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01/13/22
Wired

A powerful astronomy instrument called DESI charts millions of galaxies in the night sky. Can it help scientists finally figure out what dark energy is?

01/10/22
Scientific American

Runaway success and underfunding have led to growing pains for the preprint server.

01/05/22
ScienceNews

Protons and their antimatter counterparts mirror one another in a new ultra-precise measurement.

12/13/21
The Washington Post

The world reveres Chien-Shiung Wu as a groundbreaking nuclear physicist who made a startling find 65 years ago. But to me, she was Grandma.

12/13/21
Quanta

A central pillar of cosmology—the universe is the same everywhere and in all directions—is surviving a storm of possible evidence against it.

12/12/21
Popular Science

Just because scientists have discovered a particle doesn't mean they know all its properties.

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.

09/28/21

The coevolution of particle physics and computing

Over time, particle physics and astrophysics and computing have built upon one another’s successes. That coevolution continues today.

09/21/21

How COVID made physics more accessible

Accommodations necessitated by the global pandemic made participation in academic conferences easier for physicists with and without disabilities.

09/14/21

Bringing the whole self to science

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science helps students and professionals find community.

09/07/21

Curious physics results could shed light on dark matter

Even experiments that aren’t looking for dark matter directly could give us hints about the mysterious substance that permeates our universe.

08/31/21

Photographing the HL-LHC

A CERN photographer and videographer writes about his experiences documenting the ongoing upgrade that will turn the Large Hadron Collider into the High-Luminosity LHC.

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.

08/03/21

Drumming up dark photons

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

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.