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02/16/21

New strategy for Latin American physics

Scientists in Latin America recently published the first coordinated plan for the region’s research in high-energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

02/15/21

Pierre Auger shares 10% of data

The observatory has made detailed information about an initial selection of its recorded cosmic-ray events available for outside scientists to use.

02/09/21

Dear Labby: Life advice from physics

Particle physics might be complex, but it’s nothing compared to the confusion of human existence.

02/02/21

What is luminosity?

Later this decade, the Large Hadron Collider will be upgraded to the High-Luminosity LHC. What does “luminosity” mean in particle physics?

01/26/21

Snowmass summer study pushed to 2022

Organizers of the planning exercise that helps shape the future of US particle physics have moved its final workshop back by one year.

01/26/21

Physicists submit avalanche of ideas to ‘Snowmass’ process

Scientists wrote more than 1500 letters of interest to share ideas about what they hope the next decade of particle physics will bring.

01/14/21

ATLAS releases ‘full orchestra’ of analysis instruments

The ATLAS collaboration has begun to publish likelihood functions, information that will allow researchers to better understand and use their experiment’s data in future analyses.

01/12/21

The status of supersymmetry

Once the most popular framework for physics beyond the Standard Model, supersymmetry is facing a reckoning—but many researchers are not giving up on it yet.

01/05/21

High school teachers, meet particle physics

Workshops around the world train science teachers to incorporate particle physics into their classrooms.

12/17/20

LHCb finds more matter-antimatter weirdness in B mesons

Matter and antimatter particles can behave differently, but where these differences show up (and where they don’t) is still a puzzle.

12/15/20

Physics at tiniest scale could explain ‘impossible’ black holes

Until recently, scientists had never detected black holes in the “mass gap”—now, particle physicists are exploring ideas beyond the Standard Model that could explain them.

12/10/20

Simulating subatomic physics on a quantum computer

Scientists show how quantum computing could be a game-changer in our understanding of quantum processes.

12/08/20

Physics books of 2020

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone’s favorite physics books of 2020 cover an impressive span of time: from the very beginning of our universe until the very end.

12/01/20

Heavy boson triplets test Standard Model

A recent observation of an extremely rare subatomic process allows scientists to test the Standard Model’s boundaries.

11/17/20

Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

Not all scientific claims are equal. How can you tell if a discovery is real?

11/10/20

Meet the kaon

Nearly 75 years after the puzzling first detection of the kaon, scientists are still looking to the particle for hints of physics beyond their current understanding.