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12/03/18
MIT News

The observatories are also releasing their first catalog of gravitational-wave events.

11/29/18
The Guardian

Stars have radiated 4x1084 photons since the universe begun with formation peaking 11 billion years ago.

11/26/18
Science News

Only 9 percent of the subatomic particle’s bulk comes from the mass of its quarks.

11/23/18
Massive

This mysterious substance is accelerating the expansion of our universe.

11/17/18
Gizmodo

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, currently under construction, will photograph the stars every night. 

11/16/18
Science

At a workshop last week, Chinese scientists unveiled the full conceptual design for the proposed Circular Electron Positron Collider.

11/13/18
Cosmos

The effects of a long-distant galactic collision may soon aid in the search for a mysterious particle.

‘A beautiful gathering of two worlds’

01/15/19

CERN inspired famous Dutch fashion artist Iris van Herpen to create her Magnetic Motion collection.

09/04/18

Changing the game

Willie Rockward applied to college with pro football dreams, but a physics scholarship set him on a different path.

08/21/18

How’s it going, LIGO?

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has a new digital assistant.

08/16/18

ICARUS neutrino detector installed at Fermilab

With this move, ICARUS now sits in the path of Fermilab's neutrino beam, a milestone that brings the detector one step closer to taking data.

08/14/18

Rising stars of multi-messenger astronomy

A year after detecting a neutron star collision, scientists are excited for the future of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.

08/09/18

Tour du LHC

An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.

08/07/18

A dual-phase DUNE

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes.

08/01/18

Machine learning proliferates in particle physics

A new review in Nature chronicles the many ways machine learning is popping up in particle physics research.

07/31/18

The bike or the ride

Sometimes teenage rebellion means going for a degree in physics.

07/24/18

Rewiring STEM education

The idea that science skills are innate and great discoveries are made only by “lone geniuses” is losing traction in STEM.

07/24/18

Accelerator excellence

Fermilab’s Lia Merminga talks to Symmetry about her early experiences in STEM and her drive to solve science’s unanswered questions.

07/17/18

Rise of the machines

Machine learning will become an even more important tool when scientists upgrade to the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider.

07/16/18

The LHC’s computing revolution

Making new discoveries may require writing new software first.

07/05/18

Out in physics

LGBT+ scientists offer advice for promoting inclusivity in a guide written for the physics and astronomy community.

07/04/18

Higgs search alumni: Where are they now?

Meet four physicists who have found different ways to apply the skills they learned through their studies of the Higgs boson.

07/03/18

Think big, go small

Nothing beats a small experiment for the breadth of experience it gives the scientist.

06/26/18

The LHC-watcher’s field guide

These are the event displays of Large Hadron Collider physicists’ dreams.