symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


signal to background

October 2014

  • 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.
  • October 17, 2014
    signal to background: High schoolers try high-powered physics
    The winners of CERN's Beam Line for Schools competition conducted research at Europe’s largest physics laboratory.
  • October 15, 2014
    signal to background: Top quark still raising questions
    Why are scientists still interested in the heaviest fundamental particle nearly 20 years after its discovery?
  • October 14, 2014
    signal to background: Jokes for nerds
    Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith fuels ‘Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’ with grad student humor and almost half of a physics degree.
  • October 13, 2014
    signal to background: Q&A: Katherine Freese
    The new director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics talks neutrinos, women in science, and the hunt for dark matter.
  • October 10, 2014
    signal to background: ‘CERN People’ tells it like it is
    A new video series about scientists at CERN pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a physicist during a pivotal time in the field.
  • October 8, 2014
    signal to background: Science Hack Day
    Astrophysicists inspire space-related projects at a 24-hour hack-a-thon in San Francisco.

September 2014

  • September 26, 2014
    signal to background: CERN gets new Guinness World Records title
    The global authority on superlatives celebrates a tiny particle found in a massive machine.
  • September 17, 2014
    signal to background: XKCD creator answers ‘What if?’
    Randall Munroe, author of the webcomic xkcd, has found another outlet for his inquisitive nature.
  • September 15, 2014
    signal to background: Sci-fi writers, scientists imagine the future
    A new project pairs science fiction authors with scientists to envision worlds that are both inspiring and achievable.
  • September 9, 2014
    signal to background: True tales of science
    When two theoretical physicists crossed paths at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, the Story Collider was born.
  • September 3, 2014
    signal to background: Watching ‘the clock’ at the LHC
    As time ticks down to the restart of the Large Hadron Collider, scientists are making sure their detectors run like clockwork.

August 2014

July 2014

  • July 28, 2014
    signal to background: NOvA detector takes shape
    Members of the NOvA neutrino experiment celebrated their progress with a visit to their massive detector in northern Minnesota.
  • July 24, 2014
    signal to background: How to weigh a galaxy cluster
    The study of galaxy clusters is bringing scientists closer to an understanding of the “dark” universe.