symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

July 2014

June 2014

  • June 27, 2014
    signal to background: Getting the jump on big data for LSST
    Efforts are already underway to ensure that the data the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collects will be ready to be mined for scientific gold.
  • June 26, 2014
    signal to background: Measuring the lifetime of the Higgs boson
    Scientists are looking for new ways to determine the quick-as-a-thought lifetime of the Higgs boson, which could point the way to new physics.
  • June 20, 2014
    signal to background: The art of back-of-the-envelope calculations
    Students estimate their way through pop culture problems to learn a life skill.
  • June 9, 2014
    signal to background: Science and diplomacy: Q&A with William Colglazier
    The science and technology adviser to the US Secretary of State discusses how science and diplomacy can serve one another.
  • June 2, 2014
    signal to background: More than math
    MIT teaches physics students about another side of scientific life—communication.

May 2014

  • May 29, 2014
    signal to background: Q&A: Rick Field, the physicist in the family
    Physicist Rick Field discusses physics, Hollywood and a recent appearance by his sister, actress Sally Field, on the Late Show with David Letterman.
  • May 27, 2014
    signal to background: The physics of dance
    Two Yale professors thrive where calculation meets choreography.
  • May 16, 2014
    signal to background: The search for dark matter at the LHC
    When the Large Hadron Collider restarts, it will be an even more powerful dark-matter-hunting machine.
  • May 15, 2014
    signal to background: Long-distance neutrino search
    For some physicists, remote operations centers bring neutrino experiments closer to home.
  • May 9, 2014
    signal to background: Science fiction or science fact?
    In a new class at Duke University, professors from different realms explore the intersection of literature and physics.
  • May 8, 2014
    signal to background: Saving the Feynman van
    A team of Richard Feynman’s friends and fans banded together to restore the Nobel laureate’s most famous vehicle.
  • May 5, 2014
    signal to background: Scientists to map universe in 3-D HD
    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will create the clearest three-dimensional map yet of one-third of the sky.
  • May 2, 2014
    signal to background: A tinkerer models a cosmic camera
    An engineer at SLAC laboratory constructed a full-scale model of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's cryostat in his spare time.
  • May 1, 2014
    signal to background: Keeping things awesome on the Dark Energy Survey
    Scientists stay inspired in their sometimes tedious task of inspecting photographs taken in the Dark Energy Survey’s ambitious cataloging of one-eighth of the sky.

April 2014

  • April 28, 2014
    signal to background: Meet the next director of TRIUMF
    In July, Johns Hopkins University physicist Jonathan Bagger will begin a six-year term as director of TRIUMF laboratory in Vancouver.