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This Animated Particle Physics Book Isn't Just For Kids

A is of Accelerator, B is for Black hole, C is for Cryostat! Those are just a few of the particle physics lessons your kids will get from Symmetry Magazine’s new lovely, animated alphabet book that gives them an early start on science. Heck, you might learn a little something too.


Fermilab Physicists Have Discovered A Possible New Tetraquark

Fermilab’s Tevatron collider officially retired in 2011 after a long and glorious history of scientific discovery. But the data from its final run is still yielding potentially exciting results. Physicists from the DZero collaboration have announced the discovery of a new particle, believed to be part of an exotic family called “tetraquarks”.


The LHC Has Seen An Intriguing Glimpse Of What Could Be A New Particle 

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider have seen the first traces of what they believe could be a new fundamental particle.


Fabiola Gianotti Becomes First Woman Physicist To Take The Reins At CERN

Particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti has become the first woman to head CERN, the organisation based in Switzerland that is home to the Large Hadron Collider. She succeeds outgoing director-general Rolf Heuer, who oversaw the laboratory’s operations for the last seven years.


Don't Get Too Excited Yet About The LHC's Hint Of A New Particle 

Earlier this week, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider announced they’d found tantalising traces of a possible new fundamental particle — perhaps a heavier cousin of the Higgs boson, or the elusive graviton, a quantum carrier of the force of gravity.


May The Antimatter Strong Force Be With You

The nuclear strong force binds the smallest bits of matter together to form atoms, thereby making our material world possible. Now physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first-ever measurement of a similar strong force for antimatter — the mirror image of regular matter that lies at the heart of one of our biggest cosmological mysteries.


Take The Particle Physics Personality Quiz To Find Your Best Research Fit

So you want to become a particle physicist, but you’re just not sure which area of research is best suited to your temperament. Never fear, special snowflakes! Symmetry magazine now has a fun personality quiz* to help you find out your physics destiny.


Scientists Confirm The Existence Of Cosmic Neutrinos

A team of Antarctic scientists has just verified the existence of cosmic neutrinos — tiny, energetic particles that might hail from far reaches of the Milky Way and beyond. And these ghostly little flecks of matter could hold the key to some of the deepest mysteries of the cosmos.


The LHC Is Back In Business. But What Is It Really Going To Tell Us?

After two years of upgrades, the world’s largest particle accelerator is back and business. And it’s already bashing subatomic particles together at higher energies than ever before to probe the most fundamental questions about the nature of the universe.


Giz Explains Physics: World's Biggest Physics Experiment To Reboot

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most audacious physics experiment in human history. Now scientists are about to restart the giant particle collider for a new set of experiments. Last time, they did the almost-impossible and found the Higgs Boson. This time, they might find something even more exciting.


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