symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



March 2013

February 2013

  • February 22, 2013
    breaking: Linear collider plans move forward
    A new international organization will guide the development of a $7.78 billion particle accelerator that could be heir to the Large Hadron Collider.
  • February 15, 2013
    breaking: Cosmic rays born in supernova aftermath
    One hundred years after the discovery of cosmic rays, a team of particle astrophysicists has definitively determined one source of these abundant yet enigmatic particles.
  • February 13, 2013
    breaking: Achievement unlocked: 100 petabytes of data
    Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider reached a milestone in data collection just before the accelerator’s last collisions for the next two years.
  • February 11, 2013
    breaking: RHIC readies for run 13
    Cool-down begins in preparation for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider’s next run.
  • February 3, 2013
    breaking: Drell and Gates receive National Medal
    Two scientists whose work has made a lasting impact on particle physics received the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony.
  • February 1, 2013
    breaking: Energy Secretary Steven Chu to step down
    Steven Chu has announced his decision not to serve a second term as US Secretary of Energy.
  • February 1, 2013
    breaking: Priorities in particle physics
    A first draft of the European Strategy for Particle Physics places emphasis on research at the Large Hadron Collider.

January 2013

  • January 29, 2013
    breaking: BaBar searches for new physics in invisible decays
    On the hunt for physics beyond the Standard Model, scientists recently searched BaBar data for evidence of invisible particles.
  • January 25, 2013
    breaking: We are all made of star stuff, thanks to the W
    Physicists announced 30 years ago the discovery of the W boson, a particle that remains an important topic of research.
  • January 23, 2013
    breaking: Say hello to CERN
    Scientists, engineers and other personalities from Europe’s largest physics lab begin a new series of “Hangout with CERN” video chats.
  • January 21, 2013
    breaking: A bullet through an apple
    Physicists have begun the first full run of proton-lead collisions in the Large Hadron Collider to learn more about the beginning of our universe.
  • January 10, 2013
    breaking: Midwest muon experiments carry on East Coast legacy
    As researchers across the United States—and around the world—plan two new supersymmetry-hunting experiments to be located at Fermilab, symmetry writer Joseph Piergrossi sat down with collaborators from Boston University to learn more about the projects’ goals and history.
  • January 3, 2013
    breaking: The gift of beam: Neutron therapy restarts at Fermilab
    With a new power source operating at Fermilab's accelerator complex, the laboratory reopened its cancer treatment facility over the holidays.

December 2012

  • December 19, 2012
    breaking: US-CERN partnership to accelerate neutrino research
    US institutions are working with the SHINE experiment at CERN to better understand the particle interactions that produce neutrinos.
  • December 13, 2012
    breaking: Ironing out an astrophysics problem
    Using an X-ray laser, scientists unravel the longstanding conundrum of why extreme plasmas in space look different than expected.
  • December 12, 2012
    breaking: DOE grants CD-1 approval to LBNE project
    The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment took another step forward, receiving approval from the US Department of Energy for the first phase of the project.