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CERN alumna turned deep-sea explorer

Grace C. Young is fascinated by fundamental questions about realms both quantum and undersea.


Speak physics: What is a cross section?

Cross sections tell physicists how likely particles are to interact in a given way.


Scientists make rare achievement in study of antimatter

Scientists on the BASE experiment vastly improved their measurement of a property of protons and antiprotons.


Scientists observe first verified neutron-star collision

For the first time, experiments have seen both light and gravitational waves released by a single celestial crash.


Xenon takes a turn in the LHC

For the first time, the Large Hadron Collider is accelerating xenon nuclei for experiments.


A play in parallel universes

Constellations illustrates the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics—with a love story.


A radio for dark matter

Instead of searching for dark matter particles, a new device will search for dark matter waves.


Nobel recognizes gravitational wave discovery

Scientists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their roles in creating the LIGO experiment.