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Newswise: Particle beam could help map Earth’s magnetic field to understand how space weather impacts the planet
Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST
Particle beam could help map Earth’s magnetic field to understand how space weather impacts the planet
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Magnetic field lines that wrap around the Earth protect our planet from cosmic rays. Researchers at PPPL have now found that beams of fast-moving particles launched toward Earth from a satellite could help map the precise shape of the field.

Newswise: DUNE collaboration finalizes the blueprint for the ultimate neutrino detector
Released: 11-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
DUNE collaboration finalizes the blueprint for the ultimate neutrino detector
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The publication of the Technical Design Report is a major milestone for the construction of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, an international mega-science project hosted by Fermilab. It lays out in great detail the scientific goals as well as the technical components of the gigantic particle detectors of the experiment.

Newswise: UAH's Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research has central role in 2024 IMAP mission
Released: 7-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
UAH's Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research has central role in 2024 IMAP mission
University of Alabama Huntsville

The Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will be central to the modeling and data crunching that follow the scheduled launch of NASA’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission in 2024.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:35 AM EST
Could the next generation of particle accelerators come out of the 3D printer?
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Imagine being able to manufacture complex devices whenever you want and wherever you are. It would create unforeseen possibilities even in the most remote locations, such as building spare parts or new components on board a spacecraft. 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, could be a way of doing just that.

Newswise: Ultra-high energy events key to study of ghost particles
Released: 31-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST
Ultra-high energy events key to study of ghost particles
Washington University in St. Louis

Physicists at Washington University in St. Louis have proposed a way to use data from ultra-high energy neutrinos to study interactions beyond the standard model of particle physics. The 'Zee burst' model leverages new data from large neutrino telescopes such as the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica and its future extensions.

Newswise: The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson
Released: 29-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Big Questions series features perspectives from the five recipients of the Department of Energy Office of Science’s 2019 Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award describing their research and what they plan to do with the award. Sally Dawson is a senior scientist at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Newswise: Meet the Director: Guy Savard
Released: 29-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
Meet the Director: Guy Savard
Department of Energy, Office of Science

This is a continuing profile series on the directors of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facilities. These scientists lead a variety of research institutions that provide researchers with the most advanced tools of modern science including accelerators, colliders, supercomputers, light sources and neutron sources, as well as facilities for studying the nano world, the environment, and the atmosphere.

Newswise: Particle Physics Turns to Quantum Computing for Solutions to Tomorrow’s Big-Data Problems
Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
Particle Physics Turns to Quantum Computing for Solutions to Tomorrow’s Big-Data Problems
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Giant-scale physics experiments are increasingly reliant on big data and complex algorithms fed into powerful computers, and managing this multiplying mass of data presents its own unique challenges. To better prepare for this data deluge posed by next-generation upgrades and new experiments, physicists are turning to the fledgling field of quantum computing.

Newswise: Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles
Released: 14-Jan-2020 10:40 AM EST
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory.

Newswise: Connecting the dots in the sky could shed new light on dark matter
Released: 13-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
Connecting the dots in the sky could shed new light on dark matter
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma rays covering the night sky. They found that this light is brighter in regions that contain a lot of matter and dimmer where matter is sparser – a correlation that could help them narrow down the properties of exotic astrophysical objects and invisible dark matter.



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