Old content (put on hold as too broad) I was massively ill-informed about the experiments that shape the modern particle physics research. For example, I believed that most of the information that guides particle physicists come from accelerators (or colliders, as they are called sometimes) and neutrino oscillations. But reading online I have realized that many other different types of experiments also help to extract valuable information or bounds e.g. various particle detectors (non-accelerators), various non-optical telescopes, observations by satellites in the sky and perhaps even more (I'm not sure). Gravitational waves? It'll be useful if some resourceful person give a summary of the nature of informations. I am not sure if this question is appropriate for this site but I still ask it hoping to get some answers and explain to those who carry such misinformation like me.

Old content streamlined with specific question Since this question was "put on hold" as too broad, let me focus on a specific type of probe e.g. the gravitational wave. How is the research in gravitational waves guide particle physicists in building new models?


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  • $\begingroup$ the list would be very long indeed... also please note that questions that ask for a list of answers are generally not encouraged on this site. $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Apr 7 at 6:29
  • $\begingroup$ Some references can help me read about them to some extent. Any suggestions? I also don't need a very long list but a kind of categorization of experiments that guides. $\endgroup$ – mithusengupta123 Apr 7 at 6:33
  • $\begingroup$ A modern textbook on astronomy will list for you all the detection technologies used across all possible wavelengths in the cosmos. a textbook on the history of particle physics will sketch out all the different detector technologies used there. A textbook on surface physics- same thing. $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Apr 7 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ Any suggestions in particular? $\endgroup$ – mithusengupta123 Apr 7 at 6:39
  • $\begingroup$ I will check my library and write back if I find something suitable there. $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Apr 7 at 6:42