Maggie McKee

Contributing Writer

Janet Conrad has a plan to catch the sterile neutrino — an elusive particle, possibly glimpsed by a number of experiments, that would upend what we know about the subatomic world.
Q&A

On a Hunt for a Ghost of a Particle

Janet Conrad has a plan to catch the sterile neutrino — an elusive particle, possibly glimpsed by a number of experiments, that would upend what we know about the subatomic world.

Suchitra Sebastian’s searches for quantum anomalies have led to the potential discovery of a new building block of matter.
Q&A

An Explorer of Quantum Borderlands

Suchitra Sebastian’s searches for quantum anomalies have led to the potential discovery of a new building block of matter.

Scientists haven’t tested the Big Bang’s light for a revealing shift in 25 years. A new experiment aims to change that.
cosmology

Why the Big Bang’s Light May Have a Tilt

Scientists haven’t tested the Big Bang’s light for a revealing shift in 25 years. A new experiment aims to change that.

Is dark energy a cosmic chameleon that can fade into its surroundings? A recent test brings the mysterious anti-gravitational force down to earth.
Physics

Dark Energy Tested on a Tabletop

Is dark energy a cosmic chameleon that can fade into its surroundings? A recent test brings the mysterious anti-gravitational force down to earth.

About the author

Maggie McKee is a freelance science writer who contributes to Nature, the BBC, Nautilus, Scientific American and others. Previously, she was the physical sciences news editor at New Scientist and an associate editor at Astronomy magazine.