Physics News

Groundbreaking steps towards achieving a quantum refrigerator

Researchers have moved closer towards accomplishing a quantum refrigerator with the invention of a novel cooling concept; computer simulations indicate that quantum fields could be utilised to break low-temperature records.

Novel exotic hadron discovered by researchers at CERN’s LHCb

With the help of the LHCb at CERN, researchers have detected a new exotic hadron that comprises two charm quarks and an up and down antiquark.

What lies beyond the Standard Model of particle physics?

Dr Jongseok Lim discusses how his prestigious Ernest Rutherford Fellowship will enable him to search beyond the Standard Model.

Groundbreaking discovery of laser-assisted electron scattering in liquid 

Researchers at Graz University of Technology have, for the first time, demonstrated laser-assisted electron scattering in liquid. This discovery offers exciting new prospects for ultra-fast electron microscopy. 

Special Reports

Surveying new skies with the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope will revolutionise our understanding of the atmospheres of planets found orbiting other stars. Since the first detection of a planet...

Understanding solar neutrinos and the primordial Sun

Professor Wick Haxton from the University of California Berkeley discusses neutrino experiments past and present and explains how solar neutrinos may also come to...

Potential applications for low-temperature plasmas

Dr Joseph Zimmerman, a Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, discusses recent experimental investigations of applications for low-temperature plasmas. Solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. As the...

Observing droplets of near-perfect fluid in high energy nuclear collisions

By investigating the world’s smallest droplets of near-perfect fluid, researchers have been able to develop greater understanding of the primordial matter in the Universe. A...

Caroline Herschel Medal announced to celebrate female astrophysicists

The UK government has revealed the Caroline Herschel Medal, which will be awarded for exceptional research by female astrophysicists.

US researchers make a breakthrough in future nanorobot technology

Researchers have identified specialised self-propelled, microscopic particles that may be perfect for future nanorobot technology.

Groundbreaking CLEAR study to facilitate electron-based cancer therapy

A novel study conducted at CERN’s CLEAR test facility paves the way for novel electron-based cancer therapy using high-energy electron beams that can be focused onto deep-seated cancerous tumours.

Nuclear physics – more than a passion, more than just a career

Professor Stuart Pittel from the University of Delaware provides his reflections on a career in nuclear structure theory.

New radar system enhances emergency responder technology

Researchers have developed a new radar system that produces real-time images and videos through the utilisation of radio signals.

UKRI pledge substantial funding to UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund

UKRI will be financing £10 million to the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund(UKI2S), ensuring world-leading scientific research.

Enhancing efficiency of metal catalysts for environmental sustainability

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo indicates that metal catalysts used for environmental sustainability degrade and become less effective.

Travelling around the world through nuclear physics

Professor Vladimir Zelevinsky from Michigan State University describes his journey in nuclear physics, from student life in Moscow to family life and a successful career in the USA.

Groundbreaking creation of world’s first compact quantum computer

Researchers at the University of Innsbruck have succeeded in developing the world’s first compact quantum computer.

Optimising future aircraft with the world’s lightest aerogel material

Scientists have invented a lightweight aerogel that may advance the next generation of aircraft, reducing noise and enhancing comfort.

Understanding quantum-nonlocality will unlock new technology

Novel research conducted by researchers from the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Perimeter Institute concludes that quantum-nonlocality is a universal property of the world, regardless of how and at what speed quantum particles move.


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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...

Particle Physics

Innovation News Network brings you the latest news from leading particle physics research partners investigating the fundamental interactions necessary to explain particle behaviour.

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.

Special Report

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...