Physics beyond the Standard Model
Physics beyond the Standard Model refers to the theoretical developments needed to explain the deficiencies of the Standard Model, such as the origin of mass, the strong CP problem, neutrino oscillati...
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Long-Sought Dark Matter 'Particle' Found in Exotic Material on Earth
It was predicted four decades ago, but only found now.
Hunting the mysterious dark photon: the NA64 experiment
NA64 is a new experiment at CERN searching for a particle called the dark photon, which might act as a bridge to the universe’s invisible, dark sector. Read more: http://cern.ch/go/7FZ7 Produced by:...
Astronomers Have Captured The First Images of Dark Matter That Holds Galaxies Together
The known universe contains trillion of galaxies with billions of stars in it. Looking at the big picture, the galaxies in universe are connected to each other by an invisible web of dark matter. Due ...
Vera Rubin, Astrophysicist Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88
The astrophysicist's groundbreaking research on spiral galaxies provided evidence of invisible dark matter. She was a pioneer in an era when women were excluded from many astronomy programs.
Quantum Physicists Probe Fabric of Spacetime to Solve Mystery of Dark Energy
One of the great mysteries of the cosmos is why it is expanding at an apparently accelerating rate. Physicists have suggested an outward force, dubbed "dark energy," causes this expansion, but they ha...
A New ‘Einstein’ Equation Suggests Wormholes Hold Key To Quantum Gravity
A new Einsteinian equation, ER=EPR, may be the clue physicists need to merge quantum mechanics with general relativity.
Dark matter may just be a bunch of ancient black holes
An invisible "dark matter" outweighs all the stars in space by 4:1. But gravitational waves may soon unmask the shadowy culprit.
The Higgs-shaped elephant in the room
Higgs bosons should mass-produce bottom quarks. So why is it so hard to see it happening?
Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?
Hints of an unexpected new particle could be confirmed within days—and if it is, the Standard Model could be going down
Could black holes be the dark matter everyone has been looking for?
As we wait for more LIGO results, a maverick theory pops up
Elusive Dark Matter Galaxy Revealed By Cosmic Lens
An invisible dark-matter galaxy hides in the edges of another larger galaxy serving as a natural magnifying glass. Astronomers probing the sky used the gravity of a massive galaxy as a natural magnif...
Large Hadron Collider results may hint at a new era of physics
Are we about to enter a new era of physics? Data collected by the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland may have identified particle activity that doesn’t fit the standard laws of physics.
Step Inside The Large Hadron Collider (360 video)
A 360 tour of CERN that takes you deep inside the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s greatest physics experiment - with BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly.
What do Albert Camus and string theory have in common?
Physics is really a branch of existential philosophy, says Brian Greene.
Much Like White Light, Spacetime Is Also Composed Of A Certain Rainbow
When white light is passed through a prism, the rainbow on the other side reveals a rich palette of colors. Theorists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw have shown that in models of th...
The Social Life Of Quarks
Among particle physicists, Sheldon Stone has a reputation for high standards and brutal honesty. He’s been known to challenge a tenuous claim by shouting in the middle of a colleague’s talk. So when S...
Unsolved problems in physics
Some of the major unsolved problems in physics are theoretical, meaning that existing theories seem incapable of explaining a certain observed phenomenon or experimental result. The others are experim...
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Hierarchy problem
In theoretical physics, the hierarchy problem is the large discrepancy between aspects of the weak force and gravity. There is no scientific consensus on, for example, why the weak force is 10 times s...
Dark matter
Dark matter is a hypothetical kind of matter that cannot be seen with telescopes but accounts for most of the matter in the Universe. The existence and properties of dark matter are inferred from its ...
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Dark energy
In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is an unknown form of energy which permeates all of space and tends to accelerate the expansion of the universe. Dark energy is the most accepted hypot...
QCD matter
Quark matter or QCD matter refers to any of a number of theorized phases of matter whose degrees of freedom include quarks and gluons. These theoretical phases would occur at extremely high temperatur...
Vacuum energy
Vacuum energy is an underlying background energy that exists in space throughout the entire Universe. One contribution to the vacuum energy may be from virtual particles which are thought to be partic...
Vacuum catastrophe
In cosmology, the vacuum catastrophe is the disagreement of over 100 orders of magnitude between measured values of the vacuum energy density and the theoretical zero-point energy suggested by a naïve...
Superfluid vacuum theory
Superfluid vacuum theory (SVT), sometimes known as the BEC vacuum theory, is an approach in theoretical physics and quantum mechanics where the fundamental physical vacuum (non-removable background) i...
Higgs boson
The Higgs boson or Higgs particle is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics. Its main relevance is that it allows scientists to explore the Higgs field – a fundamental field ...
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Magnetic monopole
A magnetic monopole is a hypothetical elementary particle in particle physics that is an isolated magnet with only one magnetic pole (a north pole without a south pole or vice versa). In more technica...
Preon
In particle physics, preons are "point-like" particles, conceived to be subcomponents of quarks and leptons. The word was coined by Jogesh Pati and Abdus Salam in 1974. Interest in preon models peaked...
Theory of everything
A theory of everything (ToE) or final theory, ultimate theory, or master theory is a hypothetical single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links toge...
Grand Unified Theory
A Grand Unified Theory (GUT) is a model in particle physics in which at high energy, the three gauge interactions of the Standard Model which define the electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions ...
Supersymmetry
For the episode of the American TV series Angel, see Supersymmetry (Angel)In particle physics, supersymmetry (SUSY) is a proposed extension of spacetime symmetry that relates two basic classes of elem...