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10/04/22
The New York Times

Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger were recognized for their experiments in an area that has broad implications for secure information transfer and quantum computing.

10/03/22
BBC Future

The arrow of time began its journey at the Big Bang, and when the universe eventually dies there will be no more future and no past. In the meantime, what is it that drives time ever onward?

09/29/22
Science

The United States and Japan are embarking on ambitious efforts to wring a key secret of the universe from the subatomic phantoms known as neutrinos.

09/28/22
AIP

Physicists are showing enthusiasm for building a new collider on US soil, and diversity and community engagement are also getting new attention.

09/23/22
NPR

Technicians are putting the final touches on the world's largest digital camera at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. 

09/22/22
Scientific American

This year’s Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics honors some of the pioneers of quantum information science.

09/22/22
Science News

Matter’s dominance over antimatter may revolve around lightweight subatomic particles.

09/22/22
Fermilab

Grassellino received a 2023 New Horizons in Physics Prize of $100,000 as a researcher for her work and impact in particle accelerator technology and quantum information science.

Physics books of 2022

12/06/22

This year’s list includes a book about an eminent physicist striving to avoid fame, two unique books for children, and a book with equations you'll actually be able to read.

06/30/22

Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson

Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.

06/28/22

Are you a Higgs expert? Take this quiz to find out!

July 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/23/22

Particle Fever: Where are they now?

The 2013 documentary Particle Fever follows physicists from the start-up of the LHC through the discovery of the Higgs boson. Where are those physicists now?

06/21/22

Reverberations of the Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson inspired young people around the world to pursue a career in science and technology.

06/14/22

Connecting with physics

Professors find ways to show students that physics is more than just a set of laws and equations.

06/07/22

From science lab to Cyr wheel

Meet a physicist who ran away to join the circus.

05/31/22

Luca Buvoli’s art explores COVID spacetime

In a recent exhibit, the artist wove fantasy and physics to illustrate the temporal funk of living through a pandemic.

05/24/22

What’s up with the W boson mass?

The CDF experiment at Fermilab measured the mass of the W boson and came up with an answer that no one expected.

05/17/22

The other physics problem

Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.

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.