A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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Scientists pinpoint ‘very peculiar’ pulsar

Scientists studying five years of data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the first gamma-ray variable pulsar. But is it really what it seems?

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Former CMS deputy takes reins of experiment

Tiziano Camporesi becomes head of the CMS experiment as UC Santa Barbara physicist Joe Incandela’s term comes to a close.

active galaxy, matter falling toward a supermassive black hole creates jets of particles traveling near the speed of light

Astrophysicists use lens to study black-hole jet

Using an entire galaxy as a lens to look at an object in the far distance, researchers are learning more about powerful jets emitted when matter falls into a black hole.

Steven Ritz, physicist at the University of California Santa Cruz and chair of the P5 panel, presents at this week's P5 meeting

Physicists look toward the high-energy horizon

A panel met at Brookhaven National Laboratory to chart the course for US investment in particle physics experiments.

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CERN’s Lego scavenger hunt

Somewhere inside the CERN Computing Centre lurk a werewolf, a gorilla, a leprechaun and other tiny exotic creatures. How many can you find?

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The value of fundamental research

The winners and finalists of this year’s $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize convened to discuss strategies for elevating the public’s awareness and knowledge of theoretical physics.

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Mu2e attracts magnet experts

By tapping into specialized knowledge around the world, the Mu2e collaboration will undertake a first-of-its-kind experiment. 

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Chinese collider expands particle zoo

China’s Beijing Electron-Positron Collider seems to be hosting a reunion; members of a poorly understood family of particles keep popping up in their data, which may help clarify the properties of this reclusive family.

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US particle physicists look to space

A panel met at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to look for promising routes to the study of dark matter, dark energy and other phenomena.

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10 journals to go open-access in 2014

As part of the SCOAP3 publishing initiative, 10 journals in high-energy physics will offer unrestricted access to their peer-reviewed articles, starting January 1.