symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

April 2015

March 2015

  • March 12, 2015
    signal to background: Einstein's most famous equation
    You’ve heard of Einstein’s E=mc2, but what does it mean?
  • March 11, 2015
    signal to background: Buying into physics
    A scientist sets out to augment particle physics funding through crowdfunding.
  • March 5, 2015
    signal to background: A second chance at a PhD in physics
    At each step on the path to a physics PhD, the percentage of students from underrepresented groups drops. The APS Bridge Program aims to fix that.
  • March 3, 2015
    signal to background: A telescope that tells you when to look up
    The LSST system will alert scientists to changes in space in near-real time.

February 2015

  • February 23, 2015
    signal to background: Video: LHC experiments prep for restart
    Engineers and technicians have begun to close experiments in preparation for the next run.
  • February 19, 2015
    signal to background: Physics for the people
    Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.
  • February 13, 2015
    signal to background: What’s new for LHC Run II
    The Large Hadron Collider gears up for restart.
  • February 12, 2015
    signal to background: Craft astrophysics
    Technicians on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey may be the last members of a spectroscopic survey to use hand-plugged fiber plates.
  • February 10, 2015
    signal to background: Physics Valentines
    In love? Or just the opposite? Express how you feel with physics-inspired Valentines—and anti-Valentines—courtesy of symmetry.
  • February 6, 2015
    signal to background: Q&A: Steven Molaro, ‘The Big Bang Theory’
    The show’s executive producer explains how a niche particle physics blog wound up in a recent plot.
  • February 5, 2015
    signal to background: Scientists take to YouTube for #mylinearcollider
    A video campaign shows international support for construction of the International Linear Collider.

January 2015

December 2014

  • December 11, 2014
    signal to background: ICARUS hits the road
    A giant neutrino detector is traveling by truck from the Italian Gran Sasso laboratories to CERN to get ready for a new life.
  • December 9, 2014
    signal to background: New books for the physics fan
    These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.