A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
Illustration of Miraculous WIMPs
07/15/15

Miraculous WIMPs

What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates? 

Image: Davis_DavisCavern_lead
05/26/15

A goldmine of scientific research

The underground home of the LUX dark matter experiment has a rich scientific history.

Photo of dark matter maps
04/13/15

DES releases dark matter map

The Dark Energy Survey's detailed maps may help scientists better understand galaxy formation.

Photo of Dark matter ring
04/09/15

Seeing dark matter without seeing

Indirect detection experiments might be the key to discovering invisible dark matter.

Photo of Citizen Science
02/19/15

Physics for the people

Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.

Illustration of all of the Unusual Materials together
02/17/15

10 unusual detector materials

The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.

Photo of Helen Quinn
01/27/15

Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn

Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.

Illustration of Axion Dark Horse
01/13/15

Dark horse of the dark matter hunt

Dark matter might be made up of a type of particle not many scientists are looking for: the axion.

Photo of M1M3 mirror
01/12/15

Mirror, mirror

After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

Sketch of TES
01/08/15

Transition edge sensors

An update to technology more than a century old might be key to making the next big discovery in particle physics.

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