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It has been thought of as many things: a pointlike object, an excitation of a field, a speck of pure math that has cut into reality. But never has physicists’ conception of a particle changed more than it is changing now.
Cora Dvorkin discovered new possibilities for what dark matter could be. Now she’s devising unorthodox ways to identify it.
In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information.
We’ve created a new way to explore the fundamental constituents of the universe.
Our new series of articles explores the search for fundamental structure at the edge of science.
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