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Dark Energy Survey Opens Second Season with Catalog of Stunning Deep-Space Images

The Dark Energy Survey has just kicked off its second season of snapping shots of deep space with its 570-megapixel camera mounted on the Victor M. Blanco Telescope in Chile.

Natalie Roe Testifies Before Congress on Particle Physics’ Future

On June 10th in Washington D.C. Natalie Roe, Director of the Physics Division at Berkeley Lab, testified at a congressional subcommittee hearing on the future of particle physics, prompted by the recent release of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization report. In addition to detailing the excitement of particle physics’ past and present, Roe presented a

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

Last month, ATLAS, the particle detector that helped find the Higg’s boson, got an upgrade. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN added a new set of sensors, called the Insertable b-Layer, or IBL, into the core of the detector. The IBL will be closer to particle collisions than previous sensors and contain more,

Searching for Cosmic Accelerators Via IceCube

In our universe there are particle accelerators 40 million times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, but scientists don’t know what or where these cosmic accelerators are. New results reported from “IceCube,” the neutrino observatory buried at the South Pole, may show the way.

First Results from LUX, the World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector

The LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility has announced its first results in the search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Following an initial three-month run, LUX has demonstrated that it has a sensitivity limit three times better than any previous dark matter search, establishing new bounds on possible properties of WIMPs.

Berkeley's Kam-Biu Luk Wins Panofsky Prize for Daya Bay Experiment

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley physicist Kam-Biu Luk has been named by the American Physical Society to be a recipient of the 2014 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in experimental particle physics. He and Yifang Wang of China’s Institute of High Energy Physics will share the prize for their leadership roles in the Daya Bay neutrino experiment.