symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



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

December 2013

  • December 6, 2013
    breaking: US particle physicists look to space
    A panel met at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to look for promising routes to the study of dark matter, dark energy and other phenomena.

November 2013

  • November 27, 2013
    signal to background: The world’s oldest astronomers
    Scientists in Japan use ancient trees to look back on the history of our local cosmos, and discover a mystery.
  • November 22, 2013
    signal to background: Mock data, real science
    In scientific circles, “mock” is not always a four-letter word. Through mock-data competitions, astrophysicists check their work.
  • November 21, 2013
    breaking: Cosmic explosion calls theory into question
    Observations of a rare cosmic explosion challenge scientists’ theoretical understanding of how gamma-ray bursts work.
  • November 8, 2013
    logbook: Ultra-high-energy neutrinos
    Scientists on the IceCube experiment discovered two extraterrestrial neutrinos with energies higher than any neutrino anyone had detected before.
  • November 4, 2013
    signal to background: New planetarium show lights up the dark
    Particle astrophysicists are helping illuminate the dark side of the universe for a new show at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

October 2013