Particle Physics & Astrophysics
After working with particle accelerators his entire professional career, Heather Rock Woods’ father placed himself in the path of a beam to fight cancer.
The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s recommendations will set the course for the future of particle physics in the United States.
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.