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The Muon g-2 experiment: Insights into the unknown

Find out about the Muon g-2 experiment which is seeking to test the theory of the Standard Model and to potentially discover ‘new physics’.

Connecting particle physics and the cosmos at the LLR

Find out how the Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory explores the interplay between particle physics and cosmology with neutrino physics experiments.

From Run 1 to High-Luminosity: The evolution of the Large Hadron Collider

Discover how upgrades to CERN's Large Hadron Collider will pave the way for the largest range of physics investigations ever.

Uncovering the secrets of the Universe with neutrino research

Find out more about the major collaborations in neutrino research helping to answer the great mysteries of the Universe.

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IceCube: Paving the way for next-generation neutrino discovery

The IceCube Observatory could unlock the mysteries of the Universe through its advanced neutrino discoveries. Neutrinos are tiny, nearly massless particles that rarely interact with...

Predicting reactor pressure vessel behaviour for light-water reactors

Researchers at the Universities of Wisconsin and California are integrating physics and Machine Learning to predict materials degradation in nuclear reactors. The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) is...

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...

LHCb: New capabilities to understand beauty physics

Discover how new upgrades to CERN’s LHCb experiment could pave the way for immense discoveries in beauty physics.

Computational modelling in support of progress towards nuclear fusion energy breakeven

The field of plasma physics, which is essential for the success of nuclear fusion, has benefited from advancements in high-performance computing.

High-order predictive modelling methodology for optimal results with reduced uncertainties

Professor Dan Gabriel Cacuci highlights a high-order predictive modelling methodology which overcomes the curse of dimensionality.

The most efficient method for creating metallic plasmas

A team of researchers has successfully used solid metals under a strong magnetic field in a microwave resonator to create metallic plasmas.

The most advanced search for axion dark matter

Scientists have successfully taken the first step to search for DFSZ axion dark matter originating from the Grand Unification Theory.

Quark-gluon plasma mystery is finally solved

Find out how researchers solved a quark-gluon plasma mystery that has long-evaded scientists and enriches our understanding of the Universe.

Creating an optical atom with water droplets

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have shed new light on how atoms work through a water-based experiment.

Dark matter mystery unravelled with new model

An international team of researchers has developed a new model called HYPER that may finally reveal the enigmatic properties of dark matter.

Quarks used to explore how matter gets its mass

Quarks, subatomic particles which hold an electric charge, can be used to determine how matter gets its mass.

Analysing the merging of water droplets on the International Space Station

Understanding how water droplets spread and coalesce is essential for scenarios in everyday life, but these phenomena are difficult to model.

Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: Solving the Universe’s mysteries

Justin Evans from the University of Manchester details the UK’s contributions to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in the US.

Inside the CMS HL-LHC upgrades at Cornell University

Cornell's CMS detector will be upgraded to provide an integrated luminosity an order of magnitude larger than during the pre-High-Luminosity LHC.

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Purdue Physics: Particle physics experiments to answer unknown questions about space

The Purdue high energy physics group is involved in studies of particle physics, including Higgs bosons, top quarks, and electroweak bosons.

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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).

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.


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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...