particle physics


CERN’s New Collider Design Is Four Times Larger Than the LHC

If built, the Future Circular Collider will be 10 times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider, and could discover new types of particles.


In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.


Physicists Are Misled by Outdated Notions of 'Beauty'

In the foundations of physics, it has become accepted practice to prefer hypotheses that are aesthetically pleasing.


Theoretical Physicist Erik Verlinde Says We Don’t Need Dark Matter to Explain the Universe

Watch Verlinde deliver a talk on his "new view" on gravity tonight.


Here's a Knot of Dark Matter Binding Two Galaxies Together

Check out the first composite image of a dark matter filament in our universe.


Physicist Mary Gaillard Has Spent Over Three Decades Fighting For Women in Science

She was Berkeley's first tenured female physics professor, and she's still fighting for equality.


Meet the Artist Animating the Kaleidoscopic Beauty of Quantum Physics

Markos Kay's new short film features CERN-approved subatomic visualizations.


Inside the Dark Matter Lab Buried Over a Mile Underground

Motherboard visits SNOLAB, where scientists are searching for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos inside an active mine.


Is the Higgs Boson Acting Weird Again at the LHC?

A new signal excess is probably a statistical fluke, but, if not, we could again be talking about New Physics.


The Dark Cloud of High-Energy Physics

The LHC 'nightmare scenario' came and went and, here we are, still doing science.