symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



April 2014

  • 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 11, 2014
    breaking: Tufte’s Feynman sculptures come to Fermilab
    Edward Tufte, celebrated statistician and master of informational graphics, transforms physics notations into works of art.
  • April 8, 2014
    day in the life: Searching for the holographic universe
    Physicist Aaron Chou keeps the Holometer experiment—which looks for a phenomenon whose implications border on the unreal—grounded in the realities of day-to-day operations.
  • April 3, 2014
    breaking: Possible hints of dark matter in Fermi data
    Scientists say collisions between dark matter particles might be the cause of a curious excess of gamma-ray light coming from the center of our galaxy.

March 2014

  • March 31, 2014
    signal to background: 30 years of inter-American collaboration
    Three decades ago this month, scientists from Latin America came to do research at Fermilab, forming the ties of a lasting collaboration.
  • March 27, 2014
    signal to background: Particle detector connects two generations
    Work on Fermilab's CDF detector during the more than two decades of its lifetime has been a family affair.
  • March 19, 2014
    breaking: LHC and Tevatron share first joint result
    An international team of scientists from Fermilab’s Tevatron and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has produced the world’s best value for the mass of the top quark.
  • March 18, 2014
    deconstruction: Particle physics in the United States
    More than 150 US universities and laboratories are engaged in particle physics research and technology innovation, playing important roles in the Higgs boson and cosmic inflation discoveries—and the many more revelations still to come.
  • March 11, 2014
    feature: The Instrumentation Frontier
    Devices designed for science can open both the wonders of the cosmos and new possibilities in everyday life.
  • 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.

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

  • December 20, 2013
    signal to background: Santa at nearly the speed of light
    This time of year, children who know their physics may start to question if Santa could possibly be real. As symmetry pauses for the holidays, we offer this thought experiment to put their hearts at ease.