Animation Berkeley Lab researchers are part of an international team that reports a high-sensitivity measurement by underground CUPID-Mo experiment. Nuclear physicists affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) played a leading role in analyzing data for a demonstration experiment that has achieved record precision […]

Animation Rice University study finds novel type of polarized light-matter interaction. A scientist might want to do cartwheels upon making a discovery, but this time the discovery itself relies on cartwheels. Researchers at Rice University have discovered details about a novel type of polarized light-matter interaction with light that literally […]

Experimental setup to generate a set of stable frequencies in a cryogenically cooled laser microresonator frequency comb. The ring-shaped microresonator, small enough to fit on a microchip, operates at very low laser power and is made from the semiconductor aluminum gallium arsenide. Credit: NIST Just as a meter stick with […]

NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Galaxy NGC 1068 with its active black hole shown as an illustration in the zoomed-in inset. A new model suggests that the corona around such supermassive black holes could be the source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech […]

Animation An international team of researchers has demonstrated an innovative technique for increasing the intensity of lasers. In a paper that made the cover of the journal Applied Physics Letters, an international team of researchers has demonstrated an innovative technique for increasing the intensity of lasers. This approach, based on the […]

Excavation activities for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility began with first blast on June 23. Workers inspect the space cleared by the blast 3,650 feet below ground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. They will eventually excavate hundreds of thousands of tons of rock to make way for […]

(Bottom right) Two-dimensional distribution of di-J/ψ candidates and its projections on (bottom left) M(1)μμ and (top) M(2)μμ. Four components are present as each projection consists of signal and background J/ψJ/ψ candidates. The labels J/ψ1,2 and bkg1,2 represent the signal and background contributions, respectively, in the M(1),(2)μμ distribution. Credit: CERN The […]

Protons accelerated by laser-plasma interaction in a first target (left) pass through a second target, itself irradiated by another laser beam (middle and framed). The Weibel instability induced there by energetic electrons (blue trajectories) generates magnetic fluctuations that deflect the protons onto a series of sensitive films (right), producing an […]

Animation Quantum teleportation is an important step in improving quantum computing. “Beam me up” is one of the most famous catchphrases from the Star Trek series. It is the command issued when a character wishes to teleport from a remote location back to the Starship Enterprise. While human teleportation exists only […]

The heart of the XENON1T detector, which was designed to search for rare interactions with hypothetical particles. COURTESY OF XENON COLLABORATION Researchers say there are three possible explanations for the anomalous data: One is mundane. Two would revolutionize physics. THE PHYSICISTS WHO run the world’s most sensitive experimental search for dark […]