symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

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.
  • December 5, 2014
    signal to background: Vacuuming the ATLAS detector
    One hundred scientists and engineers recently gave the ATLAS detector a deep cleaning in preparation for the Large Hadron Collider restart.
  • December 3, 2014
    signal to background: Searching for a dark light
    A new experiment at Jefferson Lab is on the hunt for dark photons, hypothetical messengers of an invisible universe.
  • December 2, 2014
    signal to background: Muon versus the volcano
    Particles produced by cosmic rays enter volcanoes and live to tell the tale.

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.