symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


science topics

September 2014

  • September 17, 2014
    signal to background : XKCD creator answers ‘What if?’

    Randall Munroe, author of the webcomic xkcd, has found another outlet for his inquisitive nature.

  • September 16, 2014
    feature : Science gets social

    If you like your science with a cup of coffee, a pint of beer or a raucous crowd, these events may be for you.

  • September 15, 2014
    signal to background : Sci-fi writers, scientists imagine the future

    A new project pairs science fiction authors with scientists to envision worlds that are both inspiring and achievable.

  • September 12, 2014
    day in the life : Astrophysics at the edge of the Earth

    Conducting research at the South Pole takes a unique level of commitment.

  • September 11, 2014
    essay : What Hawking really meant

    Fermilab physicist Don Lincoln explains the idea of a metastable universe, what it has to do with the Higgs boson, and why we're still in good shape.

  • September 09, 2014
    signal to background : True tales of science

    When two theoretical physicists crossed paths at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, the Story Collider was born.

  • September 04, 2014
    deconstruction : Forecasting the future

    Physicists and other scientists use the GEANT4 toolkit to identify problems before they occur.

  • September 03, 2014
    signal to background : Watching ‘the clock’ at the LHC

    As time ticks down to the restart of the Large Hadron Collider, scientists are making sure their detectors run like clockwork.

  • September 02, 2014
    feature : Detectors in daily life

    Not only are particle detectors essential to making discoveries in particle physics, they also play important roles in industry, science and medicine.

August 2014