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08/11/20

Physics in a second language

Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English.

08/04/20

Taking a risk on theoretical physics

Even world-famous theorist Juan Maldacena wasn’t sure at first whether he should pursue a PhD in physics.

07/30/20

Boosting the representation of Black students

A study conducted by the TEAM-UP task force provides a road map for doubling the number of African Americans obtaining bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy.

07/28/20

What dark matter is (probably) not

No one knows for sure what dark matter is. But we know we need something to explain what we see in the universe, and we’ve crossed a few ideas off of our list.

07/21/20

Behind the scenes of the CMS experiment’s 1000th paper

What does it take to publish a scientific analysis in one of the world’s largest experiments?

07/14/20

CONNIE gets closer to picturing reactor neutrinos

A collaboration of the Americas aims to take the first pioneering images of low-energy neutrinos and provide new data to shed light on the mysterious identity of dark matter.

07/13/20

More than 3000 scientists gather online for Neutrino 2020

A dash of virtual reality helps replicate the serendipitous interactions of an in-person conference when participants are scattered across the globe.

07/07/20

Making science more equitable, starting with 101

A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.

07/01/20

LHCb discovers a new type of tetraquark

For the first time, the LHCb collaboration at CERN has observed an exotic particle made up of four charm quarks.

06/30/20

Hundreds of hadrons

Hadrons count among their number the familiar protons and neutrons that make up our atoms, but they are much more than that.

06/24/20

DUNE moves to the next stage with a blast

Construction workers have carried out the first underground blasting for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will provide the space, infrastructure and particle beam for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. 

06/24/20

Unraveling the processes that power the sun

The Borexino experiment announces the first detection of neutrinos from a secondary cycle that fuels our closest star.

06/22/20

European Strategy prioritizes Higgs factory

The 2020 European Strategy recommends pursuing a Higgs factory, investigating a next-generation hadron collider at CERN, and ramping up accelerator technology R&D.

06/16/20

The stories a muon could tell

The discovery of the muon originally confounded physicists. Today international experiments are using the previously perplexing particle to gain a new understanding of our world.

06/09/20

How do neutrinos get their mass?

Neutrinos don’t seem to get their mass in the same way as other particles in the Standard Model.

05/26/20

The sourdough starter physics family

A sourdough family started at Fermilab by a graduate student visiting from Texas A&M has continued to expand and flourish.