symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


science topics

October 2014

  • October 30, 2014
    signal to background : Reading the heavens with your phone

    Two groups have released early versions of apps to turn your smart phone into a cosmic ray detector.

  • October 28, 2014
    signal to background : Scientists mull potential gamma-ray study sites

    An international panel is working to determine the two locations from which the Cherenkov Telescope Array will observe the gamma-ray sky.

  • October 27, 2014
    signal to background : TEDx goes to CERN

    Inventors, educators and scientists inspired audiences at this year’s TEDxCERN.

  • October 24, 2014
    explain it in 60 seconds : Cosmic inflation

    Cosmic inflation refers to a period of rapid, accelerated expansion that scientists think took place about 14 billion years ago.

  • 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 21, 2014
    feature : Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud

    These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.

  • October 20, 2014
    breaking : Transatlantic data-transfer gets a boost

    New links will improve the flow of data from the Large Hadron Collider to US institutions.

  • 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.