symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

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April 2014

  • April 15, 2014
    feature: Ten things you might not know about particle accelerators
    From accelerators unexpectedly beneath your feet to a ferret that once cleaned accelerator components, symmetry shares some lesser-known facts about particle accelerators.
  • April 1, 2014
    feature: The oldest light in the universe
    The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe—for those who can read it.

March 2014

  • March 25, 2014
    feature: Superheroes and particle physics: the dynamic duo
    From Iron Man to The Flash and astrophysicists to particle physicists, superheroes and physicists help shape each other's worlds.
  • March 11, 2014
    feature: The Instrumentation Frontier
    Devices designed for science can open both the wonders of the cosmos and new possibilities in everyday life.
  • March 4, 2014
    feature: There’s an app for that
    From arcade-style fun to sophisticated simulations, these mobile downloads can supply your physics fix.

January 2014

  • January 14, 2014
    feature: Learn like a scientist
    CERN’s ATLAS experiment helps inspire a high school physics teacher to give students a more authentic research experience.

December 2013

November 2013

  • November 26, 2013
    feature: The early universe
    How is it possible to look at the earliest moments of the universe? Physicists have their ways—and what they find out will tell us a lot about how the universe works today and how it will unfold in the future.
  • November 18, 2013
    feature: Connecting the visible universe with dark matter
    Does the visible photon have a counterpart, a dark photon, that interacts with the components of dark matter?

October 2013

  • October 29, 2013
    feature: Why particle physics matters
    Particle physics has revolutionized the way we look at the universe. Along the way, it’s made significant impacts on other fields of science, improved daily life for people around the world and trained a new generation of scientists and computing professionals.

September 2013

  • September 24, 2013
    feature: The great physics quest
    In their search for fundamental truths, particle physicists have a lot in common with explorers everywhere. 

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

  • May 28, 2013
    feature: Exploring the universal glue
    Our visible universe is built mostly of glue, which generates roughly 98 percent of visible mass. Now, an experiment is gearing up to study novel manifestations of that glue.

February 2013

  • February 12, 2013
    feature: Neutrinos, the Standard Model misfits
    For years, scientists thought that neutrinos fit perfectly into the Standard Model. But they don't. By better understanding these strange, elusive particles, scientists seek to better understand the workings of all the universe, one discovery at a time.
  • February 4, 2013
    feature: What’s next for the Large Hadron Collider?
    Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider made a major discovery, but the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator is just getting started.

January 2013

  • January 28, 2013
    feature: Illuminating the dark universe
    The pursuit of dark matter and dark energy is one of the most exciting—and most challenging—areas of science. Now researchers think they’re beginning to close in.

December 2012

  • December 18, 2012
    feature: A model partnership
    Bucking the “ivory tower” stereotype, particle theorists dive into Large Hadron Collider experimental searches and come up with a new way to look at the data.

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