symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication



September 2014

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

September 2013

  • September 25, 2013
    signal to background: Adler Planetarium throws ‘Particle Party’
    Fermilab physicists and educators mingled with young adult science enthusiasts at Adler After Dark.
  • September 25, 2013
    signal to background: More than a game
    Astrophysicists find a new use for the video cards that give computer games that movie quality: crunching scientific data.
  • September 3, 2013
    breaking: The Dark Energy Survey begins
    Over the next five years, scientists will capture some of the grandest images of the cosmos ever seen and use them to probe the mystery of dark energy.