A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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Gravitational waves and where to find them

Advanced LIGO has just begun its search for gravitational waves.

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Do protons decay?

Is it possible that these fundamental building blocks of atoms have a finite lifetime?

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The mystery of particle generations

Why are there three almost identical copies of each particle of matter?

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Mathematician to know: Emmy Noether

Noether's theorem is a thread woven into the fabric of the science.

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Looking to the heavens for neutrino masses

Scientists are using studies of the skies to solve a neutrino mystery.

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Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn

Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.

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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.