particle physics

The Technique for Detecting Meteors Could be Used to Find Dark Matter Particles Entering the Atmosphere

Researchers from Ohio State University have come up with a novel method to detect dark matter, based on existing meteor-detecting…

2 months ago

IceCube Senses Neutrinos Streaming From an Active Galaxy 47 Million Light-Years Away

Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have detected neutrinos emanating from the energetic core of an active galaxy millions of…

3 months ago

LHC Scientists Find Three Exotic Particles — and Start Hunting for More

Physicists say they've found evidence in data from Europe's Large Hadron Collider for three never-before-seen combinations of quarks, just as…

7 months ago

Large Hadron Collider Restarts, Shooting Protons at Record Energy Levels

Europe's Large Hadron Collider has started up its proton beams again at unprecedented energy levels after going through a three-year…

9 months ago

Weird! Measurement of W Boson Doesn’t Match Standard Model of Physics

A decade ago, physicists wondered whether the discovery of the Higgs boson at Europe‚Äôs Large Hadron Collider would point to…

10 months ago

Almost all High-Energy Neutrinos Come From Quasars

Earth is blasted by high-energy neutrinos from the most powerful objects in the universe.

2 years ago

If Axions Explain Dark Matter, it Could be Possible to Detect Them Nearby Neutron Stars

Astronomers look for dark matter in the radio signals of neutron stars. If found it could solve two problems in…

2 years ago

A Fifth Fundamental Force Could Really Exist, But We Haven’t Found It Yet

The universe is governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. These forces drive…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 486: Particle Physics Update

It's time for a news update. This time from the field of particle physics. It turns out there have been…

5 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 392: The Standard Model – Intro

Humans, cars and planets are made of molecules. And molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons…

7 years ago