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01/11/20
New York Times

The astronomer missed her Nobel Prize. But she now has a whole new observatory to her name.

01/11/20
Gizmodo

In the study, physicists concluded that Type Ia supernovae might not be the standard candles that astronomers initially thought.

01/09/20
Nature

The latest launch includes a ‘DarkSat’ prototype to reduce reflection from fleets of broadband Internet satellites.

01/09/20
Berkeley Lab

New data yield one of the most sensitive probes to date of processes that may have seeded the matter vs. antimatter imbalance in the universe.
 

01/07/20
Fermilab

In late October SuperCDMS scientists cooled their dilution refrigerator down to 5.3 millikelvin, only a few thousandths of a kelvin above absolute zero.

01/06/20
Motherboard

Since 2016, researchers keep stumbling upon galaxies that don’t seem to be dominated by dark matter. 

01/06/20
TED@NAS

Astrophysicist Risa Wechsler explores why dark matter may be the key to understanding how the universe formed, and shares how physicists in labs around the world are coming up with creative ways to study it.

01/03/20
Physics

The first of a new generation of experiments aiming to shed light on the mysterious dark energy will start collecting data early this year.

Reina Reyes looks like science

02/18/20

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.

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.

10/09/19

A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

10/08/19

Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.

10/03/19

The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.

10/02/19

From the editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.

10/01/19

Chasing gravitational waves

When LIGO and Virgo detected the echoes that likely came from a collision between a black hole and a neutron star, dozens of physicists began a hunt for the signal’s electromagnetic counterpart.