symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



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 23, 2014
    breaking: Higgs boson shows scientists new tricks
    A new result from the Large Hadron Collider strengthens the case that the Higgs interacts with both types of particles in the Standard Model.
  • 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: CERN announces winners of student research competition
    The winners of the Beam Line for Schools competition will use a beam of particles at CERN to investigate one of the fundamental forces of nature and to test a home-built device.

May 2014

  • May 30, 2014
    breaking: A new heart for the ATLAS detector
    US scientists collaborated with an international team to install a new component in the core of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider.
  • 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 22, 2014
    breaking: Proposed plan for the future of US particle physics
    The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.
  • 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 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.

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 22, 2014
    day in the life: Documenting the development of discovery
    Creating a compelling story about the search for the secrets of the universe in Particle Fever helped filmmaker Mark Levinson find his calling.
  • 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 18, 2014
    signal to background: Is the universe balanced on a pinhead?
    New precise measurements of the mass of the top quark bring back the question: Is our universe inherently unstable?
  • 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 14, 2014
    breaking: CERN’s LHCb experiment sees exotic particle
    An analysis using LHC data verifies the existence of an exotic four-quark hadron.
  • 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.