A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
Photo of Arturo Gomez
04/09/13

Arturo Gomez: Life among the telescopes

Arturo Gomez has spent more than 40 years working with visiting astronomers at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Photo of AMS on ISS outside of Earth's atmosphere
04/03/13

AMS tiptoes toward answer to dark-matter question

The first result from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment improves on previous measurements, promises precise future results.

Photo of NOvA electronics
03/27/13

NOvA neutrino detector sees first particles

The NOvA neutrino detector, currently under construction, has already begun to take data from cosmic rays.

Photo of OPERA magnet
03/26/13

OPERA snags third tau neutrino

For the third time since the OPERA detector began receiving beam in 2006, the experiment has caught a muon neutrino oscillating into a tau neutrino.

Image of Higgs to 4 leptons
03/06/13

Higgs-like particle still looking like the Higgs

Scientists have started to exclude some of the more exotic scenarios for the Higgs-like boson.

Photo of Higgs Announcement
02/26/13

Higgs-like particle

Early in the summer of 2012, excitement reached a peak as members of the CMS and ATLAS collaborations confirmed among themselves that they would soon announce the discovery of what looked like the Higgs boson.

Photo of S2B: COUPP bubbles
01/30/13

Tiny bubbles

A hipster detector searches for the crystalline “plink” of dark matter.

Image of Essay: A Galaxy with a View: Cerro Tololo
01/22/13

A galaxy with a view

A physicist, a software developer and a writer step outside one night to take in nature’s beauty at a mountaintop observatory in Chile.

Illustration of portraits on wall of Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters
12/11/12

Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation will honor leaders at the Large Hadron Collider and its CMS and ATLAS experiments with a special $3 million prize.

Illustration of grid of blue and purple squares 5X3 with coin stacks inside
12/11/12

Decay channel

When particles decay, they transform into lighter particles. Physicists can predict how often a particle will decay into certain end products.

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