symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



March 2014

February 2014

  • February 25, 2014
    gallery: Imagine the beam
    A former physicist uses accelerator data to create artistic visualizations.

October 2013

  • October 22, 2013
    gallery: Unanswered questions
    Do you think scientists have the answers to all the questions? As these researchers admit, there’s still so much to discover. Particle physics is brimming with mysteries and unknowns.

August 2013

  • August 22, 2013
    gallery: Fermi’s first five years
    In its first five years gazing at the gamma-ray sky, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope provided new insights into cosmic puzzles ranging from dark matter to blazars—and added a few new puzzles to the list. 
  • August 6, 2013
    gallery: Big move
    For a little over a month this summer, a huge electromagnet slowly journeyed from New York to Illinois, offering great photo opportunities along the way.

July 2013

  • July 23, 2013
    gallery: From accelerator to art
    Fermilab physicist Todd Johnson spends his work and vacation hours with accelerators. What he produces during each are two very different things.

March 2013

September 2012

  • September 25, 2012
    gallery: Streaming science
    What may be the world’s largest freestanding plastic structure is taking shape in Ash River, Minn. You’re invited to watch.
  • September 5, 2012
    gallery: SLAC at 50
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory honors its five-decade history as it forges ahead into new areas of scientific research.

June 2012

  • June 1, 2012
    gallery: Theater amongst neutrinos
    In Gran Sasso National Laboratory’s cavernous Hall B, beneath 1400 meters of rock, amongst huge detectors of neutrinos and dark matter, Italian actor Marco Paolini spoke. And more than one million people listened—and watched.

February 2012

  • February 1, 2012
    gallery: Kate Findlay: Collider quilts
    The Large Hadron Collider, a steely pinnacle of physics and engineering, doesn't generally bring soft, snuggly thoughts to mind. But that may change for people who see Kate Findlay''s quilts.

October 2011

  • October 1, 2011
    gallery: NOvA construction
    Close to the Canadian border, near an area known as the Boundary Waters, scientists are building an experiment to discover how neutrino masses stack up. They aim to get closer to understanding how matter came to dominate antimatter in our universe.

February 2011

October 2010

  • October 1, 2010
    gallery: Charles Jencks: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
    It all started with a swimming hole. In 1988, Maggie Keswick, the wife of noted architect and designer Charles Jencks, had a swamp dug up on her family's Scottish estate to create a place for their children to swim. To Jencks, the excavated earth provided an opportunity not just to shape the estate''s landscape, but to invent a new grammar of landscape design.

August 2010

  • August 1, 2010
    gallery: Kate Nichols: Color by physics
    An artist's search for a new way to create color could compel science to ask a few new questions of its own.

June 2010

  • June 1, 2010
    gallery: John Zaklikowski: From junked part to detector art
    Over the years, John Zaklikowski raided his savings account to purchase every mother board, cell phone and floppy disk in sight. Now he’s used them to create artwork modeled on large-scale particle physics experiments.

April 2010

December 2009

  • December 1, 2009
    gallery: Hypermusic prologue
    What opera and physics may have in common, more than anything else, is their tendency to make most people cringe or fall asleep. Can an avant-garde opera that compares self-exploration to the physics of multiple dimensions invigorate audiences? The creators of Hypermusic Prologue, A Projective Opera in Seven Planes seem to think so.

August 2009

  • August 1, 2009
    gallery: Takuya Uruno: Kasoku Kids
    In Japanese, Takuya Uruno's first name means "pioneer." In his 25-year career as a professional Manga artist, Uruno has been steadfast in living up to the title. He has spent only five years working on the popular serials that Manga is most commonly associated with and another 20 working in advertising and public relations, trying to find ways that Manga can function as something more than entertainment.

July 2009

  • July 1, 2009
    gallery: Accidental beauties
    These exquisite test samples transcend their original purpose—ensuring all the metal parts of SLAC accelerators and detectors are flawless.