The field of high energy physics is guided by intertwined science drivers to explore the elementary constituents of matter and energy, the interactions between them, and the nature of space and time. The Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) executes its mission through a program that advances three frontiers of experimental scientific discovery and related efforts in theory and computing. HEP develops new accelerator, detector and computational tools to enable the science, and through Accelerator Stewardship works to make accelerator technology widely available to science and industry.

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Dark Matter Experiments

US reveals its next generation of dark matter experimentsExternal link

The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation will back the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search-SNOLAB, or SuperCDMS; the LUX-Zeplin experiment, or LZ; and the next iteration of the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment, ADMX-Gen2.Read MoreExternal link

PECASE Winners

Six Earn 2014 Early Career Awards in High Energy Physics

The 2014 Early Career Award recipients include: Eric Dahl (Northwestern University), Peter Graham (Stanford University), Anna Grassellino (Fermilab), James Hirschauer (Fermilab), Stephanie Majewski (University of Oregon), and Xin Qian (Brookhaven National Laboratory).Read More »

Ars Technica

Ars technica explores how neutrinos may be the key to breaking the Standard ModelExternal link

History says neutrinos are where to look for new physics, so current research obliges. Read MoreExternal link

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