A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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The early universe

How is it possible to look at the earliest moments of the universe? Physicists have their ways—and what they find out will tell us a lot about how the universe works today and how it will unfold in the future.

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Answers to big questions could lie in small particles

Scientists planning the next decade in US particle physics consider what we can learn from fundamental particles called neutrinos.

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Planning for future of US particle physics moves ahead

This weekend, a panel developing a new strategic plan for US particle physics will hold the first in a series of town hall meetings.

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First LUX result negates previous possible dark-matter sighting

The mystery of dark matter remains after the world’s most sensitive dark-matter detector reveals its first result.

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Nobel Prize in physics honors prediction of Higgs boson

Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, who developed key concepts in the theory that predicted the Higgs boson, will be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics.

Speculators have begun to wonder, in the days leading up to the announcement of the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics, whether the Swedish Academy will recognize the most celebrated particle physics discovery of 2012: the Higgs boson.

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Adler Planetarium throws ‘Particle Party’

Fermilab physicists and educators mingled with young adult science enthusiasts at Adler After Dark.

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Magnetic Moment

A brewery near Fermilab honors the arrival of a giant electromagnet.

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‘Why particle physics matters’ winner announced

The readers have spoken: Your favorite explanation of why particle physics matters came from physicist Breese Quinn.

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Famous Higgs analogy, illustrated

A Fermilab physicist and TED artists have created a short animation about the most famous description of the Higgs field.