symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

applied science

October 2014

  • October 8, 2014
    signal to background: Science Hack Day
    Astrophysicists inspire space-related projects at a 24-hour hack-a-thon in San Francisco.

September 2014

  • September 30, 2014
    feature: Accelerating the fight against cancer
    As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective—and more available to cancer patients in the United States.
  • September 23, 2014
    feature: When research worlds collide
    Particle physicists and scientists from other disciplines are finding ways to help one another answer critical questions.
  • September 2, 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

  • August 28, 2014
    feature: Particle physics to aid nuclear cleanup
    Cosmic rays can help scientists do something no one else can: safely image the interior of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
  • August 21, 2014
    signal to background: LHC physicist takes on new type of collisions
    A former Large Hadron Collider researcher brings his knowledge of high-energy collisions to a new hockey game.
  • August 19, 2014
    day in the life: A whole-Earth approach
    Ecologist John Harte applies principles from his former life as a physicist to his work trying to save the planet.
  • August 12, 2014
    breaking: Rare isotopes facility underway at Michigan State
    In July 140 truckloads of concrete arrived at Michigan State University to begin construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

July 2014

June 2014

  • June 20, 2014
    signal to background: The art of back-of-the-envelope calculations
    Students estimate their way through pop culture problems to learn a life skill.
  • June 17, 2014
    day in the life: Science and nature
    Although the view has changed, Lucy de Barbaro still looks at life through the lens of physics.
  • June 3, 2014
    application: Beam on: My father’s fight with cancer
    After working with particle accelerators his entire professional career, Heather Rock Woods’ father placed himself in the path of a beam to fight cancer.

May 2014

April 2014

  • April 28, 2014
    signal to background: Meet the next director of TRIUMF
    In July, Johns Hopkins University physicist Jonathan Bagger will begin a six-year term as director of TRIUMF laboratory in Vancouver.
  • April 24, 2014
    commentary: Massive thoughts
    The Higgs boson and the neutrino fascinate the general public and particle physicists alike. Why is that?

February 2014

  • February 25, 2014
    signal to background: DECam pinpoints asteroid
    When weather prevented other telescopes from tracking a potentially hazardous asteroid, the Dark Energy Camera stepped in.
  • February 20, 2014
    day in the life: Statistically significant
    Michelangelo D’Agostino taps his physics ingenuity daily as a data scientist.
  • February 4, 2014
    application: A second chance at sight
    Silicon microstrip detectors, a staple in particle physics experiments, provide information that may be critical to restoring vision to some who lost it.

January 2014

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