Particle Physics

  1. LHCb detector
    Particle Physics

    New particle could help physicists understand subatomic glue

    A newfound particle will allow scientists to probe the universe’s strongest force.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Zero calories and other awe-inspiring science tales

    In this issue, reporters look at artificial sweeteners, resurrecting a West Coast plant, quasiparticles and the future of our magazine and its parent non-profit, SSP.

  3. dropleton illustration
    Quantum Physics

    Quasiparticles help physicists make sense of the world

    To improve semiconductors, superconductors and other materials, physicists view a particle and its surroundings as one entity.

  4. ATLAS detector at Large Hadron Collider
    Particle Physics

    Evidence for new Higgs-related particle fades away

    A close look at data from the Large Hadron Collider finds no evidence that the Higgs boson decays into a new, unknown particle.

  5. Particle Physics

    Dark matter hunters may get three new experiments

    NSF and DOE have approved three new facilities to look for the exotic particles that might make up dark matter.

  6. Cosmology

    Lab version of early universe fails to solve lithium problem

    An experiment that imitated conditions from just after the Big Bang failed to explain why observed amounts of lithium don’t match those expected from theory.

  7. Particle Physics

    It’s almost time to get to know the Higgs boson better

    The next run of particle collisions at the Large Hadron collider will examine details about how the Higgs boson interacts with other particles to search for clues to new physics.

  8. Astronomy


    Readers discuss the speed of spinning particles, what defines a planet and how to see invisible shrimp.

  9. Particle Physics

    Proton’s magnetic properties pinned down

    A precise measurement of a proton’s magnetic properties could help reveal subtle differences between matter and antimatter.

  10. Particle Physics

    Proposed experiment would create matter from light

    Photon collider would convert light into electrons and positrons.

  11. Physics


    Getting excited can kick a person’s energy to a higher level. At the nanoscale, strange almost-particles called excitons do the same trick.

  12. Particle Physics

    Exotic particle packs a foursome of quarks

    Tetraquarks could help physicists understand the universe’s first generations of matter.