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04/27/22
Scientific American

Long-awaited boosts to the world’s most powerful collider could spur breakthroughs in the hunt for physics beyond the Standard Model.

04/26/22
Gizmodo

The newly upgraded particle collider just shot protons to higher energies than ever before.

04/20/22
Fermilab

The US Department of Energy has formally approved the start of full construction for the PIP-II project.

04/07/22
Fermilab

If confirmed, this measurement suggests the potential need for improvements to the Standard Model calculation or extensions to the model.

04/07/22
Science

Gamma rays from distant pulsars could help researchers find merging supermassive black holes.

04/07/22
CERN

The finding may help determine whether or not any antimatter seen by experiments in space originates from dark matter.

04/07/22
Quanta

A new analysis of W bosons suggests these particles are significantly heavier than predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics.

04/06/22
Berkeley Lab

Physicists are closing in on the true nature of the neutrino—and might be closer to answering a fundamental question about our own existence.

What’s up with the W boson mass?

05/24/22

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

03/29/22

From small town student to international leader

Patty McBride was recently elected the next leader of an experiment at the LHC. But her proudest moments remain seeing her collaborators succeed. 

03/22/22

How JWST will test models of cold dark matter

Two projects in JWST’s first observation cycle will probe the nature of dark matter.

03/15/22

Building for science and society

The career of Elaine McCluskey, who most recently served as project manager constructing the future facility for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, has had a lasting impact.

03/08/22

How to break a theory

When a theory breaks, you learn how to build it better.

02/22/22

Beyond the Standard Model

The Standard Model is one of the most well-tested theories in particle physics. But scientists are searching for new physics beyond it.

02/15/22

What is annihilation?

In particle physics, “annihilation” is a transformation.

02/08/22

Jim Gates gives back

National Medal of Science Recipient Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. has published multiple papers on theoretical physics with undergraduate and high school students.

02/01/22

Building the quantum workforce

Engineers, physicists, computer scientists and more are needed for the second quantum revolution.

01/27/22

#BlackInQuantum

Black scientists have played important roles in the history of quantum physics. In this growing area of specialization, there’s an opportunity to continue that legacy.

01/27/22

The work of Elmer Imes

Physicist Elmer Imes’ careful work to capture the spectra of molecules made clear the worth of the theory of quantum mechanics.

01/26/22

What is a quantum network?

As we step into the quantum age, here are four things to know about quantum networks.

01/25/22

The quantum squeeze

A technique from the newest generation of quantum sensors is helping scientists to use the limitations of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to their advantage.

01/20/22

Going beyond the exascale

Quantum computers could enable physicists to tackle questions even the most powerful computers cannot handle.

01/19/22

More than one way to make a qubit

Scientists are exploring a variety of ways to make quantum bits. We may not need to settle on a single one.

01/18/22

What is quantum information?

Quantum information breaks the rules of classical information in a way that could allow us to answer questions that a classical computer cannot.

01/13/22

From bits to qubits

Quantum computers go beyond the binary.