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04/18/19

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.

04/16/19

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.

04/11/19

LHCb results add clues to pentaquark mystery

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

04/10/19

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.

04/09/19

All hands on deck

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

04/03/19

DESI lenses see first light

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

04/02/19

Considering the whole student

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

03/28/19

Why LHC physics is like ‘Starcraft’

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

03/26/19

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.

03/21/19

LHCb discovers matter-antimatter asymmetry in charm quarks

A new observation by the LHCb experiment finds that charm quarks behave differently than their antiparticle counterparts.

03/19/19

‘Entangle’ exhibit fuels imagination with physics

A Swedish university tapped the founding director of CERN’s artist-in-residence program to curate a new art exhibit inspired by physics.

03/14/19

The potential of plasma wakefield acceleration

Scientists around the world are testing ways to further boost the power of particle accelerators while drastically shrinking their size.

03/12/19

Decolonizing science through sci comm

Science writer Sibusiso Biyela aims to bring science back to South Africa’s Zulu communities.

03/07/19

Japan defers ILC decision

In their latest meeting with scientists, the Japanese government declined to stake a claim to hosting the ILC.

03/05/19

A tiny new experiment at the LHC

The story of the latest experiment approved for installation at the Large Hadron Collider starts with a theorist and a question about dark matter.

02/26/19

10 words that mean something different to physicists

Some of this science sounds awfully familiar.