symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

November 2014

  • November 25, 2014
    signal to background: Students join the hunt for exotic new physics
    Students will help the MoEDAL experiment at CERN seek evidence of magnetic monopoles, microscopic black holes and other phenomena.
  • November 18, 2014
    signal to background: Auger reveals subtlety in cosmic rays
    Scientists home in on the make-up of cosmic rays, which are more nuanced than previously thought.
  • November 13, 2014
    signal to background: Big lessons from a Tiny Titan
    When it comes to explaining how a massive machine works, sometimes smaller is better.
  • November 12, 2014
    signal to background: Ancient pigments, modern mystery
    When Chinese workers searching for water found the famous Terracotta Warriors instead, they brought to light a scientific mystery.
  • November 6, 2014
    signal to background: The intersection of art and science
    Statistician Edward Tufte turns scientific notations into artwork.
  • November 4, 2014
    signal to background: The rise of astrostatistics
    Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.

October 2014

  • October 30, 2014
    signal to background: Reading the heavens with your phone
    Two groups have released early versions of apps to turn your smart phone into a cosmic ray detector.
  • October 28, 2014
    signal to background: Scientists mull potential gamma-ray study sites
    An international panel is working to determine the two locations from which the Cherenkov Telescope Array will observe the gamma-ray sky.
  • October 27, 2014
    signal to background: TEDx goes to CERN
    Inventors, educators and scientists inspired audiences at this year’s TEDxCERN.
  • October 23, 2014
    signal to background: Australia’s first dark matter experiment
    A proposed dark matter experiment would use two underground detectors, one in each hemisphere.
  • October 17, 2014
    signal to background: High schoolers try high-powered physics
    The winners of CERN's Beam Line for Schools competition conducted research at Europe’s largest physics laboratory.
  • October 15, 2014
    signal to background: Top quark still raising questions
    Why are scientists still interested in the heaviest fundamental particle nearly 20 years after its discovery?
  • October 14, 2014
    signal to background: Jokes for nerds
    Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith fuels ‘Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’ with grad student humor and almost half of a physics degree.
  • October 13, 2014
    signal to background: Q&A: Katherine Freese
    The new director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics talks neutrinos, women in science, and the hunt for dark matter.
  • October 10, 2014
    signal to background: ‘CERN People’ tells it like it is
    A new video series about scientists at CERN pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a physicist during a pivotal time in the field.
  • October 8, 2014
    signal to background: Science Hack Day
    Astrophysicists inspire space-related projects at a 24-hour hack-a-thon in San Francisco.

September 2014

  • September 26, 2014
    signal to background: CERN gets new Guinness World Records title
    The global authority on superlatives celebrates a tiny particle found in a massive machine.
  • September 17, 2014
    signal to background: XKCD creator answers ‘What if?’
    Randall Munroe, author of the webcomic xkcd, has found another outlet for his inquisitive nature.
  • September 15, 2014
    signal to background: Sci-fi writers, scientists imagine the future
    A new project pairs science fiction authors with scientists to envision worlds that are both inspiring and achievable.
  • September 9, 2014
    signal to background: True tales of science
    When two theoretical physicists crossed paths at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, the Story Collider was born.