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02/08/22
Perimeter Institute

In the late 19th and early 20th century, a team of scholars at the Harvard College Observatory discovered the types of stars, created the first modern catalog of stars, and ultimately even discovered what stars are made of. They were all women.

02/08/22
Scientific American

The basic concept of quantum spin provides an understanding of a vast range of physical phenomena.

02/03/22
GeekWire

The International Astronomical Union is heading up the creation of a new center to deal with the complications created by broadband satellite constellations like SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon’s Project Kuiper.

01/28/22
Cosmos

Three undersea neutrino detector observatories are in the works.

01/26/22
Quanta

The same phenomenon by which an opera singer can shatter a wineglass also underlies the very existence of subatomic particles.

01/24/22
NPR

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever built, has reached its final destination in space.

01/20/22
Ars Technica

Watch the pilot episode of the new series Edge of Knowledge.

01/19/22
EarSnacks

For World Quark Day, experimental physicist Dr. Martin Breidenbach takes Andrew & Polly on a trip through the ’70s into subatomic space to recount his use of a gigantic device to discover how small the universe can get.

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.

01/19/22

More than one way to make a qubit

Scientists are exploring a variety of ways to make quantum bits. We may not need to settle on a single one.

01/18/22

What is quantum information?

Quantum information breaks the rules of classical information in a way that could allow us to answer questions that a classical computer cannot.

01/13/22

From bits to qubits

Quantum computers go beyond the binary.

01/12/22

The second quantum revolution

Inventions like the transistor and laser changed the world. What changes will the second quantum revolution bring?

01/11/22

Playing by the quantum rules

Uncertainty, entanglement, spooky action: On the quantum scale, the universe doesn’t work the way you might expect.

01/11/22

Looking at a new quantum revolution

This month, Symmetry presents a series of articles on the past, present and future of quantum research—and its many connections to particle physics, astrophysics and computing.

01/04/22

Theorists imagine a different kind of dark matter

Physicists are revisiting what they previously assumed about how dark matter interacts with itself.

12/07/21

Are leptons all alike?

Building experimental evidence suggests that the electron, muon and tau may feel different forces.

11/30/21

Physics books of 2021

Explore 10 new works related to particle physics and astrophysics, plus a bonus book on math.

11/23/21

How to be a better mentor (and mentee)

Building a fulfilling mentor-mentee relationship requires agency and investment from both parties.

11/16/21

Catherine Heymans shines as Astronomer Royal for Scotland

Heymans, the first woman to be appointed to the role, hopes to give kids and others the chance to appreciate the stars.

11/09/21

The problem-solver: Cosmic inflation

Just over 40 years ago, a new theory about the early universe provided a way to tackle multiple cosmological conundrums at once.

11/02/21

From physics to fisheries

Students in the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program hope to use skills they developed at Fermilab to benefit Indigenous communities.

10/19/21

Eyes on the sky

There’s no one best way to build a telescope.

10/12/21

Is dark matter cold, warm or hot?

The answer has to do with dark matter’s role in shaping the cosmos.

10/05/21

How to train your magnet

New accelerator magnets are undergoing a rigorous training program to prepare them for the extreme conditions inside the upgraded Large Hadron Collider.