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Europe’s path forward

Physicists meet this week in Granada, Spain, to update the European Strategy for Particle Physics.


Casting a wide net

In their quest to discover physics beyond the Standard Model, physicists weigh the pros and cons of different search strategies.


A universe is born

Take a (brief) journey through the early history of our cosmos.


The unseen progress of the LHC

It’s not always about what you discover.


A common language

Physics professor Jason Nordhaus is working to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.


It takes a village

Building a particle physics laboratory requires more than physicists.


Falsifiability and physics

Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics?


What gravitational waves can say about dark matter

Scientists think that, under some circumstances, dark matter could generate powerful enough gravitational waves for equipment like LIGO to detect.


A collision of light

One of the latest discoveries from the LHC takes the properties of photons beyond what your electrodynamics teacher will tell you in class.


LHCb results add clues to pentaquark mystery

A re-examination of a particle discovered in 2015 has scientists debating its true identity.


Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

The image reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.


All hands on deck

Some theorists have taken to designing their own experiments to broaden the search for dark matter.


DESI lenses see first light

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will begin operation later this year.


Considering the whole student

Meet three scientists connected by the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program.


Why LHC physics is like ‘Starcraft’

Video games and physics have more in common than you might think.


To PhD or not to PhD

Respondents to Symmetry’s survey about what it’s like to earn a PhD in particle physics or astrophysics offer their views of the experience.