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September 22, 2015
Is it possible that these fundamental building blocks of atoms have a finite lifetime?
September 21, 2015
News Feature
The DOE has approved the project’s scientific scope, schedule and funding. SLAC researchers are among the 200 physicists and astronomers who make up the international DESI Collaboration.
September 17, 2015
News Feature
Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.
September 15, 2015
The Higgs doesn’t quite fit in with the other particles of the Standard Model of particle physics.
September 1, 2015
The CMS and ATLAS experiments combined forces to more precisely measure properties of the Higgs boson.
August 31, 2015
Press Release
The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera – the world’s largest – at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
August 27, 2015
Theorists from the Institute for Advanced Study have proposed a way forward in the quest to test string theory.
August 25, 2015
News Feature
Exploding stars have an immense capacity to destroy—and create.
August 18, 2015
News Feature
How can we figure out when the universe began?
August 5, 2015
Why are there three almost identical copies of each particle of matter?