symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


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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 17, 2014
    signal to background : Not just old codgers

    During a day of talks at Stanford University, theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind explained “Why I Teach Physics to Old Codgers, and How It Got to Be a YouTube Sensation.”

  • April 16, 2014
    letter : Letter to the editor: Oldest light?

    Reader Bill Principe raises an interesting question about the headline of a recent symmetry article.

  • 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 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 10, 2014
    breaking : From quark soup to ordinary matter

    Scientists have gained new insight into how matter can change from a hot soup of particles to the matter we know today.

  • April 08, 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 07, 2014
    breaking : Expanding universe measured with precision

    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has made the most precise measurement of the expansion rate of the universe over a period of time, an important step toward understanding dark energy.

  • April 04, 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.