symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

September 2015

  • September 30, 2015
    signal to background: Q&A with Fermilab’s first artist-in-residence
    Symmetry sits down with Lindsay Olson as she wraps up a year of creating art inspired by particle physics.
  • September 17, 2015
    signal to background: Hitting the neutrino floor
    Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.
  • September 16, 2015
    signal to background: A light in the dark
    The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment prepares for its debut.
  • September 15, 2015
    signal to background: Where the Higgs belongs
    The Higgs doesn’t quite fit in with the other particles of the Standard Model of particle physics.
  • September 8, 2015
    signal to background: Labs to hold particle physics photo competition
    Participants will go behind the scenes at eight particle physics laboratories in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.
  • September 3, 2015
    signal to background: Scientists below the surface
    How do you get to work when your office is a clean room a mile below ground?

August 2015

  • August 27, 2015
    signal to background: Looking for strings inside inflation
    Theorists from the Institute for Advanced Study have proposed a way forward in the quest to test string theory.
  • August 20, 2015
    signal to background: Q&A: Marcelle Soares-Santos
    Scientist Marcelle Soares-Santos talks about Brazil, neutron stars and a love of discovery.
  • August 13, 2015
    signal to background: MicroBooNE sees first cosmic muons
    The experiment will begin collecting data from a neutrino beam in October.
  • August 12, 2015
    signal to background: Q&A: Underground machinist
    What’s it like being the machinist at the deepest machine shop in the world?
  • August 11, 2015
    signal to background: Testing the nature of neutrinos
    The Majorana Demonstrator experiment is looking for a sign that neutrinos are their own antiparticles.
  • August 5, 2015
    signal to background: The mystery of particle generations
    Why are there three almost identical copies of each particle of matter?

July 2015

  • July 30, 2015
    signal to background: One Higgs is the loneliest number
    Physicists discovered one type of Higgs boson in 2012. Now they’re looking for more.
  • July 22, 2015
    signal to background: Underground plans
    The Super-Kamiokande collaboration has approved a project to improve the sensitivity of the Super-K neutrino detector.
  • July 16, 2015
    signal to background: Something goes bump in the data
    The CMS and ATLAS experiments at the LHC see something mysterious, but it’s too soon to pop the Champagne.
  • July 15, 2015
    signal to background: Miraculous WIMPs
    What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates? 
  • July 9, 2015
    signal to background: More data, no problem
    Scientists are ready to handle the increased data of the current run of the Large Hadron Collider.
  • July 2, 2015
    signal to background: The wonderful thing about triggers
    Physicist Jim Pivarski explains how particle detectors know when to record data.
  • July 1, 2015
    signal to background: Higgs factory proposed for Beijing
    Scientists in China hope to build a successor to the Large Hadron Collider—and take a new place on the international particle physics stage.

June 2015

  • June 25, 2015
    signal to background: Exploring dark energy with robots
    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will produce a 3-D space map using a ‘hive’ of robots.