Physics

'Neutrinoless' Double-Beta Decay Gets An Experiment

A theorized particle process, called neutrinoless double-beta decay, could revise our understanding of ghostly particles called neutrinos, and of their role in the formation of the universe. But there is no evidence it actually exists. The CUPID-Mo experim ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2020 - 12:05pm

Systematic Uncertainties: The Heart Of The Matter In Physics Measurement

Experimental physics is about investigating the world in a quantitative manner, by exploiting our technology to carefully map the wealth of phenomena that make planets turn around stars, atoms stick together, and hearts to beat. All of that can be understo ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jul 22 2020 - 8:42am

The Cosmic Microwave Background From Harmonic Oscillators? Maybe.

U nification of General Relativity with Quantum Field Theory is the greatest mystery of physics, the holy grail of theoretical physics, and also a graveyard of theories. Everyone who has chosen has chosen poorly so far. Working on this problem from anothe ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jul 27 2020 - 10:59am

Higgs Decay To Muons: CMS Wins The Race

As of late we have been scratching the barrel of "straightforward" measurements of the properties of the Higgs boson, the particle discovered in 2012 by the Large Hadron Collider ATLAS and CMS experiments. But the one property determined in the m ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Aug 3 2020 - 9:36am