Physicists attempting to unify the theories of gravity and quantum mechanics have long thought practical experiments were out of reach, but new proposals offer a chance to test the quantum nature of gravity on a tabletop...
Stemming from the “F-theory” branch of string theory, each solution replicates key features of the standard model of particle physics
As treaties end, Russia focuses on hypersonic weapons that could “tighten the noose” on current U.S. defenses
A rare phenomenon seen in just a handful of materials at forbidding temperatures has been detected within “warm” graphite—a finding that could aid future microelectronics...
A new experiment at the world’s most powerful particle collider sheds light on an enduring cosmic mystery
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In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief
Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics
When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference allows standing waves to form, like on a drumhead...
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Around the globe, imminent decisions on proposed next-generation experiments are set to shape particle physics for decades to come
A new model suggests smashing killer space rocks with insufficient force could let gravity pull the pieces back together. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Some sounds might possess a tiny but measurable amount of negative gravitational mass
The proposed successor to the LHC would try to solve some of physics’s biggest mysteries by slamming matter into antimatter head-on to generate the famed Higgs boson
The digitization of paintings could help art historians detect previously unknown patterns and connections
Someone finally did a study on the efficacy of parachutes
In many places, the sun reaches its highest point in the sky well after 12 o’clock
The insides of neutron stars—the densest form of matter in the universe—have long been a mystery, but it is one that scientists are starting to crack
New research reveals that pairs of protons and neutrons within atomic nuclei influence the speed of quarks passing through
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