symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



February 2013

  • 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

November 2012

  • November 27, 2012
    breaking: Stellar black widows entrap companion stars
    Of the hundreds of objects in the universe emitting gamma rays, two look to be "black widows," ancient stars extending their lives by sucking in material from companion stars. Stanford physicist Roger Romani is hot on the trail of these extreme stars.
  • November 19, 2012
    breaking: Arrow of time prefers to point forward
    To a single, isolated particle, time’s arrow could work just as well pointing forward as backward. But it doesn’t, says the BaBar collaboration.