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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.

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Upgraded Fermilab neutrino beam back in business

After more than a year of improvements, Fermilab's accelerator complex has begun sending neutrinos to experiments at the lab and in Minnesota.

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Daya Bay furthers neutrino knowledge

A new Daya Bay result advances our understanding of neutrinos by precisely measuring their oscillation behavior at different energies.

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Q&A with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter

Perlmutter chats with Symmetry about the fate of the universe and a certain phone call from the Swedish Academy.

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Scientists compete in first physics slam on ice

Six scientists battled in a Minnesota hockey arena to be named the best physics entertainer.

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T2K experiment catches neutrinos in the act

For the first time, an experiment has definitively observed the appearance of neutrinos that have changed from one type to another.

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Real talk: Everything is made of fields

Theorist Sean Carroll thinks it’s time you learned the truth: All of the particles you know—including the Higgs—are actually fields.

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Nigel Lockyer appointed director of Fermilab

Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory since 2007, will take over for retiring Fermilab Director Pier Oddone.

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Winner: Cinderella’s convertible carriage

Reader Emily Conover wins symmetry’s latest contest with her fairy-tale description of neutrino oscillation.

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A 10-minute lesson in supersymmetry

In two new videos, Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln explains the what and the why of supersymmetry.