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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.

08/11/20

Physics in a second language

Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English.

08/04/20

Taking a risk on theoretical physics

Even world-famous theorist Juan Maldacena wasn’t sure at first whether he should pursue a PhD in physics.

07/30/20

Boosting the representation of Black students

A study conducted by the TEAM-UP task force provides a road map for doubling the number of African Americans obtaining bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy.

07/28/20

What dark matter is (probably) not

No one knows for sure what dark matter is. But we know we need something to explain what we see in the universe, and we’ve crossed a few ideas off of our list.

07/21/20

Behind the scenes of the CMS experiment’s 1000th paper

What does it take to publish a scientific analysis in one of the world’s largest experiments?

07/14/20

CONNIE gets closer to picturing reactor neutrinos

A collaboration of the Americas aims to take the first pioneering images of low-energy neutrinos and provide new data to shed light on the mysterious identity of dark matter.

07/13/20

More than 3000 scientists gather online for Neutrino 2020

A dash of virtual reality helps replicate the serendipitous interactions of an in-person conference when participants are scattered across the globe.

07/07/20

Making science more equitable, starting with 101

A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.

07/01/20

LHCb discovers a new type of tetraquark

For the first time, the LHCb collaboration at CERN has observed an exotic particle made up of four charm quarks.

06/30/20

Hundreds of hadrons

Hadrons count among their number the familiar protons and neutrons that make up our atoms, but they are much more than that.