symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



August 2015

July 2015

  • July 1, 2015
    signal to background: Higgs factory proposed for Beijing
    Scientists in China hope to build a successor to the Large Hadron Collider—and take a new place on the international particle physics stage.

June 2015

  • June 5, 2015
    signal to background: Steady to a fault
    How do accelerators survive in some of the most earthquake-prone regions on Earth?

May 2015

April 2015

  • April 10, 2015
    breaking: LHC breaks energy record
    The Large Hadron Collider has beaten its own world record for accelerating particles.
  • April 5, 2015
    breaking: LHC sees first beams
    The Large Hadron Collider has circulated the first protons, ending a two-year shutdown.

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.