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Diamonds are one of the most coveted gemstones. But while some may want the perfect diamond for its sparkle, physicists covet the right diamonds to perfect their experiments. The gem is a key component in a novel system at Jefferson Lab that enables precision measurements to discover new physics in the sub-atomic realm — the… Keep reading →

Huge Solar Flare Erupts

Our visible universe is almost entirely underpinned by the tiny particles and forces that reside in the nucleus of the atom, the very heart of matter. To gain a better understanding of our universe, nuclear physicists must plumb the depths of the atomic nucleus, which is 10,000 times smaller than the already minuscule atom. So… Keep reading →