symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

June 2015

  • June 25, 2015
    signal to background: Exploring dark energy with robots
    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will produce a 3-D space map using a ‘hive’ of robots. 
  • June 24, 2015
    signal to background: Seeing in gamma rays
    The latest sky maps produced by Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope combine seven years of observations.

March 2015

February 2015

  • February 12, 2015
    signal to background: Craft astrophysics
    Technicians on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey may be the last members of a spectroscopic survey to use hand-plugged fiber plates.

September 2014

  • September 22, 2014
    breaking: Cosmic dust proves prevalent
    Space dust accounts for at least some of the possible signal of cosmic inflation the BICEP2 experiment announced in March. How much remains to be seen.
  • September 12, 2014
    day in the life: Astrophysics at the edge of the Earth
    Conducting research at the South Pole takes a unique level of commitment.

July 2014

  • July 24, 2014
    signal to background: How to weigh a galaxy cluster
    The study of galaxy clusters is bringing scientists closer to an understanding of the “dark” universe.

May 2014

April 2014

  • April 23, 2014
    signal to background: A ‘crack in the cosmic egg’
    The recent BICEP2 discovery of evidence for cosmic inflation might point to new physics.

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 21, 2014
    breaking: ‘Black widow’ pulsars consume their mates
    With a deadly embrace, ‘spidery’ pulsars devour their partners. One such pulsar is the first rapidly spinning black widow to be discovered using only gamma rays.

January 2014