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11/15/18

Physics footage from a Monkee

1970s video footage recorded by musician Micky Dolenz when he visited the then-nascent Fermilab is now available on YouTube.

11/13/18

Gravitational lenses

Predicted by Einstein and discovered in 1979, gravitational lensing helps astrophysicists understand the evolving shape of the universe.

11/08/18

From GED to PhD

Physicist Kira Burt dropped out of school at 16. Now she teaches students that anyone can be a scientist.

11/06/18

The quest to test quantum entanglement

Quantum entanglement, doubted by Einstein, has passed increasingly stringent tests.

10/30/18

They did the smash – they did the Proton Smash

Add some science to your Halloween!

10/25/18

Already beyond the Standard Model

We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?

10/23/18

The building boom

These international projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years.

10/18/18

Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.

10/16/18

Studying the stars with machine learning

To keep up with an impending astronomical increase in data about our universe, astrophysicists turn to machine learning.

10/16/18

Looking for dark matter using quantum technology

Fermilab scientists are harnessing quantum technology in the search for dark matter.

10/09/18

Progress in plasma wakefield acceleration for positrons

Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.

10/04/18

The 3-ton ruler

A specialized measuring machine at SLAC is helping scientists build precise detectors for the ATLAS experiment.

10/01/18

2018 Photowalk winners announced

Photographers from Italy, the UK and Canada won professional and public votes.

09/27/18

Life as an accelerator operator

Behind some of the world’s biggest scientific instruments are teams with a set of skills you can’t find anywhere else. 

09/25/18

How not to be fooled in physics

Particle physicists and astrophysicists employ a variety of tools to avoid erroneous results.

09/20/18

Dark matter vibes

SuperCDMS physicists are testing a way to amp up dark matter vibrations to help them search for lighter particles.