symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


applied science

June 2015

May 2015

  • May 14, 2015
    application: The accelerator in the Louvre
    The Accélérateur Grand Louvre d’analyse élémentaire solves ancient mysteries with powerful particle beams.

February 2015

January 2015

  • January 6, 2015
    application: Accelerator-powered carbon dating
    An accelerator-driven form of carbon dating advances everything from archaeology to personalized medicine.

December 2014

  • December 18, 2014
    day in the life: Physicist turned carbon-catcher
    Particle physics inspires Arizona State University professor Klaus Lackner's work on climate change.

November 2014

  • November 24, 2014
    commentary: Creating a spark
    Science has a long history of creativity generated through collaboration between fields.

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