symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

August 2014

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.