Muon g2 experiment.
New measurement of wobbling muons back up previous findings – potentially challenging the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
The inside of the LZ outer detector. The LZ is a super sensitive machine that may one day detect a dark matter particle.
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To detect dark matter, you need to build an ultra-sensitive detector and put it somewhere ultra-quiet. For one physics collaboration, that place is almost a mile under Lead, S.D.
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Neutrinos are some of nature’s most elusive particles, but new research has used them to create an image of our own galaxy.
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For decades physicists have argued over the nature of the elusive dark matter that pervades the Universe. A clever new study uses gravitational lensing to bring new evidence to the debate.
A new particle accelerator at Michigan State University is set to discover thousands of never-before-seen isotopes.
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
A new particle accelerator has just begun operation. It is the most powerful accelerator of its kind on Earth and will allow physicists to study some of the rarest matter in the universe.
When two particles are entangled, the state of one is tied to the state of the other.
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A multitude of experiments have shown the mysterious phenomena of quantum mechanics to be how the universe functions. The scientists behind these experiments won the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics.
Recent discoveries have led to an alphabet soup of particles.
Simulation of lead ion collisions within the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider – one of eight detector experiments.
The Matter of Everything is a partial account of the history of physics, which leaves out a lot, including the story of some key women scientists.
Regular matter makes up just one-sixth of all the matter in the universe. What would it mean to finally understand what makes up the rest?
Press conference for the announcement of the Higgs boson discovery.
Studying the properties of the Higgs boson could throw up some shocking truths about the nature of reality.
The storage-ring magnet for the Muon G-2 experiment at Fermilab.
A series of thrilling research means physicists may have to start inventing brand new physics.
Measuring the mass of W bosons took 10 years – and the result was not what physicists expected.
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A decadelong experiment produced the most accurate measurement yet of the mass of W bosons. These particles are responsible for the weak force, and the result is more evidence for undiscovered physics.
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, like the ATLAS calorimeter seen here, are providing more accurate measurements of fundamental particles.
Physicists know a lot about the most fundamental properties of the universe, but they certainly don’t know everything. 2021 was a big year for physics – what was learned and what’s coming next?
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A new result from the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment has dashed hopes for a neat resolution to several puzzles for physicists.
There’s more going on in the universe than we know.
Particle physicists might be on the brink of a major breakthrough.
Cern scientists have successfully cooled antimatter with a laser for the first time.
Laser-cooling enables new measurements that could explain why antimatter is so scarce in our universe.
Two new papers shed light on a longstanding mystery in particle physics.
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For 15 years, there has been a mismatch in physics. A particle called the muon wasn’t behaving the way theory predicted it should. A new theory and new experiment might solve this problem.
The muon experiment.
New particles or forces may exist that aren’t accounted for in the standard model.
Cern’s LHCb experiment has spotted more evidence of an anomaly in the standard model of physics.
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A transcript of episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including an update on the situation for Rohingya refugees in Myanmar living in camps in Bangladesh.
Scientists think they may have found a new clue about the subatomic world around us.
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Plus why the situation for Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladesh has gone from bad to worse. Listen to episode 9 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.