A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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09/01/07

Theory

Theories describe scientists’ understanding of observed phenomena.

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08/01/07

Dark energy

Dark energy, the weirdest and most abundant stuff in the universe, is causing the expansion of the universe to speed up.

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07/01/07

Particle event

Scientists call the particle collisions and interactions they study “particle events.”

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05/01/07

String theory

According to string theory, matter is made up of strings.

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04/01/07

Positron

A positron is the electron’s antimatter counterpart.

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03/01/07

Dark matter

Dark matter seems to be abundant in the universe but has yet to be directly detected.

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02/01/07

Simulations

Simulations allow physicists to make predictions.

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12/01/06

Postdocs

Postdocs are temporary research positions for scientists who have completed their PhDs.

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11/01/06

Acceleration of particles

Acceleration of particles (electrons, protons, and other charged particles) is achieved by propelling them with electromagnetic waves.

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09/01/06

X-ray lasers

X-ray lasers will be the next generation of light source.

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