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Illustration: Holidays at physics lab

Holiday characters take over the physics lab

Ever wonder if a particle collider could give you a faster way to cook your turkey, or how much antimatter it would take to power your holiday lights?

Photo: SHINE

US-CERN partnership to accelerate neutrino research

US institutions are working with the SHINE experiment at CERN to better understand the particle interactions that produce neutrinos.

Feature: Particle Plinko

A model partnership

Bucking the “ivory tower” stereotype, particle theorists dive into Large Hadron Collider experimental searches and come up with a new way to look at the data.


Ironing out an astrophysics problem

Using an X-ray laser, scientists unravel the longstanding conundrum of why extreme plasmas in space look different than expected.

LBNE proposed map

DOE grants CD-1 approval to LBNE project

The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment took another step forward, receiving approval from the US Department of Energy for the first phase of the project.

Breaking: Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation will honor leaders at the Large Hadron Collider and its CMS and ATLAS experiments with a special $3 million prize.

60 Seconds: Decay Channel

Decay channel

When particles decay, they transform into lighter particles. Physicists can predict how often a particle will decay into certain end products.

Photo: Decay film

Zombies invade the LHC in student-made horror film

Decay, a low-budget horror film starring PhD students and postdocs at CERN, has been released online.

Photo: Wim Klein in classroom

‘Human calculator’ Wim Klein advanced physics, inspired others

Math whiz Wim Klein, born a century ago, moved physics forward with his calculations as computer developers worked to catch up with him.

Image: SuperB

Budget woes force rethink of proposed flagship physics experiment in Italy

The Italian government has withdrawn funding for a high-profile proposed experiment. Scientists are now brainstorming other ways to advance particle physics.