GeekWire, Jan. 6, 2016: The Higgs boson is the biggest find of the century in particle physics, but for the past few weeks, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider have been considering whether there’s a mystery that’s even bigger. Or at least more massive. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln is quoted in this article.
Kane County Chronicle, Dec. 22, 2015: The Kane County Chronicle catches up with the Muon g-2 experiment, where scientists, engineers and technicians are currently hard at work shaping the magnetic field inside the 17-ton ring.
The New York Times, Dec. 15, 2015: Fermilab Deputy Director Joe Lykken is quoted in this article on ATLAS and CMS results that point to traces of what could be a new fundamental particle.
Inverse, Dec. 4, 2015: Scientists at Fermilab tell us that an experiment designed to test the so-called “holographic principle” found no evidence that the universe is an illusory 3D projection of information encoded at the distant edges of the universe.
Astronomy Magazine, Dec. 10, 2015: This past year, a sky survey uncovered nine dwarf galaxies within 1 million light-years of the Milky Way. And one of the galaxies from this Dark Energy Survey was a prime dark matter target: Reticulum II.
CERN Courier, Nov. 13, 2015: The strong partnership between the US Department of Energy and CERN already established in the LHC program is one of the essential components for the success of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab.
Hyde Park Herald, Nov. 18, 2015: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer kicked off an event titled “The University of Chicago and Affiliated Laboratories: Powerful Partners in Transformative Science” on Friday, Nov. 13, by pointing to the continued prominence of the university as a national leader is scientific developments.
From Physics, Nov. 23, 2015: The mass of the recently discovered Higgs particle is one of the greatest mysteries in present-day particle physics.
The cosmic neutrino background could provide more details about the universe as it once was
Physicists looked at gobs of data on planetary orbits to look for tiny anomalies that couldn’t be explained by either Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity — in which gravity is a force between objects that depends on their masses — or Einstein’s general relativity theory, which says gravity is a warping of space-time itself.