symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

  • November 11, 2014
    feature: The November Revolution
    Forty years ago, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe.

October 2014

  • October 21, 2014
    feature: Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud
    These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.
  • October 3, 2014
    feature: To catch a gravitational wave
    Advanced LIGO, designed to detect gravitational waves, will eventually be 1000 times more powerful than its predecessor.

September 2014

  • September 30, 2014
    feature: Accelerating the fight against cancer
    As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective—and more available to cancer patients in the United States.
  • September 23, 2014
    feature: When research worlds collide
    Particle physicists and scientists from other disciplines are finding ways to help one another answer critical questions.
  • September 16, 2014
    feature: Science gets social
    If you like your science with a cup of coffee, a pint of beer or a raucous crowd, these events may be for you.
  • September 2, 2014
    feature: Detectors in daily life
    Not only are particle detectors essential to making discoveries in particle physics, they also play important roles in industry, science and medicine.

August 2014

July 2014

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.