An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible harbinger of a revolutionary new elementary particle called the sterile neutrino, though many physicists remain skeptical.
When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures in number theory.
A roundup of some of the most important discoveries gleaned so far from the Gaia space observatory’s new map of the galaxy.
In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.
The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
The amount of energy infusing empty space seems too small to explain without a multiverse. But physicists have at least one alternative left to explore.
A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.