The principle of supersymmetry has long been one that scientists thought might be the next big discovery in science. In this episode of Subatomic Stories, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes what supersymmetry is and what problems it was intended to solve.

This March, scientists from around the world gathered in LaThuile, Italy, for the 53rd annual Recontres de Moriond conference, one of the longest running and most prestigious conferences in particle physics. This conference is broken into two distinct weeks, with the first week usually covering electroweak physics and the second covering processes involving quantum chromodynamics. Fermilab and the LHC Physics Center were well represented at the conference.

From The New York Times, June 19, 2017: Fermilab scientist Joel Butler is quoted in this article on physicists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider are seeking clues to a theory that will answer deeper questions about the cosmos.

Much the way football analysts evaluate quarterbacks using a numerical quarterback rating, particle physicists have measured statistics to evaluate whether particle physics events result from known Standard Model processes or something else, such as supersymmetry.

In the children’s book “Holes,” inmates at the juvenile correction facility called Camp Green are sentenced to spend their days digging holes, looking for treasure buried under a parched desert wasteland.