Unifying all the forces and particles would require a particle accelerator far more powerful than humans have ever built.
Here's what the world's most powerful atom smasher has accomplished in the past 10 years and the fascinating physics it could still reveal.
An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE.
Ten years ago, the world's largest scientific instrument was turned on and the start of a research dynasty began.
For the first time, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have unambiguously detected Higgs bosons decaying into a matter-antimatter pair of bottom quarks.
The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin.
New results from the world's largest atom smasher could help scientists understand the origins of mass.
The g-2 experiment has begun and it has the potential to shake up the reigning model of particle physics.
The gravitational-wave research community seems to be having a remarkable string of good luck. Here's what the smashing finding means.
A new night-sky survey of distant galaxies suggests that dark matter is less "lumpy" than previously thought.
Today, scientists will break ground on a huge underground neutrino laboratory that they hope will reveal something about the rules that govern the universe.
While many people take the existence of dark matter for granted, it's still a theory that has yet to be proven. But new evidence could bolster support for dark matter theories.
The Large Hadron Collider has the potential to solve some of the universe's deepest mysteries, including what is dark matter and dark energy and how did the universe come to be.
A non-discovery is causing physicists to rethink how they think about dark matter, the mysterious "stuff" that pervades the universe.
Some physicists claim a new force of nature might have been discovered. If true, that would mean that we have to rewrite the textbooks.
Co-author of more than 800 scientific papers, Don Lincoln pursues a range of elusive questions, from the nature of dark matter to the structure of quarks and leptons.
In discovering the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider was groundbreaking, but now the supercollider is about to ramp up to full energy.
There's a concrete reason enormous particle accelerator experiments won't spawn black holes and end the world.