The supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.
When scientists created the Higgs particle with protons, they needed the 10km-wide Large Hadron Collider. A muon machine could achieve it with a diameter of just 200 metres.
Anomalies in nuclear physics experiments may show signs of a new force.
A recent experiment with atomic nuclei is hard to square with our current understanding of physics.
Quantum particles are not really just particles… they are also waves.
Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle is put to the test to see if things really are uncertain in the quantum world.
Move over, Large Hadron Collider.
A new collider at CERN could push particle physics deep into an unexplored microscopic realm.
Scientists at Cern's Large Hadron Collider have seen something that may force us to abandon everything we thought we knew about the world on the level of particles.
How does our world work on a subatomic level?
Varsha Y S
A particle physicist explains just what this keystone theory includes. After 50 years, it's the best we've got to answer what everything in the universe is made of and how it all holds together.
Stephen Hawking thought a form of string theory could be our best bet for a 'theory of everything'.
Looking up in the main chamber at SNOLAB’s facility in the Vale Creighton nickel mine in Sudbury, Ont., a giant spherical neutrino sensor array the size of a 10 storey building is used to detect subatomic particles that pass through the earth.
Deep underground, scientists research subatomic particles from space in a bid to understand the building blocks of our universe.
Justin Evans, the author, creating a grid of fine steel wire, now sitting inside the SuperNEMO detector.
Deep beneath the Alpine ski slopes, patient scientists are waiting to observe a rare radioactive decay that would make us rewrite the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Khufu’s pyramid is the largest in the Giza pyramid complex.
Cosmic particles called muons may revolutionise many areas of science.
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) could help unravel the mysteries of antimatter and complete scientists' next model of the universe.
Studying mysterious neutron stars could uncover the secrets of exotic physics – and a way to navigate the stars.
CERN isn’t only breaking ground in physics, but also in open access to science.
It's not enough to do groundbreaking research if the results are kept from the public. So CERN is making its results available to everyone via open access, showing how science should be done.
All the magnets we’ve ever seen have a north and a south, but there might be some out there that have only one end.
Physicists have theorised about the existence of a magnetic monopole for decades, but we have yet to find one.
There have been squabbles of course, but the science project in Geneva is an example of putting differences aside to pursue common goals.
Researchers working on the LHC have been struggling to find new particles lately. But the latest results suggest things may be about to change.
Astronomers believe that the dark blue ring in this image must be mysterious dark matter.
While we know that dark matter exists, we have no idea what it is. Luckily, there is no shortage of suggestions.
Ice cold physics: hunting for neutrinos in Antarctica.
Sven Lidström, IceCube/NSF
A cubic kilometer of clear, stable ice could help physicists answer big questions about cosmic rays and neutrinos. Hardy scientists collect data via a unique telescope at the frozen bottom of the world.
You can feel the weight of an object on Earth because of its mass. But what is mass?
We talk about mass all the time but what is it that actually gives an object mass? And why do some things have mass and others have no mass at all?
McDonald and Kajita sharing the happy news shortly after the announcement.
One of tiniest particles in physics has won the biggest prize in science – for the fourth time.