A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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09/12/17

Clearing a path to the stars

Astronomers are at the forefront of the fight against light pollution, which can obscure our view of the cosmos.

 
 
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10/20/16

99 percent invisible

With a small side project, astronomers discover a new type of galaxy.

Desktop muon detector
08/19/16

The $100 muon detector

A doctoral student and his adviser designed a tabletop particle detector they hope to make accessible to budding young engineering physicists.

Neutrino cocktails
06/07/16

The neutrino cocktail

Neutrinos are a puzzling mixture of three flavors and three masses. Scientists want to measure them down to the last drop.

Field of tau, muon, electron neutrinos with one hidden neutrino
03/01/16

The hidden neutrino

The explanation for some strange experimental results could lie in undiscovered particles called sterile neutrinos.

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12/01/15

What could dark matter be?

Scientists don’t yet know what dark matter is made of, but they are full of ideas.

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09/17/15

Hitting the neutrino floor

Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.

Illustration of multiverse, Earth at the center of spilt different colored earths resounding out like an echo
07/28/15

Is this the only universe?

Our universe could be just one small piece of a bubbling multiverse.

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07/01/15

Higgs factory proposed for Beijing

Scientists in China hope to build a successor to the Large Hadron Collider—and take a new place on the international particle physics stage.

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02/04/14

A second chance at sight

Silicon microstrip detectors, a staple in particle physics experiments, provide information that may be critical to restoring vision to some who lost it.

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