Particle Physics

  1. Science & Society

    Readers focus on fake news, neutrinos, and more

    Readers pondered how to effectively combat fake news, questioned the result of a clinical trial, and wanted to know more about neutrinos.

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  2. Science & Society

    Building big experiments to study very little things

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses our behind the scenes look at the giant equipment used to study the smallest bits of matter.

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  3. prototype detector
    Particle Physics

    Early tests pave the way for a giant neutrino detector

    A prototype detector demonstrates the technology needed for the DUNE experiment.

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  4. AWAKE plasma cell
    Particle Physics

    Electrons surf protons’ waves in a new kind of particle accelerator

    For the first time, scientists accelerated electrons using plasma waves from proton beams.

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  5. visualization of Higgs boson decaying into two bottom quarks
    Particle Physics

    An elusive Higgs boson decay has finally been spotted

    Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider confirm that the Higgs boson decays into bottom quark pairs.

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  6. photo illustration of sun's magnetic fields
    Astronomy

    Strange gamma rays from the sun may help decipher its magnetic fields

    The sun spits out more and weirder gamma rays than anyone expected, which could give a new view of the sun’s magnetic fields.

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  7. Super-Kamiokande
    Particle Physics

    Ghostly antineutrinos could help ferret out nuclear tests

    Antineutrino detectors could one day help reveal stealthy nuclear blasts.

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  8. Abell S1063
    Astronomy

    A faint glow found between galaxies could be a beacon for dark matter

    Intracluster light may help reveal where dark matter resides within galaxy clusters.

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  9. Climate

    Readers question dark fusion, Antarctic ice melting and more

    Readers had questions about Antarctic ice melting, dark fusion and greenhouse gas emissions.

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  10. gamma rays
    Astronomy

    Hopes dim that gamma rays can reveal dark matter

    A mysterious glow of gamma rays coming from the center of the Milky Way probably isn’t a sign of dark matter.

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  11. LHC
    Particle Physics

    In a first, physicists accelerate atoms in the Large Hadron Collider

    Ionized lead atoms took a spin around the world’s biggest particle accelerator.

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  12. large circular semiconductor
    Particle Physics

    A new quasiparticle lurks in semiconductors

    Strange entities called collexons hint at undiscovered physics among interacting subatomic particles in a semiconductor.

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