The discovery of ‘weak neutral currents’ at Europe’s particle-physics research centre CERN 50 years ago was a decisive step towards establishing the standard model of particle physics — a journey that continues to this day.
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Physicists have three different definitions of mass, all thought to be equivalent. Measurements of the distance between Earth and the moon confirm that two of those masses are one and the same to higher precision than ever before, confirming one of the most basic foundations of physics: Newton’s third law of motion.
The vivid view of “sun-like” stars in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex 390 light years away, released to mark the first year of operation of the James Webb space telescope, is the first time researchers have been able to see the area in fine detail, minus the distraction of foreground stars.
After 15 years of painstaking observations, a team of researchers — including Chiara Mingarelli, who worked on the new findings while at the Flatiron Institute — has listened in on the ripples of gravitational waves that perpetually course throughout the Universe for the first time.