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08/26/21

Teaching a particle detector new tricks

Scientists hoping to find new, long-lived particles at the Large Hadron Collider recently realized they may already have the detector to do it.

08/24/21

Can light melt atoms into goo?

The ATLAS experiment at CERN sees possible evidence of quark-gluon plasma production during collisions between photons and heavy nuclei inside the Large Hadron Collider.

08/17/21

The search for the sterile neutrino

Back when it was theorized, scientists weren’t sure they would ever detect the neutrino; now they’re searching for a version of the particle that could be even more elusive.

08/10/21

A collective strategy for physics in Africa

For the first time, African physicists and other researchers are creating a grassroots strategy for the future of physics research and education.

08/04/21

LHCb discovers longest-lived exotic matter yet

The newly discovered tetraquark provides a unique window into the interactions of the particles that make up atoms.

08/03/21

Drumming up dark photons

A group of scientists is hoping to detect dark matter using a nano-scale drum. 

07/28/21

Changing a name without forfeiting credit

A group of US national laboratories, publishers, journals and other organizations is making it easier for researchers to update their names on past publications.

07/27/21

How to be human in physics

Four physicists share their experiences dealing with major setbacks, trauma, mental health issues and toxic work environments.

07/20/21

Homebound astrophysicists miss mountaintops

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, travel bans and stay-at-home orders meant astrophysicists needed to find a new way to conduct their observations.

07/13/21

Blink and it’s gone

Fast electronics and artificial intelligence are helping physicists capture data and decide what to keep and what to throw away.

07/06/21

The odd(eron) couple

Scientists discovered a new particle by comparing data recorded at the LHC and the Tevatron.

06/29/21

What is a photon?

The fundamental particle of light is both ordinary and full of surprises.

06/22/21

The Golden Particles

Symmetry writer Lauren Biron won Fermilab’s 2021 Virtual Physics Slam by hosting an award show with a physics theme.

06/15/21

The other particle detector

When studying mysterious subatomic particles, researchers use a different kind of particle detector to prevent run-of-the-mill dust particles from getting in the way.

06/08/21

A strong force for inclusion

Elena Long’s search for community as a trans scientist put her at the forefront of LGBT+ advocacy in physics.

06/01/21

Einstein’s garden: translating physics into Blackfoot

Sharon Yellowfly has been preserving and expanding the Blackfoot language by translating the announcements of LIGO’s universe-bending discoveries.