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10/15/19

Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

10/14/19

DUNE scientists see particle tracks with dual-phase technology

Scientists working at CERN have started tests of a new neutrino detector prototype that uses a promising technology called “dual phase.”

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.

10/09/19

A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

10/08/19

Nobel awarded for theoretical cosmology, exoplanet discovery

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.

10/08/19

Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.

10/03/19

The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.

10/02/19

From the Editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.

10/01/19

Chasing gravitational waves

When LIGO and Virgo detected the echoes that likely came from a collision between a black hole and a neutron star, dozens of physicists began a hunt for the signal’s electromagnetic counterpart. 

09/30/19

A day in the life of a cosmic-ray ‘bookkeeper’

Early-career physicist Jonathan LeyVa is helping to build one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter detectors.

09/27/19

Behind the “Cosmic Design”

Artist Shanthi Chandrasekar explains the mixture of art and physics in her new gallery exhibit at Fermilab.

09/24/19

Fighting cancer with physics

Researchers at CERN are investigating how very high-energy electrons could help target tumors.

09/19/19

How to get a particle detector on a plane

Berkeley Lab scientists’ unusual carry-ons include components for a CERN experiment’s detector upgrade.

09/17/19

Big Bang Science Fair at WaterFire Providence

The Big Bang Science Fair brings science communication and outreach to an arts festival in Rhode Island. 

09/12/19

Q&A: Becky Thompson

Meet the comic-creating, triathlete, Hufflepuff physicist who’s also the new head of Fermilab’s Office of Education and Public Outreach.

09/10/19

Finding happiness in hardware

Working on hardware doesn’t come easily to all physicists, but Francesca Ricci-Tam has learned that what matters most is a willingness to put in the practice.