A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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12/05/13

First particle-antiparticle collider now historic site

The European Physical Society has declared the construction site of the Anello di Accumulazione collider in Frascati, Italy, a significant site in physics history.

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11/21/13

Cosmic explosion calls theory into question

Observations of a rare cosmic explosion challenge scientists’ theoretical understanding of how gamma-ray bursts work.

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11/12/13

SeaQuest seeks the secrets of the proton

Late last week, the SeaQuest experiment began exploring the structure of protons and the behavior of the particles of which they're made.

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11/06/13

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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11/01/13

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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10/31/13

Cosmos seeded with heavy elements during youth

Traces of iron distributed smoothly throughout a massive galaxy cluster tell a 10-billion-year-old story of cosmic evolution.

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10/30/13

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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10/17/13

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.

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10/03/13

Light rays do the twist

Accelerator physicists at SLAC have manipulated electron bunches to generate twisted light.

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09/30/13

Researchers demonstrate ‘accelerator on a chip’

The technology used to create a new mini-accelerator could spawn new generations of smaller, less expensive devices for science and medicine.

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