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dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

signal to background

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. 
  • June 24, 2015
    signal to background: Seeing in gamma rays
    The latest sky maps produced by Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope combine seven years of observations.
  • June 23, 2015
    signal to background: Bringing neutrino research back to India
    The India-based Neutrino Observatory will provide a home base for Indian particle physicists.
  • June 18, 2015
    signal to background: Mathematician to know: Emmy Noether
    Noether's theorem is a thread woven into the fabric of the science.
  • June 11, 2015
    signal to background: Q&A: New director-general of KEK
    Masanori Yamauchi started his three-year term as head of Japan’s major center of particle physics research this spring.
  • June 9, 2015
    signal to background: Japan’s next big neutrino project
    The proposed Hyper-K experiment would dwarf its predecessor.
  • June 5, 2015
    signal to background: Steady to a fault
    How do accelerators survive in some of the most earthquake-prone regions on Earth?

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