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Particle Physics

The branch of physics that deals with the most fundamental building blocks of matter. Much of the research is conducted in particle accelerators, which send streams of protons or other particles on collision courses with each other. The impacts produce torrents of particles and energy, many of which cannot be studied in any other way. Particle physicists also work with astrophysicists to probe conditions shortly after the Big Bang, as well as in some of the most powerful events in the universe.

Radio Programs

Watchman Nuclear reactors and exploding stars August 21, 2018

South-Pole Astronomy Science at the bottom of the world August 9, 2018

Death-Ray Galaxy A death ray from a monster black hole June 10, 2018

DUNE The Baskin-Robbins of subatomic particles November 9, 2017

Matter vs. Antimatter II Dropping particles of antimatter May 17, 2017

Matter vs. Antimatter The matter of antimatter May 16, 2017

Antimatter Getting antimatter from a banana May 15, 2017

Cosmic Rays III Probing a meltdown with help from the stars November 30, 2016

Plutonium A new element for a new world — after this. February 24, 2016

Confirmation Particles from the heart of the Sun October 28, 2015

Beryllium A key element in fact and fantasy March 31, 2015

Back to Work A giant experiment goes back to work March 5, 2015