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Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Imagine playing a game of billiards, putting a bit of counter-clockwise spin on the cue ball and watching it deflect to the right as...
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Zooming in on Gluons’ Contribution to Proton Spin

New data that "wimpy" gluons, the glue-like particles that bind quarks within protons, have a big impact on proton spin.
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Physicists Zoom in on Gluons’ Contribution to Proton Spin

Latest data from high-energy proton collisions at RHIC indicate that "wimpy" gluons have a big impact on proton spin, and gluons overall may contribute more than quarks

Searching for Signs of a Force from the ‘Dark Side’ in...

Scientists searching for signs of elusive “dark photons” as an explanation for an anomaly in a groundbreaking physics experiment have nearly ruled out their...

Smashing Polarized Protons to Uncover Spin and Other Secrets

If you want to unravel the secrets of proton spin, put a "twist" in your colliding proton beams. This technique, tried and perfected at...

20-ton Magnet Heads to New York

Imagine an MRI magnet with a central chamber spanning some 9 feet—massive enough to accommodate a standing African elephant. Physicists at the US Department...