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MicroBooNE measures charged-particle multiplicity in first neutrino-beam-based result

MicroBooNE’s first neutrino-beam-based physics result, submitted to the journal Physics Review D this spring, launches the experiment’s journey along this path. https://news.fnal.gov/2018/05/microboone-measures-charged-particle-multiplicity-in-first-ne...
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Neutrino experiment at Fermilab delivers an unprecedented measurement

MiniBooNE scientists demonstrate a new way to probe the nucleus with muon neutrinos. Tiny particles known as neutrinos are an excellent tool to study the inner workings of atomic nuclei. Unlike electrons or protons, neutrinos have no electric charge, a...
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The secret to measuring an antineutrino’s energy

It is no secret that neutrinos change flavor or oscillate as they travel from one place to another, and that the amount they change depends on how much time they have to change. This time is directly related to the … Continue reading →
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Which way did it go? A view from the top

Over the last decade, measurements by the CDF and DZero collaborations of how top quarks flee the scene of the crime, the so-called “forward-backward asymmetry,” caused quite a stir as they clashed with then state-of-the-art theoretical predictions for...
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Photons continue to enlighten physicists

You may be familiar with particles of light, called photons. Physicists give the name “prompt photons” to those that are produced by two particles smashing together — hard collisions — as contrasted with those resulting from the decay of other … Contin...
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What’s the deal with antimatter?

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/09/what-s-the-deal-with-antimatter/, by Don Lincoln
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The MiniBooNE search for dark matter

Some theorists speculate that dark matter particles could belong to a “hidden sector” and that there may be portals to this hidden sector from the Standard Model. The portals allow hidden-sector particles to trickle into Standard Model interactions. A ...
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Perfecting the noise-canceling neutrino detector

If you have ever tried to watch a movie or listen to music on a plane, then you know the problem well: The roar of the engines makes it difficult to hear what’s being piped through the speakers — even … Continue reading →
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This is a meta podcast – I talk about the podcast itself. The bottom line: I really don’t want to do this podcast unless I can confirm that people, real human beings, are listening. Please send me an email at … Continue reading →
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What is subatomic decay?

  The word “decay,” in the world of physics, has a slightly different meaning than what you might think. What is subatomic decay? by Don Lincoln.
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Breaking Supersymmetry

Symmetry in Nature is everywhere.  But what about Supersymmetry? news.fnal.gov/2012/08/breaking-supersymmetry, by Jim Pivarski.
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Collision? Interaction? Event? What’s that all about?

This article gives some background on how we physicists use these three terms to talk about collider physics experiments. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/07/collision-interaction-event-what-s-that-all-about/, by Don Lincoln..
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Studying crowd behavior at MINERvA

MINERvA makes the first ever measurement of the interaction planes of the three particles in a neutrino event. http://news.fnal.gov/2017/05/studying-crowd-behavior-minerva/, by Anushree Ghosh
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Light, heavy light, and asymmetry

DZero has used an asymmetry in dimuon events to measure the weak-force mixing angle sin2θW. http://news.fnal.gov/2017/05/light-heavy-light-asymmetry/, by Leo Bellantoni
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Coping with high luminosity

A glimpse into how we sort out the plethora of collisions we get in our physics experiments. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/07/coping-with-high-luminosity/, by Don Lincoln.
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Why study the cosmos?

Perhaps that is one of those “duh!” questions. After all, humans have wondered about the cosmos for all of recorded history and no doubt long before writing was invented. But there is a modern component to this query. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/06/why-s...
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Why high intensity?

Studying rare particle events, and events at particularly high energy, through the Intensity Frontier at Fermilab http://news.fnal.gov/2012/06/why-high-intensity/, by Don Lincoln.
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Why high energy?

Three good reasons why Fermilab, and other physics labs, aspire for “high energy”. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/06/why-high-energy/, by Don Lincoln.
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It’s a colorful world

Why scientists say that quarks have color (and it is because something used a crayon on them). http://news.fnal.gov/2012/05/it-s-a-colorful-world/, by Don Lincoln.
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Quarks and gluons and partons, oh my…

Quarks and gluons are more generically called “partons.” http://news.fnal.gov/2012/05/quarks-and-gluons-and-partons-oh-my/, by Don Lincoln.
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Subatomic bomb squad

To identify a particle, sometimes we need to look at the particle’s decay products and work backwards. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/04/subatomic-bomb-squad/, by Don Lincoln
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Subatomic CSI

How do we make sense of the mess we see in high-energy collisions? http://news.fnal.gov/2012/04/subatomic-csi/, by Don Lincoln
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Combining results carefully

Multiple experiments at one accelerator, like DZero and CDF or CMS and ATLAS, or even experiments at different laboratories, can combine results for a more precise measurement. With measurements properly combined, we are much more confident when we ann...
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And so, ad infinitum: Smallest of the small

People are made of molecules. Molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons, Protons and neutrons are made of quarks and gluons. Is that the end? http://news.fnal.gov/2012/03/and-so-ad-infinitum-smallest-of-the-small/, ...
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Our gothic universe

An introduction to the concept of “dark energy.” http://news.fnal.gov/2012/02/our-gothic-universe/, by Don Lincoln.
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Extra dimensions: What’s up with that?

A introduction to what physicists mean by extra dimensions (and it is not that Mr. Spock has an evil twin with a beard — sorry). http://news.fnal.gov/2012/02/extra-dimensions-what-s-up-with-that/, by Don Lincoln.
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Dark matter: Are you serious?

An introduction to why we believe that Dark Matter is a good solution to observations of galactic rotations. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/01/dark-matter-are-you-serious/, Don Lincoln.
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Origins of mass: It’s not what you think

The Higgs Boson does not account for all of the mass in the Universe. http://news.fnal.gov/2012/01/origins-of-mass-it-s-not-what-you-think/, by Don Lincoln.
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Statistical significance: are you sure that you’re sure?

A description of how scientists deal with uncertainty in measurements. http://news.fnal.gov/2011/12/statistical-significance-are-you-sure-that-you-re-sure/, by Don Lincoln.
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