Physics: The waiting game

  title={Physics: The waiting game},
  author={Geoff Brumfiel},
A few physicists have spent decades searching for the rarest events in the Universe — and seen nothing. But their enthusiasm for the hunt is undimmed. Geoff Brumfiel asks what keeps them going. 
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Observation of soliton fusion in a Josephson array.

The fusion of two relativistic solitons of the same polarity into a single soliton is observed, which carries two quanta of magnetic flux and travels 18% faster than an ordinary soliton under the same driving force.

Search of spin-dependent fifth forces with precision magnetometry

Spin-dependent fifth-forces are associated with particles beyond the standard model. In particular, light pseudo-scalar bosons mediate long-range forces, allowing mass to interact with spins. The

The SPIDER CMB Polarimeter

SPIDER is a balloon-borne millimeter-wave telescope designed to study the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). SPIDER will map 10% of the full sky with degree-scale beams to search