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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.

01/13/15

Dark horse of the dark matter hunt

Dark matter might be made up of a type of particle not many scientists are looking for: the axion.

01/12/15

Mirror, mirror

After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

01/08/15

Transition edge sensors

An update to technology more than a century old might be key to making the next big discovery in particle physics.

01/07/15

Shh! DEAP is hunting dark matter

How far will scientists go to cut through the noise in search of a subtle signal?

12/09/14

New books for the physics fan

These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.

12/03/14

Searching for a dark light

A new experiment at Jefferson Lab is on the hunt for dark photons, hypothetical messengers of an invisible universe.

11/04/14

The rise of astrostatistics

Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.

10/23/14

Australia’s first dark matter experiment

A proposed dark matter experiment would use two underground detectors, one in each hemisphere.

10/21/14

Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud

These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.

10/13/14

Q&A: Katherine Freese

The new director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics talks neutrinos, women in science, and the hunt for dark matter.

09/18/14

Pursuit of dark matter progresses at AMS

A possible sign of dark matter will eventually become clear, according to promising signs from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment.

08/08/14

Open access to the universe

A team of scientists generated a giant cosmic simulation—and now they're giving it away.

07/24/14

How to weigh a galaxy cluster

The study of galaxy clusters is bringing scientists closer to an understanding of the “dark” universe.

07/11/14

US reveals its next generation of dark matter experiments

Together, the three experiments will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles.

05/22/14

Proposed plan for the future of US particle physics

The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.