Particle Physics

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Leon Lederman
    Particle Physics

    Physicist Leon Lederman, renowned for his subatomic particle work, has died

    The Nobel Prize–winning particle physicist discovered multiple particles and wrote popular science books.

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  11. ANITA experiment
    Particle Physics

    Hints of weird particles from space may defy physicists’ standard model

    Signals from the ANITA experiment don’t square with the properties of elementary particles cataloged in the standard model.

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  12. researcher inside KATRIN
    Particle Physics

    Three new physics experiments could revamp the standard model

    New experiments that rely on very large machines have begun to probe the weak points of particle physics.

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