The discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimentally determined value of the muon’s magnetic moment has become slightly stronger with a new result from Fermilab...
It would cost many billions of dollars, the potential rewards are unclear—and the money could be better spent researching threats such as climate change and emerging viruses
They don’t necessarily try to predict what will happen—but they can help us understand possible futures
Since Newton, the foundations of physics progressed in a virtuous cycle of hypothesis and experiment until the cycle broke 40 years ago. A bigger collider will not solve the problem
Astrophysicists have piled up observations that are difficult to explain with dark matter. It is time to consider that there may be more to gravity than Einstein taught us
A physicist decries the trend of chasing after aesthetically pleasing theories that lack empirical evidence
Einstein’s thought experiments left a long and somewhat mixed legacy of their own