symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


applied science

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.

October 2013

  • October 29, 2013
    feature: Why particle physics matters
    Particle physics has revolutionized the way we look at the universe. Along the way, it’s made significant impacts on other fields of science, improved daily life for people around the world and trained a new generation of scientists and computing professionals.
  • October 21, 2013
    signal to background: CERN experiment aids climate research
    Information gained through a CERN experiment that combines particle physics and atmospheric chemistry will help scientists create better climate models.

September 2013

August 2013

  • August 13, 2013
    day in the life: Fundamental forces and medicinal molecules
    Years of particle physics study helped shape immunologist Judy Lieberman’s unusual approach to protecting against devastating diseases.

July 2013

June 2013

  • June 25, 2013
    deconstruction: Around the US in 17 labs
    Chart a course to knowledge with symmetry’s interactive map of all 17 US Department of Energy national laboratories.
  • June 18, 2013
    feature: Journey from the center of the Earth
    Subatomic particles streaming from the Earth’s interior carry important evidence of the planet’s origins.
  • June 11, 2013
    day in the life: Former physicist nurtures innovation
    Cherie Goodenough finds joy in seeing science research develop into products and applications.

May 2013

April 2013

  • April 30, 2013
    signal to background: Free from the start
    Since CERN released the World Wide Web without royalties 20 years ago, the technology has flourished.