Particle Physics

  1. Particle Physics

    Readers ask about electrons’ roundness, a science board game and more

    Readers had questions about electrons’ roundness, a camera that measures light intensity in decibels and more.

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  2. ANITA experiment in Antarctica
    Astronomy

    These 2018 findings could be big news — if they turn out to be true

    Discoveries about fossils, the Big Bang and more could shake up the scientific world – if they turn out to be true.

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  3. IceCube detector
    Particle Physics

    Neutrino discovery launched a new type of astronomy

    Particles associated with a blazar kick-start the field of neutrino astronomy.

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  4. illustration of Voyager probe locations
    Cosmology

    Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space

    Voyager 2 just became the second probe ever to enter interstellar space, and the first with a working plasma instrument.

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  5. COSINE-100 dark matter detector
    Particle Physics

    A controversial sighting of dark matter is looking even shakier

    Two dark matter experiments disagree despite using the same type of detector material.

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  6. Large Hadron Collider
    Particle Physics

    The Large Hadron Collider is shutting down for 2 years

    The world’s largest particle accelerator will restart in 2021 at higher energy.

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  7. an illustration of protons in the nucleus of an atom
    Particle Physics

    Physicists finally calculated where the proton’s mass comes from

    New study indicates that the proton is much more than just the sum of its parts.

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  8. people playing a science board game
    Particle Physics

    Why a chemistry teacher started a science board game company

    Subatomic is the latest game from John Coveyou, whose company Genius Games wants people to find the joy in science.

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  9. helium atomic nucleus
    Particle Physics

    Nuclear ‘knots’ could unravel the mysteries of atoms

    Skyrmions might help loosen scientific snarls in studies of atomic nuclei.

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  10. illustration of cosmic rays
    Particle Physics

    Physicists measured Earth’s mass using neutrinos for the first time

    Counting tiny particles that can zip straight through the Earth reveals what the planet is like on the inside.

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  11. illustration of an electron
    Particle Physics

    What the electron’s near-perfect roundness means for new physics

    The electron remains stubbornly round, meaning we may need to build beyond the Large Hadron Collider to find physics outside of the standard model.

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  12. bursting bubble illustration
    Cosmology

    The universe’s continued existence implies extra dimensions are tiny

    The strictest limits yet on the size of extra dimensions come from the fact that black holes haven't destroyed the universe.

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