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11/29/21
Gizmodo

The detection represents a "significant breakthrough"—and shows the value of an upcoming experiment.

11/23/21
Gizmodo

Science and technology have evolved, but some things may always be beyond human knowledge.

11/22/21
Gizmodo

The Legacy Survey of Space and Time camera will scan the night sky in high resolution from its perch in Chile.

11/10/21
Gizmodo

An underground experiment in South Korea suggests an intriguing observation from 2017 was a red herring.

11/08/21
Physics Today

A strong sense of community led an early-career string theorist to share preprints in a scientifically competitive environment.

11/07/21
NPR

Manfred Steiner had a successful and productive career as a doctor. But all along, he had a nagging feeling he should be doing something else: studying physics.

11/04/21
Scientific American

Physicists have wondered if neutrino particles come in a mysterious fourth variety. Now new experimental findings complicate the question.

11/04/21
New York Times

On astronomers’ wish list for the next decade: two giant telescopes and a space telescope to search for life and habitable worlds beyond Earth.

Beyond the Standard Model

02/22/22

The Standard Model is one of the most well-tested theories in particle physics. But scientists are searching for new physics beyond it.

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.

05/25/21

A champion of physics in South Africa

In recognition of his own past, Azwinndini Muronga has brought STEM enrichment opportunities to youth in remote, underserved towns and villages.

05/20/21

Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics

Fermilab scientists are developing one of the most cold-tolerant robots ever made so they can monitor the interiors of particle detectors.

05/18/21

Exhibit explores layers of SNOLAB

In Drift: Art and Dark Matter, pieces by four artists-in-residence dig deep into the underground laboratory.

05/13/21

Which neutrino is the heaviest?

The question may seem simple, but physicists don’t yet know the answer. New measurements aim to change that.

05/11/21

Seeing through walls and breaking down barriers

Physicists and archaeologists are teaming up to provide research opportunities for Black and Hispanic undergraduates.

05/04/21

On the marvels of physics

Theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson answers Symmetry writer Brianna Barbu’s questions about his work in science and outreach, including advising on movies like Avengers: Endgame.

04/27/21

Dark matter’s signature could be written in stone

A proposed dark-matter detection method would look for tracks of dark matter etched into billion-year-old mineral samples.

04/20/21

Where science meets the sacred

Sanford Underground Research Facility is making an effort to build bridges with Native American communities and operate with respect for the sacred land it is built on.

04/13/21

From the atmosphere to the underground

Read the travelogue of a xenon atom as it journeys from the air we breathe to a dark-matter detector a mile underground.

04/06/21

The next supercollider

What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator?

03/30/21

The mystery of the muon’s magnetism

A super-precise experiment at Fermilab is carefully analyzing every detail of the muon’s magnetic moment.

03/29/21

The data wranglers

A degree in particle physics or astrophysics can lead to a career in data science.

03/23/21

Has the black hole information paradox evaporated?

Researchers make progress on a vexing problem about how black holes evolve.