Extra dimensions: What’s up with that?

Categories: Physics in a Nutshell
Published on: January 15, 2017

A introduction to what physicists mean by extra dimensions (and it is not that Mr. Spock has an evil twin with a beard — sorry).

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/02/extra-dimensions-what-s-up-with-that/, by Don Lincoln.

Origins of mass: It’s not what you think

Categories: Physics in a Nutshell
Published on: January 1, 2017

The Higgs Boson does not account for all of the mass in the Universe.

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/01/origins-of-mass-it-s-not-what-you-think/, by Don Lincoln.

The Standard Model: The most successful theory ever

Categories: Physics in a Nutshell
Published on: December 18, 2016
The Standard Model is a triumph of modern physics. With this handful of particles shown here, we can explain all of the matter we have encountered, from atoms to entire galaxies.
The Standard Model is a triumph of modern physics. With this handful of particles shown here, we can explain all of the matter we have encountered, from atoms to entire galaxies.

“Physics in a Nutshell” is a new feature of the Fermilab news. In this column, Fermilab’s Don Lincoln will define one commonly used term in physics. This article was originally published on November 18, 2011.

http://news.fnal.gov/2011/11/the-standard-model-the-most-successful-theory-ever/, by Don Lincoln.

Eight is enough

Categories: CMS/LHC
Published on: October 27, 2016

Has CMS seen anything interesting in 8-jet events at 8 TeV center-of-mass energy?

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/10/eight-is-enough/, by Don Lincoln.

Lepton flavor violation: the search for mismatched Higgs boson decays at CMS

Categories: CMS/LHC
Published on: October 16, 2016

Can the Higgs boson participate in lepton-number violation?

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/09/lepton-flavor-violation-search-mismatched-higgs-boson-decays-cms/, by Bo Jayatilaka.

Matter and antimatter

Categories: DZero, Energy Frontier
Published on: October 13, 2016
No, really. It matters. Image: Harley Schwadron
No, really. It matters. Image: Harley Schwadron

DZero measured the difference in the rates of the decays B → μ ν D0 vs. B+ → μ+ ν D0.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/09/matter-and-antimatter/, by Leo Bellantoni

CDF can’t stop being charming

Categories: CDF, Intensity Frontier
Published on: October 3, 2016

CDF reports the measurement, in bins of momentum transverse to incident protons, of the average probability of producing a D+ meson at the Tevatron.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/09/cdf-cant-stop-charming/, by Jeffrey Appel.

Turn to the left, turn to the right!

Categories: DZero, Energy Frontier
Published on: August 31, 2016
The Blue Marble
The Blue Marble

How does the top quark spin? And what is spin, anyway?

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/08/turn-left-turn-right/, by Leo Bellantoni.

A new hunt for sterile neutrinos at NOvA

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: August 24, 2016

Find out what NOvA has to say about sterile neutrinos, and what “sterile” means in this context.

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/07/new-hunt-sterile-neutrinos-nova/, by Adam Aurisano and Gareth Kafka

Things the go bump in the light

Categories: CMS/LHC, Energy Frontier
Published on: August 21, 2016
The CERN Auditorium

What did CMS and ATLAS see at 750 GeV?

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/07/things-go-bump-light/, by Bo Jayatalaka.

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