high-energy physics

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Recent Examples on the Web Finding out exactly what happens when particles get even cozier is a major goal of high-energy physics. Quanta Magazine, "How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics," 17 Sep. 2020 And so, led by genomics researchers—who, like their cousins in high-energy physics, were also used to working on big multidisciplinary collaborative projects—preprint servers like bioRxiv and medRxiv began to be created for biomedical science. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The preprint problem: Unvetted science is fueling COVID-19 misinformation," 6 May 2020 Their mother, the former Anna Lynch, was a respiratory practitioner; their father, Ronald Baggs, was an electronics engineer who designed equipment for high-energy physics experiments. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Mel Baggs, influential blogger on disability and autism, dies at 39," 30 Apr. 2020 Europe’s high-energy physics lab near Geneva, Switzerland—Daniel Freedman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen of Stony Brook University in New York. Zeeya Merali, Scientific American, "First Ever Picture of a Black Hole Scoops $3-Million Prize," 5 Sep. 2019 Fitting, then, that you are named for the pioneer in high-energy physics Enrico Fermi. Liz Kruesi, National Geographic, "Dear Fermi: What it means to see the universe's extremes," 11 June 2019 Since 1979, China and the United States have maintained a bilateral agreement, the Cooperation in Science and Technology, to jointly study fields like biomedicine and high-energy physics. Author: Ben Guarino, Emily Rauhala, William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, "China challenges American dominance of science," 4 June 2018 Since 1979, China and the United States have maintained a bilateral agreement, the Cooperation in Science and Technology, to jointly study fields like biomedicine and high-energy physics. Author: Ben Guarino, Emily Rauhala, William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, "China challenges American dominance of science," 4 June 2018 For much of the 20th century, when quantum physicists were making giant leaps in solid-state and high-energy physics, few of them bothered much about foundations. James Gleick, New York Times, "What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?," 8 May 2018

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“High-energy physics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-energy%20physics. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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