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LHC scientists detect most favored Higgs decay

Scientists now know the fate of the vast majority of all Higgs bosons produced in the LHC.


Voting open for 2018 Global Physics Photowalk

Help choose the winning images in this international science photography competition.


How’s it going, LIGO?

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has a new digital assistant.


ICARUS neutrino detector installed at Fermilab

With this move, ICARUS now sits in the path of Fermilab's neutrino beam, a milestone that brings the detector one step closer to taking data.


Rising stars of multi-messenger astronomy

A year after detecting a neutron star collision, scientists are excited for the future of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics.


Tour du LHC

An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.


A dual-phase DUNE

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes.


Machine learning proliferates in particle physics

A new review in Nature chronicles the many ways machine learning is popping up in particle physics research.


The bike or the ride

Sometimes teenage rebellion means going for a degree in physics.


LHC accelerates its first “atoms”

Lead atoms with a single remaining electron circulated in the Large Hadron Collider.


Rewiring STEM education

The idea that science skills are innate and great discoveries are made only by “lone geniuses” is losing traction in STEM.


Accelerator excellence

Fermilab’s Lia Merminga talks to Symmetry about her early experiences in STEM and her drive to solve science’s unanswered questions.


Rise of the machines

Machine learning will become an even more important tool when scientists upgrade to the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider.


The LHC’s computing revolution

Making new discoveries may require writing new software first.


Scientists trace high-energy cosmic neutrino to its birthplace

A pair of results bring neutrinos into the new era of multi-messenger astronomy.


Out in physics

LGBT+ scientists offer advice for promoting inclusivity in a guide written for the physics and astronomy community.