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David Kaplan News APS
April 3, 2024
David Kaplan is on a quest to straighten out chirality, or “handedness,” in particle physics. A theorist at the University of Washington, Seattle, Kaplan has been wrestling with chirality conundrums for over 30 years. The main problem he has been working on is how to place chiral particles, such as left-handed electrons or right-handed antineutrinos, on a discrete space-time, or “lattice.” That may sound like a minor concern, but without a solution to this problem the weak interaction—and by... Read more
Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy
October 17, 2023
UW News has just posted a story about Project 8, an international endeavor to try to determine the mass of the neutrino. In a paper published last month, the Project 8 team reports that its distinctive strategy shows real promise to be the first approach to measure the neutrino’s mass. Once fully scaled up, Project 8 could also reveal how neutrinos influenced the early evolution of the universe as we know it. Project 8’s first experiments took place on the UW campus, and many UW scientists are... Read more
IRIS-HEP Group Phto
September 26, 2023
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP) is an NSF-funded software institute, involving 22 different institutions, that aims to develop the state-of-the-art software cyberinfrastructure required to meet the challenges of data intensive research at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) at CERN, and other planned experimental particle physics experiments of the... Read more
Muon g-2
August 10, 2023
In cooperation with our friends at Fermilab and dozens of other institutions around the world, UW News has posted an announcement about the latest findings from the Muon g-2 (pronounced “g minus 2”) collaboration, an experiment decades in the making. This morning, the international team of scientists behind Muon g-2 released the world’s most precise measurement yet of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. Muons are subatomic particles similar to electrons, but about 200 times more massive... Read more