symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



March 2015

  • March 24, 2015
    breaking: LHC will not restart this week
    Engineers and technicians may need to warm up and recool a section of the accelerator before they can introduce particles.

December 2014

November 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

  • 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 4, 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.

March 2014

  • March 21, 2014
    signal to background: Accelerator, stonewashed
    Taking a page out of the jeans manufacturers' playbook, researchers use stonewashing machines to perfect equipment for a future International Linear Collider.
  • March 12, 2014
    breaking: Klystrons for industry
    SLAC partners with industry to produce klystrons, the heart of accelerators in labs and medical facilities around the world.

February 2014

  • February 19, 2014
    breaking: Cosmic rays on demand
    At SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers are using a particle accelerator to help them search for the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

January 2014

December 2013

  • December 11, 2013
    signal to background: Exhibit brings the LHC to London
    Visitors to London’s Science Museum can now take a simulated tour of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider.

November 2013

  • November 5, 2013
    application: How particle physics can save your life
    From new medicines to cancer treatment, the tools of particle physics play an important role in hospitals around the world.

October 2013

  • October 3, 2013
    breaking: Light rays do the twist
    Accelerator physicists at SLAC have manipulated electron bunches to generate twisted light.

September 2013

July 2013

  • July 25, 2013
    breaking: Stony Brook physicists test new detector
    Using a new test-beam facility at SLAC, Stony Brook researchers are working to develop the next generation of cutting-edge particle detectors.
  • July 11, 2013
    breaking: Future LHC super-magnets pass muster
    Scientists in the US LHC Accelerator Research Program have successfully tested superconducting magnets needed to increase LHC collisions tenfold.