symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



August 2012

July 2012

  • July 30, 2012
    breaking: Introducing... the Particle Olympics!
    With the 2012 summer Olympics underway, we at symmetry have just one question on our minds: Which particle would win which Olympic event?
  • July 27, 2012
    breaking: Fermilab deputy director judges Google Science Fair
    On July 23, Fermilab Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim joined 14 other scientists, science journalists and industry executives to judge the Google Science Fair in Palo Alto, California.
  • July 27, 2012
    breaking: Physics doo-wop group's last stand
    At their final performance on July 21, it was apparent that the members of Les Horribles Cernettes, a physics-themed doo-wop group, loved every proton of the more than 500 people that packed the annual Hardronic Music Festival at CERN.
  • July 26, 2012
    breaking: Endeavour crew members visit CERN to commemorate year of AMS
    Five U.S. astronauts spoke at CERN Wednesday to celebrate a year of data-collection by the largest experiment in space.
  • July 24, 2012
    breaking: A little light (or rather, massive) Higgs music
    Thanks to a few creative scientists, the recent discovery of a Higgs-like particle is music to more than just particle physicists’ ears.
  • July 23, 2012
    breaking: Precious cargo: Dark matter experiment set to move underground
    For the past two years, COUPP-4, a 4-kilogram bubble chamber experiment, has searched for signs of dark matter a mile underground at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario. Now that experiment is about to get company – its big brother is moving in.
  • July 20, 2012
    breaking: Department of Energy advances Fermilab’s Mu2e experiment
    Last week, Fermilab’s planned Mu2e experiment passed the second step of the Department of Energy's five-step approval process, only about a month after the DOE’s initial review.
  • July 20, 2012
    breaking: Most sensitive dark-matter detector constrains search for WIMPs
    The XENON collaboration announced this week that they detected no signs of potential dark matter particles during the last 13 months. Their results will be used to narrow the search for the unseen particles that scientists think make up most of the matter in the universe.
  • July 18, 2012
    breaking: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope nears final design phase
    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope just received another boost. The National Science Foundation announced today that it will advance the giant telescope to the final design stage.