Particle Physics

Shrinking big physics

In kilometer-sized particle accelerators, electric fields hurtle small bits of matter at nearly light speed. Those fast, powerful particle beams… Read More

December 29, 2021

Fine-tuning physics

Advancing science at the smallest scales calls for vast data from the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, leavened with the… Read More

August 22, 2018

HEPCloud formation

The NOvA project at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to catch an elusive, shape-shifting particle called the neutrino in… Read More

November 30, 2016

Pointing the way

For decades, giant accelerators have used radio frequency (RF) waves to push elementary particles to near light speeds. The particles’… Read More

April 21, 2015

Scaled-up nuclei

Part of the Science at the Exascale series. The periodic table of the elements hanging in most chemistry classrooms has… Read More

October 25, 2011

Physics to the max

Part of the Science at the Exascale series. After years of planning, construction and delays, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)… Read More

February 25, 2011

Catching rays

Sometimes it takes a big machine to understand the tiniest details. Continue reading → Read More

October 14, 2009

Keeping on course

When you’re building a $6.75 billion, 31-kilometer device to crash subatomic particles, you want to be sure it works the… Read More

April 14, 2009

Filling cavities virtually

Building a particle accelerator is no small undertaking. These huge closed-loop devices can run for miles underground. Inside, scientists generate… Read More

April 16, 2007