Particle Physics & Astrophysics
The Planck mission released a first glimpse of data that, later this year, will test BICEP2’s discovery of gravitational waves.
In a few years, scientists will come out with a new map of a third of the sky, one that will go deeper and bring that depth into sharper focus than any survey has yet achieved. It will pinpoint 25 million galaxies and quasars, pulling back the curtains on the history of the universe’s expansion over more than half of the age of the universe.
An engineer at SLAC laboratory constructed a full-scale model of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's cryostat in his spare time.
Science is no longer the wallflower who doesn’t get asked to the dance, writes physicist Glen Crawford in an essay about science outreach past and present.
Students from US universities work on LHC experiments through a new research abroad program.
The recent BICEP2 discovery of evidence for cosmic inflation might point to new physics.
A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
During a day of talks at Stanford University, theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind explained “Why I Teach Physics to Old Codgers, and How It Got to Be a YouTube Sensation.”