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The Disappearing Physicist and His Elusive Particle

He ushered symmetry into theoretical physics, then vanished without a trace.

The Sacred, Spherical Cows of Physics

Theoretical physics milks symmetry to power its newest tool.

Why Physicists Make Up Stories in the Dark

In unseen worlds, science invariably crosses paths with fantasy.

Before There Were Stars

The unlikely heroes that made starlight possible.

Higgs—The Movie

The director of “Particle Fever” talks about his film.

The Quantum Mechanics of Fate

How time travel might explain some of science’s biggest puzzles.

The Mystery of Time’s Arrow

Past and future may not be what they seem.

Initial Conditions

Sean Carroll and Alan Guth talk about time.

The Metaphysical Baggage of Physics

Lee Smolin argues that time is more fundamental than physical laws.

Inconstants of Nature

If the constitution of nature itself were changing in time, how would you know?