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10.18.17Science Highlight

Tiny Tornados at the Dawn of the Universe

Swirling soup of matter’s fundamental building blocks spins ten billion trillion times faster than the most powerful tornado, setting new record for “vorticity.” Read More »

10.06.17Science Highlight

Explorations of the Universal Glue

The newly upgraded CEBAF Accelerator opens door to strong force studies. Read More »

08.14.17Science Highlight

Physicists Move Closer to Listening In on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter. Read More »

05.31.17Science Highlight

Green Light for Cool Electrons

A new high-power green-light laser generates beam-cooling electrons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Read More »

04.24.17Science Highlight

The Roadmap to Quark Soup

Scientists discover new signposts in the quest to determine how matter from the early universe turned into the world we know today. Read More »

12.13.16Science Highlight

Polarized Partners: Spinning Electrons Yield Spinning Positrons

Researchers demonstrate a new technique for producing polarized positrons that could improve manufacturing and lead to new discoveries.

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12.13.16Science Highlight

Helium: When You Must be Sure it’s Ultra-Pure

A new method detects residual contaminants in ultra-pure helium gas, critical to nuclear physics experiments.

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Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay08.19.16Science Highlight

Improved Tests of the Weak Nuclear Force from Beta Decay

Studies of the neutrinos emitted in the radioactive decay of nuclei held in an ion trap allow sensitive searches for new interactions.

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Jet Tomography of Hot Matter07.29.16Science Highlight

Jet Tomography of Hot Matter

Using fast particles to probe hot matter in nuclear collisions. Read More »

A depiction of the experimental apparatus used to distinguish the pear shape (upper left) present in some barium nuclei from the more common spherical (upper right) or ellipsoidal (lower left) shapes characteristic of most nuclei.06.06.16Science Highlight

Confirmed: Heavy Barium Nuclei Prefer a Pear Shape

Cutting-edge experiment with a beam of radioactive barium ions provides direct evidence of nuclear pear-shape deformation. Read More »

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