February 20, 2013 4:00 PM
Inertial confinement technologies hinge on success of existing laser facility
February 5, 2013 11:45 AM
New facility might settle controversial question of particle's existence
February 4, 2013 2:05 PM
New manufacturing technique conquers balky cable material
January 28, 2013 4:30 PM
Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider would be sacrificed for new facility
January 17, 2013 1:10 PM
European plan charts course from experimental fusion reactor to prototype power plant
December 12, 2012 12:25 PM
Giant laser facility wants 3 more years to move toward ignition after failing to meet its goal this fall
December 11, 2012 6:05 PM
Second round of Russian billionaire's Fundamental Physics Prize less controversial than first
November 29, 2012 1:00 PM
SuperB could be replaced by a smaller machine
November 14, 2012 12:45 PM
Lawmaker from Illinois says economic recovery key to robust research support
November 7, 2012 12:33 AM
Illinois Democrat trounces Representative Judy Biggert, veteran member of the House science committee
October 25, 2012 1:22 PM
Appointment of Chi-Chang Kao marks transition from dedicated particle physics center to multipurpose lab
October 5, 2012 12:55 PM
Array will peer back in time to the early universe
September 26, 2012 4:26 PM
Researchers have been debating evidence for element 113 for years
August 29, 2012 6:12 PM
U.S. researchers also look for help from Europe, India to help Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment
Pier Oddone, who has headed the lab since 2005, will retire next July
Nine winners each get $3 million for Fundamental Physics Prize
The question on everyone's mind: Can I get a space in the conference room?
Minister backtracks after hundreds of scientists sign online petition blasting controversial research
Five different groups agree that the elusive particles obey Einstein's speed limit after all
Princeton University will return $1 million in lodging subsidies
Spending ax could fall on either domestic or international programs
French prosecutors seek a 6-year prison sentence for the particle physicist accused of terrorism
Spokesperson and physics coordinator resign after vote of no confidence
March 28, 2012 10:24 AM
Science minister unveils rescue package
March 15, 2012 11:39 AM
NEW DELHI—India has become the first non-European country to join the international neutron research facility at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, operator of one of the most...
Despite proposed cuts to the U.S. magnetic fusion program, a new report advocates a parallel effort to pursue fusion energy using the rival inertial confinement scheme. The report, by...
February 27, 2012 3:22 PM
A potential stumbling block that threatened to delay construction of the huge ITER fusion reactor—an international project based at Cadarache in France—looks like it has been resolved. Tests last...
February 24, 2012 11:31 AM
The CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva has confirmed Wednesday's report that a loose fiber-optic cable may be behind measurements that seemed to show neutrinos outpacing the speed of...
February 23, 2012 11:08 AM
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—After months of uncertainty, a deal is taking shape to save the Australian synchrotron from going under. The synchrotron here is one of just two in the Southern...
February 22, 2012 1:45 PM
It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake after all. A bad connection between a GPS...
February 13, 2012 6:18 PM
Overall, the budget numbers for the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science, the single largest funder of physical sciences research in the United States, look reasonably good. The...
January 25, 2012 10:21 AM
TOKYO—A trio of American researchers will share one of this year's Japan Prizes for bringing their work on a leukemia drug from a basic discovery to a clinical success,...
January 12, 2012 11:25 AM
A European research team took an important step this week toward proving that an unusual combination of a nuclear reactor and a particle accelerator could be used to eliminate...
December 16, 2011 2:51 PM
The start of construction of the €650 million SuperB particle collider in Italy has been delayed at least a year following difficulties in releasing project funding. Work on the...
November 17, 2011 5:18 PM
New high-precision tests carried out by the OPERA collaboration in Italy broadly confirm its claim, made in September, to have detected neutrinos travelling at faster than the speed of...
November 2, 2011 1:14 PM
When Persis Drell took over 4 years ago as director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, she vowed that she wouldn't keep the job any longer...
October 21, 2011 4:34 PM
The OPERA collaboration, which made headlines around the world last month when it announced that it had apparently observed neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light, has decided...
October 18, 2011 3:32 PM
Allegations that two radiation geneticists suppressed scientific evidence over 60 years ago have triggered a fierce debate among scientists and historians of science. At stake is the legacy of...
October 18, 2011 12:45 PM
Particle physicist Fernando Ferroni takes the reins as president of Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) at the end of the month. Ferroni, 59, is a professor at...
September 30, 2011 11:28 AM
A day that many particle physicists had dreaded has arrived. Today, around 2:30 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time, researchers at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, will...