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SLAC fundamental physics researchers study everything from elementary particles produced in accelerators to the large-scale structure of the universe. 

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Prototype tests of the future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment are in full swing.

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SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey, showing that the universe clumps and expands as predicted by our best cosmological...

Blanco Telescope
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A unique groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility – future home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, which...

DUNE Groundbreaking
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The late artist June Schwarcz found inspiration in some unusual wrapping paper her husband brought home from the lab.

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It’s less of a collision and more of a symphony.

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The era of multi-messenger astronomy promises rich rewards—and a steep learning curve.

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Universities in sub-Saharan Africa are teaming up to offer free training to students interested in fundamental physics.

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A NASA rocket experiment could use the Doppler effect to look for signs of dark matter in mysterious X-ray emissions from space.

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VIA Symmetry Magazine

Another Year Wiser

In honor of Fermilab’s upcoming 50th birthday, Symmetry presents physics birthday cards.

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Data from the BABAR, Belle and LHCb experiments hint at phenomena beyond the Standard Model of particle physics.

Vera-Luth
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VIA Symmetry Magazine

A Brief Etymology of Particle Physics

How did the proton, photon and other particles get their names?

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The Heavy Photon Search at Jefferson Lab is looking for a hypothetical particle from a hidden “dark sector.”

Heavy Photon Search.