art and Dark Matter, pieces by four artists-in-residence dig deep into the underground laboratory.

05/13/21

Which neutrino is the heaviest?

The question may seem simple, but physicists don’t yet know the answer. New measurements aim to change that.