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Inside Virgo: Europe’s flagship gravitational wave detector

Giancarlo Cella details Italy’s Virgo interferometer, designed to detect gravitational waves predicted by the general theory of relativity.

What’s next for the CMS experiment?

As the Large Hadron Collider enters its Run 3 data-taking phase, Gaelle Boudoul explains what this means for the CMS experiment.

Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory deepens our understanding of dark matter

Read how Australia’s newly constructed Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory will enhance our understanding of dark matter and the Universe.

Exploring the production of N*s with pion and electron beams

Professor Philip L Cole explores using high-intensity pion and electron beams for revealing the inner structure of excited protons (N*s).

Special Reports

Differential electrochemical mass spectrometry: real-time analysis of electrochemical processes

Dr Dane Walker from Hiden Analytical discusses how differential electrochemical mass spectrometry offers real-time analysis of electrochemical processes. Electrochemistry is a field of research focussed...

Conducting decay spectroscopy experiments at TRIUMF

An overview of the decay spectroscopy experiments being carried out by scientists led by Professor Corina Andreoiu from the Department of Chemistry at Simon...

Analysing the computational complexities of CERN’s ALICE experiment

Professor Dr Udo Kebschull and Professor Dr Volker Lindenstruth, from Goethe-University and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, discuss the multifaceted technical requirements of...

Inside the upgraded ALICE nuclear physics experiment at CERN

Marielle Chartier, Professor of Physics at the University of Liverpool and member of the ALICE collaboration, explains how a fundamental perspective on the nuclei...

LIGO: Unravelling the mysteries of the Universe through gravitational wave detection

Discover how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory is advancing gravitational waves research.

Neutrino detectors: What are they good for?

Discover how neutrino detectors are useful for more than just detecting neutrinos, also discovering a variety of other theoretical particles.

Towards underground crystal growth and detector production in searching for ghost particles

Deciphering the origin of the Universe requires new crystal growth experiments to reduce their background from cosmogenic induced radioisotopes.

Bose-Einstein condensate created using quasiparticles for the first time

Physicists at the University of Tokyo have developed the first Bose-Einstein condensate from quasiparticles.

NASA’s DART mission: The importance of planetary defence

There has been a recent breakthrough in NASA’s DART mission, highlighting the importance of planetary defence systems.

What’s next for the ALICE Collaboration at CERN?

Discover the upgrades made to the ALICE detector during the LHC’s Long Shutdown period, outlined by CERN Spokesperson, Luciano Musa.

From RHIC to the EIC: Taking our exploration of matter to the next frontier

Doon Gibbs, Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, gives an update on physics at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and its future transformation into...

A new era of possibilities for the Large Hadron Collider

Mike Lamont, Director for Accelerators and Technology at CERN, explains what Run 3 of the Large Hadron Collider means for physics discoveries.

Researchers challenge Einstein’s theory using extreme stars

An international research team have conducted a 16-year long experiment with the aim to challenge Einstein’s theory of general relativity. A research team from the...

Analysing large carbonaceous molecules in cosmic environments

Dr Christine Joblin of the CNRS and her colleague Dr Hassan Sabbah of the University of Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier highlight the ability...

UKAEA and Commonwealth Fusion Systems: Advancing fusion energy

UK Atomic Energy Authority and Commonwealth Fusion Systems announced a new agreement on 25 July 2022 committed to advancing fusion energy. UK Atomic Energy Authority...

Next-generation atomic clocks: Advancing quantum technology

A research team from Birmingham University, a part of the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, has developed next-generation atomic clocks. A research team of...

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Analysing the breakup of deuterons through photon-deuteron collisions

Scientists observe photon-deuteron collisions to gain insight into the gluons that bind the building blocks of matter and what...

A pulsar’s ability to host planets: Revealed at the first exoplanet detection

A research team from the Royal Astronomical Society investigated the first exoplanet detection and revealed that a pulsar has...

Launching LHC Run 3: Expanding the LHC physics programme

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Run 3 is set to launch after three years of upgrade and maintenance work. A...

Scientists investigate the link between star formation and radio emission

A research team from Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam has investigated the link between star formation and radio emission. Fifty years ago, scientists observed a connection...

Horizon EUROfusion: Developing clean and safe nuclear fusion energy

Horizon EUROfusion is celebrating the start of conceptual designs for a power plant to develop clean and safe nuclear fusion energy. EUROfusion will be celebrating...

Considering a career in particle accelerators? One woman’s success story

Dr Sandra Biedron, Research Professor at the University of New Mexico and former Argonne physicist, spoke to The Innovation Platform’s Georgie Whitworth to discuss...


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Understanding the fermion condensation theory

Understanding the fermion condensation theory

Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems conducts unique research into strongly correlated Fermi systems. The theory of fermion condensation offers an...

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Searching for mysterious dark matter particles and the mass of neutrinos

Solving the common puzzles of cosmology, dark matter particles, and the mass of neutrinos using sensitive experiments requires continuous technological progress and, in particular,...

Particle detectors: the next generation of large particle physics experiments

AIDA-2020, a project co-funded by the European Commission, has made great progress in improving particle detectors’ performance. Particle detectors and accelerators are used in particle...

Understanding the origin of the universe with particle detector technologies

Dr Giovanni Lamanna, Director of Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules, speak to The Innovation Platform about particle detector technologies and the significance of...


From the birth, life and death of stars, planets and galaxies, astrophysics is the branch of space science that looks to apply the laws of physics to develop greater understanding of our universe.

Astrophysical challenges tackled at CEA: multiwavelength observations of the cosmos

Dr Anne Decourchelle of CEA Saclay outlines the intriguing science results from the CEA's astrophysics department based on multiwavelength observations. When it comes to the...

Water in space and the formation of new planets

Professor Edwin Bergin from the University of Michigan’s Department of Astronomy explains why a better understanding of water in space is crucial in understanding...

Searching for the sources of high energy cosmic rays

Professor Pierre Sokolsky of the Telescope Array Project speaks to The Innovation Platform about the significance of laboratory expansion in finding the source of...

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear physics takes a closer look at the protons and neutrons at the centre of an atom and what holds them together. It includes such processes as the break-up of the nucleus, radioactive decay, fission and fusion, the merging of nuclei.

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Using total absorption gamma-ray spectroscopy to study nuclear beta decay

Dr Muriel Fallot, Assistant Professor at the University of Nantes (SUBATECH Laboratory) performs her work using the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy technique to study...

Technology in relativistic heavy ion collider physics research

Professor John W Harris, from Yale University’s Wright Laboratory, outlines the development of accelerator technologies and the evolution in relativistic heavy ion collider physics...

The latest results from heavy-ion experiments at RHIC and LHC

Professor Rene Bellwied from the University of Houston describes the latest results from heavy-ion experiments at RHIC and LHC and their relevance to our...

Neutrino Physics

One of the most abundantly present particles in our universe, Neutrinos are a subatomic particle that is very similar to an electron with the exception of no electrical charge and a very small mass.

Probing the Universe’s ‘ghost particle’

Yale University’s Professor Karsten Heeger and Temple University’s Professor Jim Napolitano outline the study of neutrino oscillations with Daya Bay and PROSPECT: a collaboration...

ArgonCube – Lego for the world of cryogenic neutrino detectors

Physicists from the University of Bern have developed a novel approach to large neutrino detectors based on liquid argon. In the zoo of elementary particles,...

Neutrinos, antineutrinos and fundamental interactions

Professor Roberto Petti from the University of South Carolina discusses current and future neutrino experiments (including a dedicated LBNF beamline at Fermilab) designed to...