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10/20/20

The many paths of muon math

Here’s how physicists calculate g-2, the value that will determine whether the muon is giving us a sign of new physics.

10/13/20

A powerful new tool to study the cosmos

Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy.

10/08/20

Imagining the unseen

An art exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin combines art and science to illuminate the invisible nature of dark matter.

10/06/20

Shh! These tests will enable a quieter search for dark matter

The LUX-ZEPLIN collaboration has published results showing radioactive background levels for experiment’s components, creating a library for future rare event searches.

10/01/20

Defining the next decade of US particle physics

The “Snowmass” process seeks to identify the most promising questions to explore in future research.

09/29/20

How big can a fundamental particle be?

Extremely massive fundamental particles could exist, but they would seriously mess with our understanding of quantum mechanics.

09/22/20

Nature through the looking glass

Handedness—and the related concept of chirality—are double-sided ways of understanding how matter breaks symmetries.

09/17/20

Parking the LHC proton train

Particle accelerators like the LHC require intricate beam dump systems to safely dispose of high-energy particles after each run.

09/15/20

The neutrino painter

In this stop-motion video, Symmetry writer Zack Savitsky imagines an artist whose supplies have taken on some of the properties of neutrinos.

09/10/20

A robot ballet

Humans and robots work together in a carefully choreographed dance for the Mu2e experiment.

09/08/20

Scientists capture largest digital photo ever taken in a single shot

Sensors for the world’s largest digital camera have snapped their first 3200-megapixel images at SLAC.

09/01/20

How big is a neutron star?

Astrophysicists are combining multiple methods to reveal the secrets of some of the weirdest objects in the universe.

08/25/20

A bit of MAGIC

The MAGIC telescope’s first observation of a gamma-ray burst gave astronomers surprising new insight into the phenomenon.

08/24/20

LHC creates matter from light

Scientists on an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider see massive W particles emerging from collisions with electromagnetic fields. How can this happen?

08/18/20

Long-lived particles get their moment

Scientists on experiments at the LHC are redesigning their methods and building supplemental detectors to look for new particles that might be evading them.

08/13/20

A new view of the Higgs boson

Scientists know the Higgs boson interacts with extremely massive particles. Now, they’re starting to study how it interacts with lighter particles as well.