symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

Fermilab

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
    breaking: Massive neutrino detector moved into place
    The 30-ton MicroBooNE detector, the cornerstone of Fermilab’s short-baseline neutrino program, will see neutrinos this year.
  • June 17, 2014
    day in the life: Science and nature
    Although the view has changed, Lucy de Barbaro still looks at life through the lens of physics.
  • June 10, 2014
    explain it in 60 seconds: Wave-particle duality
    The concept of wave-particle duality ascribes two seemingly contradictory traits to a single object.
  • June 4, 2014
    breaking: MINOS result narrows field for sterile neutrinos
    Data collected at the long-running MINOS experiment stacks evidence against the existence of these theoretical particles. 

May 2014

  • 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 15, 2014
    signal to background: Long-distance neutrino search
    For some physicists, remote operations centers bring neutrino experiments closer to home.
  • 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 7, 2014
    essay: The twin paradox
    Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln explains a well-known thought experiment examining the consequences of special relativity.
  • May 6, 2014
    logbook: NOvA’s first neutrino
    The first picture of a neutrino that traveled from Illinois to Minnesota shows the NOvA experiment’s advantage in studying neutrino properties.
  • 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 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 24, 2014
    commentary: Massive thoughts
    The Higgs boson and the neutrino fascinate the general public and particle physicists alike. Why is that?

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