Scientists at Fermilab have been world leaders — precisely measuring known physics and scouring the data, looking for hints that we may need to revise the Standard Model. Presentations of new results at a recent conference could indicate that physics discoveries are right around the corner.

Scientists worried Higgs pairs would be too rare for LHC experiments to find. But by using machine learning, they now are getting tantalizingly close.

CERN’s accelerators and the LHC’s detectors have undergone major upgrades that will allow scientists to collect more data in the upcoming run than they did in the previous two runs combined.

New accelerator magnets are undergoing a rigorous training program to prepare them for the extreme conditions inside the upgraded Large Hadron Collider.