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.
As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective—and more available to cancer patients in the United States. Read More
Chandrashekhar Joshi, distinguished professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the development of laser- and beam-driven plasma accelerators.Read More
Scientists behind the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment are reporting new data pointing toward the potential detection of dark matter particles. Read More
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