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06/06/18

We're going to need a bigger blackboard

Watch SLAC theorist Lance Dixon write out a new formula that will contribute to a better understanding of certain particle collisions.

10/24/17

Speak physics: What is a cross section?

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

 
04/28/16

A GUT feeling about physics

Scientists want to connect the fundamental forces of nature in one Grand Unified Theory.

01/27/15

Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn

Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.

01/28/14

Quantum entanglement

Through ‘spooky action at a distance,’ the properties of two systems remain correlated even after they are separated.

09/24/13

The great physics quest

In their search for fundamental truths, particle physicists have a lot in common with explorers everywhere. 

12/18/12

A model partnership

Bucking the “ivory tower” stereotype, particle theorists dive into Large Hadron Collider experimental searches and come up with a new way to look at the data.

12/01/06

Lylie Fisher: Beauty bubbles through

For artist Lylie Fisher, particle physics is much more than a field of science. It is art: "Like art, particle physics deals with the invisible," says Fisher. "One portrays emotional and spiritual experiences; the other studies unseen matter and energy.

02/01/06

Challenges

Particle physics has been confronted with serious challenges in recent years, especially for the operation of colliders. Yet 2006 promises to be a great year for research in particle physics as well as photon science, and many exciting projects are underway.

02/01/05

Stephon Alexander: Theory by day, saxophone by night

By day, Stephon Alexander theorizes about the effects of dark matter in his office at SLAC. By night he plays tenor saxophone in a San Francisco jazz club.