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Nuclear & particle physics

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News

IceCube's search for sterile neutrinos draws a blank

Measurement at the South Pole rules out previous potential sightings of the hypothetical particles

Plans for a laser-driven gamma-ray beam are unveiled by physicists

Simulations show how electrons zigzagging in a magnetic field could generate megaelectronvolt photons

Parallel-universe search focuses on neutrons

Particles could be in a superposition of different branes, say physicists

Elusive nuclear-clock transition spotted in thorium-229

Discovery could lead to much more precise frequency standards

In depth

Tetraquarks, pentaquarks and other giants of particle physics

MIT's Mike Williams explains how four or more quarks could join together to form exotic particles or even subatomic molecules

Where people and particles collide

What's it like to be in a gender or sexual minority at CERN, one of the most multicultural labs on the planet? Louise Mayor reports

‘Big science’ begins

A book on how Ernest Lawrence and his cyclotrons pioneered a new way of doing science, reviewed by David Wark

Web life: Nuclear Hitchhiker

A student-run blog about nuclear energy, safety and policy