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Nuclear Science, Physics, Help Celebrate Neutrino Day in South Dakota

Over 800 people attended the July 12 event. At the Sanford Underground Research Facility’, Lab staff discussed the LUX and LZ dark-matter experiments, and Majorana neutrinoless double beta decay experiment. Go here to hear NSD’s Alan Poon interviewed for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. More>

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Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiments Get the Green Light

The Office of Science and National Science Foundation have announced support for a suite of experiments to search for dark matter that will be many times more sensitive than those currently deployed. These experiments include Berkeley Lab’s LUX-Zeplin (LZ) experiment, located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. More>

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Physics Hosts High School Students & Teachers for Cosmology Workshop

Participants from around the Bay Area attended the five-day “Physics In and Through Cosmology” workshop, organized by the Physics Division’s Tony Spadafora and Eric Linder, and Laurie Kerrigan of Mercy High School in San Francisco. Photo>

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Physicist Bruno Zumino, an Architect of Supersymmetry, Dies at 91

Physics Division researcher passed away on June 22. Supersymmetry, developed in the early 1970s at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) by Zumino and Julius Wess, was conceived to explain particle interactions involving three of the four main forces in nature. More>

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Natalie Roe Testifies Before Congress on Particle Physics’ Future

Testimony prompted by recent release of Particle Physics Prioritization report. More>

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Lab Physicists Bound the Charge of Antihydrogen

New measurement offers unprecedented precision. More>

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Beyond the Higgs Boson: A Detector Add-On Helps Scientists Look Deeper

ATLAS upgraded with new set of sensors to get closer to collisions. More>

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Surprisingly Strong Magnetic Fields Challenge Black Holes’ Pull

Analysis of radio waves from black holes shows long-neglected magnetic fields have an unexpected presence. More>

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DESI Collaboration Meeting Draws a Crowd

The goal is to map all of the northern extra-galactic sky to depths never before possible. More>

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Natalie Roe Recalls Early Career Boost in New ‘Panorama’ Diversity Series

A new series titled “Panorama: Many Voices, Many Perspectives” launches today as part of the Lab’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. The series will aim to highlight how issues around diversity and inclusion have played a role in people’s lives, as told by Lab employees. The inaugural piece features Natalie Roe, director of the Physics Division and a co-lead of the Initiative, recounting how a boost early on from two women physicists made all the difference in her career. Go here to read it. If you would like to tell your story for this series, e-mail Julie Chao.

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