Chirping minks

Two minks squeak at Timothy Chapman, FS, during his bike ride along B Road near the Feynman Computing Center. Just before this video was shot, the minks’ mother had whisked two of her four kits out of the street. The mother didn’t immediately return for these two, so Chapman carried one out of harm’s way. The other scampered off but is believed to be safe. View the 13-second video, and turn up the volume to hear the baby minks. Video:…

The imbalance between matter and antimatter in the universe is one of the big mysteries of modern physics. Both should have existed in equal amounts just after the big bang. But when we look out into the cosmos, we see only matter and no antimatter. US CMS Education and Outreach Coordinator Don Lincoln explains this conundrum, and what physicists are doing to solve it, in a new video. View the video. Video: Fermilab

In this 2-minute compilation video, scientists from 13 institutions explain why particle physics matters. Today is the last day for you to vote for your favorite of the top five individual videos. Video: Symmetry magazine

The Higgs boson is one of the most significant recent scientific discoveries, but not everyone understands how it works. Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln partnered with TEDEducation to create an animated explanation, now available on YouTube. View the video. Video: TEDEducation

Symmetry magazine recently asked scientists to explain—in about a minute, in their own words—why particle physics matters. Twenty-nine volunteers from 22 institutions stepped forward to do so on video. To see some of their best responses, watch the compilation video above. To see all of the videos, check out symmetry‘s YouTube channel. And remember to vote for your favorite in symmetry‘s Why Particle Physics Matters video contest. Video: Fermilab

In case you missed all the excitement at Fermilab on July 26, here’s a two-and-a-half-minute video recap of the Muon g-2 magnet ring’s arrival at Fermilab, making its way across lab grounds. Thousands of people—employees, friends and neighbors—gathered at the laboratory to celebrate the conclusion of the ring’s 3,200-mile land-and-sea journey from Brookhaven National Laboratory. View the video. Video: Fermilab

In July 2012, physicists found a particle that might be the long-sought Higgs boson. In the intervening months, scientists have worked hard to pin down the identity of this discovery. In this video, US CMS Education and Outreach Coordinator Don Lincoln describes researchers’ current understanding of the particle that might be the Higgs. The evidence is quite strong, but the final chapter of this story might well require the return of the Large Hadron Collider to full operations in 2015….

On the first of three night journeys on its way to Fermilab, the Muon g-2 ring leaves Lemont, Ill. View the video. On Friday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m., employees, users and the public are invited to celebrate the arrival of the ring on the Fermilab site and watch it go past Wilson Hall in daylight. A group photo with the ring is planned for 7 p.m. Video: Fermilab