Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature.
In the drive to safeguard data from future quantum computers, cryptographers have stumbled upon a thin red line between security and efficiency.
Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics, and the most promising ideas put forth to solve them.
A 115-year effort to bridge the particle and fluid descriptions of nature has led mathematicians to an unexpected answer.
At super-low temperatures, a crystal called samarium hexaboride behaves in an unexplained, imagination-stretching way.
Three physicists have proposed a new solution to one of the deepest mysteries in particle physics: why the Higgs boson has such a tiny mass.
Physicists are beginning to unravel the mysteries of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, particles accelerated by the most powerful forces in the universe.
Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.
A statistical anomaly in the signal from rare particle decays at the Large Hadron Collider offers hope that new discoveries might be around the corner.
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