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  • William & Mary students chosen for summer physics program in Europe

    William & Mary students chosen for summer physics program in Europe
    Two students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg are among 12 U.S. undergraduates chosen for a prestigious summer research program in Europe at the world’s largest particle physics lab. Rachel Hyneman of Springfield, Va., and Will...
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'

    A behind-the-scenes look at the Higgs boson search in 'Particle Fever'
    It was the biggest experiment in the history of physics, a $10-billion project to find a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson. An army of scientists and engineers spent nearly 30 years designing and building the Large Hadron Collider, a 17-mile...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still

    'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still
    Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of "Cosmos," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells,...
  • Prayer and the 'God particle' [Letter]

    Prayer and the 'God particle' [Letter]
    It's an interesting coincidence that two articles having to do with the First Amendment's freedom of religion clause recently appeared in The Sun. The simpler one was about a lady complaining her freedom of religion was being violated by county...
  • Documentary follows 'Particle Fever' surrounding Higgs boson discovery

    Documentary follows 'Particle Fever' surrounding Higgs boson discovery
    You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery. Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
  • Review: 'Particle Fever' a smashingly captivating look at a big idea

    Watching a film won't make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be "Particle Fever," a movie so mind-bending you can almost feel your brain cells growing as you're watching it. As directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned...
  • Particle physics: The ghosts and the machine

    Particle physics: The ghosts and the machine
    Deep beneath the plains of Illinois, in a man-made cavern filled with racks of scientific equipment, someone has spray-painted a white circle onto the bare rock wall. Stand in front of it and you are standing in the path of the most powerful beam of...
  • Rajendran Raja 1948-2014

     Rajendran Raja 1948-2014
    Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
  • How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America's kids

     How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America's kids
    Imagine you had to take an art class in which you were taught how to paint a fence or a wall, but you were never shown the paintings of the great masters, and you weren't even told that such paintings existed. Pretty soon you'd be asking, why study art?...
  • Report champions $1-billion effort to make U.S. a neutrino science hub

    Report champions $1-billion effort to make U.S. a neutrino science hub
    The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
  • Album review: Nick Cave, 'Push the Sky Away'

    Album review: Nick Cave, 'Push the Sky Away'
    3 stars (out of 4) For the last several albums – “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!” with the Bad Seeds in 2008, and two Grinderman releases – Nick Cave has been in room-wrecking mode. The music brimmed with mayhem, misadventure and ink-...