symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



April 2014

  • April 4, 2014
    breaking: LHC begins long road to restart
    Physicists have begun to reawaken CERN’s accelerator complex, with a goal of having beam ready for the next run of the LHC in early 2015.
  • April 3, 2014
    breaking: Possible hints of dark matter in Fermi data
    Scientists say collisions between dark matter particles might be the cause of a curious excess of gamma-ray light coming from the center of our galaxy.

March 2014

  • March 19, 2014
    breaking: LHC and Tevatron share first joint result
    An international team of scientists from Fermilab’s Tevatron and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has produced the world’s best value for the mass of the top quark.
  • 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?