The language of physics

10 more words that mean something different to scientists. Word fans, rejoice! Symmetry is back with another list of 10 common words that take on a new meaning when spoken by scientists. Check out the first and second lists, then take... Continue reading

Berkeley leans into search for light dark matter

Dark matter could be much lower in mass and slighter in energy than previously thought. The search for dark matter is expanding. And going small. While dark matter abounds in the universe—it is by far the most common form of matter, ... Continue reading

Sharing CERN with Nepal

A dynamic duo at CERN is planting seeds to foster physics research in Nepal. When Ohio State University physicist Suyog Shrestha recalls his earliest memories, he sees kerosene lamps. His family’s ancestral home in Sindhuli, Nepal did... Continue reading

Engineering the world’s largest digital camera

Building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope also means solving extraordinary technological challenges. In a brightly lit clean room at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, engineers are building a car-s... Continue reading

Brothers reunited on the ATLAS experiment

Two brothers with very different career paths land on the same project at CERN. Konstantinos Iakovidis was training in Greece’s Hellenic Army in May 2008 when his younger brother, George, was accepted into the CERN summer student prog... Continue reading

From physics to data science

Four physicists share their journeys through academia into industry and offer words of wisdom for those considering making a similar move. Throughout his higher education, Jamie Antonelli had always envisioned himself as one day becom... Continue reading

Europe’s path forward

Physicists meet this week in Granada, Spain, to update the European Strategy for Particle Physics. Fifty years ago, a small group of physicists could come together, build groundbreaking equipment for a particle physics experiment and ... Continue reading

Casting a wide net

In their quest to discover physics beyond the Standard Model, physicists weigh the pros and cons of different search strategies. On October 30, 1975, theorists John Ellis, Mary K. Gaillard and D.V. Nanopoulos published a paper titled ... Continue reading