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05/24/22

What’s up with the W boson mass?

The CDF experiment at Fermilab measured the mass of the W boson and came up with an answer that no one expected.

05/17/22

The other physics problem

Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.

05/10/22

Think like a computer

A pilot program, designed in part by educators at Sanford Underground Research Facility, is introducing computational thinking into elementary school curricula.

05/03/22

Can a theory ever die?

Neglected theories will wilt and wither but can bloom again with enough attention.

04/26/22

Double trouble Higgs

Scientists worried Higgs pairs would be too rare for LHC experiments to find. But by using machine learning, they now are getting tantalizingly close.

04/22/22

What’s new for LHC Run 3?

CERN’s accelerators and the LHC’s detectors have undergone major upgrades that will allow scientists to collect more data in the upcoming run than they did in the previous two runs combined.

04/19/22

Hitoshi Murayama brings people together

Building international research communities is a cornerstone of Murayama’s physics career.

04/12/22

How to make a muon beam

For the Muon g-2 experiment, researchers create billions of muons to study their surprising properties.

04/05/22

Where do theories come from?

The catalysts for inspiration are hard work and innumerable connections with a wider scientific community.

03/29/22

From small town student to international leader

Patty McBride was recently elected the next leader of an experiment at the LHC. But her proudest moments remain seeing her collaborators succeed. 

03/22/22

How JWST will test models of cold dark matter

Two projects in JWST’s first observation cycle will probe the nature of dark matter.

03/15/22

Building for science and society

The career of Elaine McCluskey, who most recently served as project manager constructing the future facility for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, has had a lasting impact.

03/08/22

How to break a theory

When a theory breaks, you learn how to build it better.

02/22/22

Beyond the Standard Model

The Standard Model is one of the most well-tested theories in particle physics. But scientists are searching for new physics beyond it.

02/15/22

What is annihilation?

In particle physics, “annihilation” is a transformation.

02/08/22

Jim Gates gives back

National Medal of Science Recipient Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. has published multiple papers on theoretical physics with undergraduate and high school students.