symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

  • 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 24, 2014
    application: Computing power for all
    The Open Science Grid enables faster, more efficient analysis of LHC data—and also contributes to advancements in fields from geology to medicine.
  • June 16, 2014
    logbook: The supersymmetric bet
    Particle physicists playfully take sides over whether the Large Hadron Collider is likely to discover evidence of Supersymmetry.
  • June 12, 2014
    breaking: Researchers imagine the accelerators of the future
    At the LHC Physics Conference in New York, experts looked to the next steps in collider physics.
  • June 6, 2014
    breaking: LHCb glimpses possible sign of new physics
    A result presented at the LHC Physics conference in New York could show a crack in the Standard Model.

May 2014

April 2014

  • April 25, 2014
    signal to background: Research abroad, CERN style
    Students from US universities work on LHC experiments through a new research abroad program.
  • April 21, 2014
    signal to background: Tracking particles faster at the LHC
    A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
  • April 15, 2014
    feature: Ten things you might not know about particle accelerators
    From accelerators unexpectedly beneath your feet to a ferret that once cleaned accelerator components, symmetry shares some lesser-known facts about particle accelerators.
  • April 4, 2014
    breaking: LHC begins long road to restart
    Physicists have begun to reawaken CERN’s accelerator complex, with a goal of having beam ready for the next run of the LHC in early 2015.

March 2014

  • March 6, 2014
    signal to background: Physics by hand
    To encourage discussion and engagement, a physics forum has banned PowerPoint slides in favor of low-tech whiteboards.
  • March 3, 2014
    breaking: ‘Particle Fever’ opens in the US
    Particle Fever, a documentary that follows scientists involved in research at the Large Hadron Collider, opens this week in select theaters across the United States.

January 2014