symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


applied science

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.

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