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04/28/20

The supernova that keeps on giving

Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed with modern technology, excited the world more than 30 years ago—and it remains an intriguing subject of study even today.

04/21/20

The quantum poet

Amy Catanzano bridges the worlds of poetry and science.

04/15/20

T2K advances investigation of matter-antimatter imbalance

New results from the T2K experiment in Japan rule out with 99.7% confidence nearly half of the possible range of values that could indicate how neutrinos behave compared to their antimatter counterparts.

04/14/20

The Large Kitchen Collider

In an imaginative short film, Symmetry writer Sarah Charley investigates the physics of vegetables.

04/07/20

Dark matter decoys

The ADMX experiment trains scientists to deal with real signals—by creating fake ones.

03/30/20

10 years of LHC physics, in numbers

How do you measure a decade of LHC research?

03/24/20

Scientists search for origin of proton mass

Only 1% of the mass of the proton comes from the Higgs field. ALICE scientists examine a process that could help explain the rest.

03/10/20

Accounting for the Higgs

Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.

03/02/20

ICARUS prepares to chase a fourth neutrino

In February, scientists at Fermilab began cooling down the ICARUS neutrino detector and filling it with 760 tons of liquid argon.

02/27/20

‘Flash photography’ at the LHC

An extremely fast new detector inside the CMS detector will allow physicists to get a sharper image of particle collisions.

02/25/20

Seven views of work at the LHC

Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.

02/13/20

The reverse science fair

A school invited physicists from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to present their science for judgment by elementary students.

02/11/20

What we know about dark matter

Although scientists have yet to find the spooky stuff, they aren’t completely in the dark.

02/05/20

MICE brings muon collider closer to reality

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment has achieved its goal of squeezing a beam of muons before they decay.

02/04/20

On background

Physicists deal with background in their experiments in two ways: by reducing it and by rejecting it.