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Top articles of 2019

Catch up on our 10 most popular features of the year.

03/26/19

To PhD or not to PhD

Respondents to Symmetry’s survey about what it’s like to earn a PhD in particle physics or astrophysics offer their views of the experience.

07/23/19

Massless particles can’t be stopped

If a particle has no mass, how can it exist?

06/11/19

The language of physics

10 more words that mean something different to scientists.

04/18/19

What gravitational waves can say about dark matter

Scientists think that, under some circumstances, dark matter could generate powerful enough gravitational waves for equipment like LIGO to detect.

05/21/19

From physics to data science

Four physicists share their journeys through academia into industry and offer words of wisdom for those considering making a similar move.

02/26/19

10 words that mean something different to physicists

Some of this science sounds awfully familiar.

04/23/19

Falsifiability and physics

Can a theory that isn’t completely testable still be useful to physics?

04/16/19

A collision of light

One of the latest discoveries from the LHC takes the properties of photons beyond what your electrodynamics teacher will tell you in class.

05/02/19

The unseen progress of the LHC

It’s not always about what you discover.

03/05/19

A tiny new experiment at the LHC

The story of the latest experiment approved for installation at the Large Hadron Collider starts with a theorist and a question about dark matter.