High energy physics explores questions about the elementary constituents of matter and energy, the interactions between them, and the nature of space and time. The Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) advances its mission through a program that advances three frontiers of experimental scientific discovery and related efforts in theory while supporting the research and development of enabling technologies. HEP also hosts the Accelerator Stewardship program, which fosters advancements in basic particle accelerator science and technology with broad applicability.
Recent News & Announcements
The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Collaboration announced it has measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of one percent. This and future measures at this precision are the key to determining the nature of dark energy. Read More
François Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to our understanding of the origin of mass, confirmed by the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Read More
The search for the Higgs at experiments at the Large Hadron Collider was an international effort involving thousands of people, with physicists and engineers from US institutions playing a significant role throughout. Read More
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