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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.

05/21/20

Physicists curate list of COVID-19 projects to join

Physicists are finding ways to contribute to projects related to epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, supporting healthcare systems, and studying public sentiment.

05/18/20

Physicists put their expertise toward ventilator shortage

Physicist Cristiano Galbiati shifted focus from the search for dark matter to the shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. The collaboration he began created an easy-to-manufacture ventilator in less than two months.

05/15/20

The invisible Higgs bosons

Experimentalists and theorists search for Higgs bosons escaping as dark matter.

05/07/20

Giving voice to neutrinos

Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett releases a neutrino-inspired video and commentary.

05/05/20

Physics community designs simplified ventilator

The Mechanical Ventilator Milano, or MVM, went from concept through approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in a little over a month.

05/04/20

Physicists crowdsource pandemic problem-solving

The group Science Responds harnesses physicists’ expertise in fields like data science, statistics and software development to support efforts to respond to COVID-19.

04/30/20

The large boson-boson collider

Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC.

04/28/20

The supernova that keeps on giving

Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed with modern technology, excited the world more than 30 years ago—and it remains an intriguing subject of study even today.