symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

applied science

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

December 2013

  • December 10, 2013
    day in the life: The scale of things
    Geoffrey West applies his ‘physics way of thinking’ to biology and urban life.

November 2013

  • November 13, 2013
    day in the life: Scientist detects danger with physics
    Munir Muniruzzaman has used his physics know-how to help in hospitals and war zones alike.
  • November 7, 2013
    signal to background: Computer tennis, anyone?
    Brookhaven Lab’s 1958 innovation earns a prominent place in the history of video games.
  • 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.

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