From the Big Think, September 20, 2022: Don Lincoln ponders the size of the Universe. That is the hypothetical Universe versus the actual Universe. Read more about what we don’t know and what we do know about the Universe that began almost 14 billion years ago.
From American University, September 6, 2022: Four years ago, artist Shanthi Chandrasekar exhibited at Fermilab which led to a collaboration with Michael Albrow at the American University in Washington, DC. From September 10 – December 11, 2022, Singularities and Infinities will be on display and is a juxtaposition of art and science. Together Shanthi Chandrasekar, an artist trying to capture the intricacies and wonders of the Universe, and Michael Albrow, an experimental physicist and science writer, seek to explain in a few words the science behind the workings of the Universe.
From msn.com reposting of the El Confidental, August 28, 2022: New data from the James Webb Space Telescope shows inconsistencies between the observed galaxies and the current theory explaining the origin of the universe. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln provides some explanations before questioning astrophysics as we have come to know it.
From The Big Think, July 16, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln writes about the evolution of new exotic forms of matter known as tetraquarks and pentaquarks. By studying these particles, it can help scientists understand the strong nuclear force inside atoms and provide insights into the early Universe.
From the Finding Genius Podcast, May 4, 2022: The Muon g-2 project led by Fermilab holds the potential to reveal some of the universe’s inner workings. Chris Polly joins the Finding Genius Podcast to explain his work on the Muon g-2 project, how the experiment studies muons and what the results mean relative to the Standard Model of particle physics.
From Popular Mechanics, April 9, 2022: New research shows the W boson is heavier than scientists expected with the discovery going against the Standard Model of particle physics. Recently, a 400-person team announced the results of data they carefully sifted through of more than four million collisions from the Collider Detector at Fermilab.
From The Hamden Journal, January 16, 2022: With the Standard Model explaining the fundamental physics of how the universe works, experimental physicists are constantly probing for cracks in the model’s foundations. So far, it has remained the model of fundamental physics despite many experiments in 2021 that probed the Standard Model 2021 like Muon g-2.
From Wired, December 5, 2021: Years of conflicting measurements have led physicists to propose a “dark sector” of invisible particles that could explain dark matter and the universe’s expansion. Now, four analyses released yesterday by the MicroBooNE experiment from Fermilab and another recent study from the IceCube detector at the South Pole both suggest that these more complex neutrino theories may be on the right track—though the future remains far from clear.
From CNN, November 4, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln examines the astronomical measurements recorded from a laboratory at the South Pole to explain one of the theories of, “How did the universe come into existence?”
From DOE, October 29, 2021: Dark Matter Day was October 31, and the Department of Energy’s national labs are dedicated to studying the dark energy and dark matter that makes up the unknown part of our Universe.