Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements

With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 20, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: black-holes center-for-theoretical-physics laboratory-for-nuclear-science nuclear-science-and-engineering physics research school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science

Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics

Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods.

Laboratory for Nuclear Science | Aug. 19, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

Tags: laboratory-for-nuclear-science physics school-of-science machine-learning computer-science-and-technology artificial-intelligence particles research

Data-mining for dark matter

Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 15, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics data center-for-theoretical-physics faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science physics research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion

Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks

Technique can spot anomalous particle smashups that may point to phenomena beyond the Standard Model.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | July 25, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: data center-for-theoretical-physics laboratory-for-nuclear-science physics research school-of-science department-of-energy-doe

Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science | May 29, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: school-of-science physics research quantum-computing materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering metals laboratory-for-nuclear-science center-for-theoretical-physics collaboration funding alumniae

Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

In its first run, ABRACADABRA detects no signal of the hypothetical dark matter particle within a specific mass range.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 29, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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Physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution for first time

The particle’s core withstands pressures higher than those inside a neutron star, according to a new study.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: center-for-theoretical-physics physics research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe laboratory-for-nuclear-science

Study of quark speeds finds a solution for a 35-year physics mystery

Number of proton-neutron pairs determine how fast the particles move, results suggest.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 20, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

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3 Questions: Philip Harris on first observation of long-predicted Higgs boson decay | MIT News

Seeing Higgs boson decay required “magic-eye” focus; may help physicists understand why the universe has mass.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 28, 2018
~6 mins |

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