Particles and fields

Scientists need to pin down the lifetime to better understand fundamental physics questions, like how the universe evolved.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Noisy measurements of gravitational waves may illuminate what links gravity to other fundamental forces.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A recent experiment has created a one-way quantum network between two labs, reaching a milestone on the path to creating a quantum internet.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Scientists may soon be able to observe a dramatic, long-predicted consequence of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Particle physicists have overcome one of the biggest obstacles to a collider that would smash particles for less.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
A next-generation atom smasher would cost billions of dollars. Europe and China both plan to build one, but scientists are debating if it's worth it.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Other researchers dispute whether astronauts would experience the type of radiation used in the experiment.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
A new paper proposes two experiments to test if the steadiest components in physics are really kind of shifty after all.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
For the first time, researchers have shown that antimatter interferes as a quantum wave in the same way regular matter does.
Bailey Bedford, Contributor
New findings suggest that ordinary sound has negative gravitational mass.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Both can be made using the power of particle accelerators.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Mysterious dark matter particles may be blowing past Earth at 1.8 million kilometers per hour.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor