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03/10/20
Cosmos

Two of the methods previously considered to be the most precise and reliable ways to measure this have been pointing us toward different answers.

03/10/20
CERN

The new analysis continues to find tension with the Standard Model, but more data are needed to identify its cause.

03/02/20

ICARUS prepares to chase a fourth neutrino

In February, scientists at Fermilab began cooling down the ICARUS neutrino detector and filling it with 760 tons of liquid argon.

03/02/20
Nature

Physicists who were set to attend the American Physical Society’s Denver conference are using virtual platforms to share their talks.

02/28/20
NPR

Acclaimed physicist Freeman Dyson, who pondered the origins of life, interstellar travel and many other topics, died Friday at the age of 96.

02/27/20
Science

A team of researchers thinks it can match some of the capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope with a telescope costing a mere $2 million, hoisted to the edge of space on a balloon.

02/26/20
Scientific American

If built, the International Linear Collider would investigate some of the biggest mysteries in physics on the smallest of scales.

02/23/20
The Conversation AU

Editorial intern and astrophysics student Cameron Furlong dives into what we know about dark energy and what it means for our place in the universe.

10 years of LHC physics, in numbers

03/30/20

How do you measure a decade of LHC research?

Particle people

Meet some of the people who make up the world of particle physics and astrophysics.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.

01/16/20

Drag racing and black hole physics

The first undergraduate on the Event Horizon Telescope to receive junior collaborator status thrives in the unknown.

01/14/20

The persevering physicist

To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.

01/07/20

Vera Rubin, giant of astronomy

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.

12/05/19

Humans of physics

Enormous scientific collaborations are made up of hundreds upon thousands of individuals, each with their own story.

11/19/19

A new view into the history of the universe

With an upgrade to the Super-Kamiokande detector, neutrino physicists will gain access to the supernovae of the past.

11/15/19

ISS astronauts start AMS repair

A series of joint NASA and ESA spacewalks four years in the making aims to extend the life of the AMS particle detector.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

11/12/19

Transitions into medical physics

Scientists who moved from particle physics or astrophysics to medical physics sit down with Symmetry to talk about life, science and career changes.

11/07/19

How to share the data from LSST

The Large Synoptic Sky Survey will collect so much data that data scientists needed to figure out new ways for astronomers to access it.

11/05/19

Put it to the test beam

Before a detector component can head to its forever home, it has to pass the test.

10/31/19

LHC music through the ColliderScope

This summer, physicist Larry Lee had festival-goers dancing to the sounds of science.

10/29/19

A budding strategy for large-scale science in Latin America

For the first time, scientists and policy-makers are creating a regional strategy for scientific projects in Latin America, starting with a focus on high-energy physics and cosmology.

10/28/19

Hahn shot first

After 32 years as Fermilab’s staff photographer, Reidar Hahn is retiring—and saying farewell with a final collection of photos in Fermilab’s art gallery.

10/24/19

ARAPUCA: Let there be light traps

Latin American institutions are instrumental in creating photon detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

10/23/19

How Argentina joined ATLAS

Maria Teresa Dova has been instrumental in bringing scientists in Argentina new opportunities to participate in particle physics and astrophysics experiments, including one that co-discovered the Higgs boson.

10/22/19

Hacking the physics seminar

Feeling left out of some traditional paths to community in particle physics, a group of Latin American researchers created their own way to connect.

10/17/19

How HAWC landed in Mexico

A strong regional tradition of high-energy physics and astrophysics—plus the aspirations of one young researcher—brought the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-ray Observatory to Mexico.

10/16/19

A partnership turns to neutrinos

A collaboration with fewer than 100 members has played an important role in Fermilab’s ongoing partnership with Latin American scientists and institutions.

10/15/19

Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.