symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

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March 2014

  • March 17, 2014
    breaking: Physicists find evidence of cosmic inflation
    The BICEP2 experiment has detected signs of gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background radiation, with big implications for the theory of cosmic inflation.
  • March 12, 2014
    breaking: Klystrons for industry
    SLAC partners with industry to produce klystrons, the heart of accelerators in labs and medical facilities around the world.
  • March 3, 2014
    breaking: ‘Particle Fever’ opens in the US
    Particle Fever, a documentary that follows scientists involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider, opens this week in select theaters across the United States.

February 2014

  • February 28, 2014
    breaking: CDMS result covers new ground in search for dark matter
    The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search has set more stringent limits on light dark matter.
  • February 24, 2014
    breaking: Scientists complete the top quark puzzle
    Fermilab’s CDF and DZero experiments have discovered the last predicted way to produce the top quark, the heaviest elementary particle.
  • February 21, 2014
    breaking: ‘Black widow’ pulsars consume their mates
    With a deadly embrace, ‘spidery’ pulsars devour their partners. One such pulsar is the first rapidly spinning black widow to be discovered using only gamma rays.
  • February 19, 2014
    breaking: Cosmic rays on demand
    At SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers are using a particle accelerator to help them search for the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
  • February 13, 2014
    breaking: Particle physics enthusiast ties for gold
    Olympic downhill skier Dominique Gisin, who tied for gold in Sochi, is a fan of particle physics.
  • February 11, 2014
    breaking: NOvA sees first long-distance neutrinos
    Even though only a portion of the NOvA neutrino experiment is completed, it has already seen its first neutrinos.
  • February 10, 2014
    breaking: Quarks in the looking glass
    A recent experiment at Jefferson Lab probed the mirror symmetry of quarks, determining that one of their intrinsic properties is non-zero—as predicted by the Standard Model.

January 2014

December 2013

  • December 20, 2013
    breaking: Physicists look toward the high-energy horizon
    A panel met at Brookhaven National Laboratory to chart the course for US investment in particle physics experiments.
  • December 18, 2013
    breaking: CERN’s Lego scavenger hunt
    Somewhere inside the CERN Computing Centre lurk a werewolf, a gorilla, a leprechaun and other tiny exotic creatures. How many can you find?
  • December 18, 2013
    breaking: The value of fundamental research
    The winners and finalists of this year’s $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize convened to discuss strategies for elevating the public’s awareness and knowledge of theoretical physics.
  • December 16, 2013
    breaking: Mu2e attracts magnet experts
    By tapping into specialized knowledge around the world, the Mu2e collaboration will undertake a first-of-its-kind experiment. 
  • December 9, 2013
    breaking: Chinese collider expands particle zoo
    China’s Beijing Electron-Positron Collider seems to be hosting a reunion; members of a poorly understood family of particles keep popping up in their data, which may help clarify the properties of this reclusive family.

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