‘Elusive’ profiles the physicist who predicted the Higgs boson

ElusiveFrank CloseBasic Books, $ 30 There’s a lot more to the story of the Higgs boson than just one man named Higgs. Despite the appeal of the “lone genius” narrative, it is rare that a discovery can be attributed solely to the work of one scientist. At first, Elusivea biography of Peter Higgs written by … Read more

Can we time travel? A theoretical physicist provides answers

Time travel makes regular appearances in popular culture, with innumerable time travel storylines in movies, television and literature. But it is a surprisingly old idea: one can argue that the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rexwritten by Sophocles over 2,500 years ago, is the first time travel story. But is time travel in fact possible? Given the … Read more

The aliens are all hanging out on Dyson spheres circling white dwarfs, physicist argues

A 3D rendering of a Dyson sphere in a galaxy. (Image credit: Marc Ward / Stocktrek Images / Getty Images) So far no one has found evidence of intelligent aliens elsewhere in the cosmos. But if they do exist, they might be hanging out on Dyson spheres circling the husks of sunlike stars called white … Read more

In a Wild Twist, Physicists Have Revived an Alternative Theory of Gravity

Out in the dark depths of space, our models of the Universe get messy. A new study looking at the ultra-diffuse dwarf galaxy AGC 114905 has revived a controversial theory (or more accurately a hypothesis) of gravity, and given us more questions than answers about what makes our galaxies tick. It all starts with dark … Read more

Talking God, science and religion with theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek has a special fondness for rainbows. It’s not just the show-stopping, full-arc-across-the-sky rainbows that catch the Nobel laureate’s eye. He’s equally transfixed by the array of color that shows up on soap bubbles, in sprays of water and in prisms. “There are rainbows all over the place, once you start paying attention,” he … Read more

Q&A: Talking God, science and religion with theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek has a special fondness for rainbows. It’s not just the show-stopping, full-arc-across-the-sky rainbows that catch the Nobel laureate’s eye. He’s equally transfixed by the array of color that shows up on soap bubbles, in sprays of water and in prisms. For the record: 4:48 pm May 19, 2022 An earlier version of this … Read more

The Standard Model of Particle Physics May Be Broken – A Physicist at the Large Hadron Collider Explains

A recent series of precise measurements of already known, standard particles and processes have threatened to shake up physics. As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at[{” attribute=””>CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside … Read more

Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton Prize

Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality. In a statement, the John Templeton Foundation praised the 70-year-old Wilczek for transforming … Read more

Nobel Laureate and Physicist Wilczek Wins Templeton Prize | Science News

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality. In a statement, the John Templeton Foundation … Read more

There’s One Way Time Travel Could Be Possible, According to This Physicist

Have you ever made a mistake that you wish you could undo? Correcting past mistakes is one of the reasons we find the concept of time travel so fascinating. As often portrayed in science fiction, with a time machine, nothing is permanent anymore – you can always go back and change it. But is time … Read more