symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


dark energy

July 2015

  • July 7, 2015
    feature: What is dark energy?
    It’s everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is.

June 2015

  • June 4, 2015
    signal to background: The universe at your fingertips
    Raw images from the DECam Legacy Survey’s new image archive will appear online the day after they are taken.

April 2015

  • April 30, 2015
    signal to background: DECam’s far-out forays
    The Dark Energy Camera does even more than its name would lead you to believe.
  • April 7, 2015
    feature: Our flat universe
    Not a curve in sight, as far as the eye can see.

February 2015

  • February 19, 2015
    signal to background: Physics for the people
    Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.

January 2015

  • January 22, 2015
    signal to background: DECam’s nearby discoveries
    The Dark Energy Camera does more than its name would lead you to believe.
  • January 12, 2015
    signal to background: Mirror, mirror
    After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

December 2014

  • December 9, 2014
    signal to background: New books for the physics fan
    These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.

November 2014

  • November 4, 2014
    signal to background: The rise of astrostatistics
    Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.

October 2014

  • October 21, 2014
    feature: Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud
    These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.
  • October 13, 2014
    signal to background: Q&A: Katherine Freese
    The new director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics talks neutrinos, women in science, and the hunt for dark matter.

August 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.

June 2014

  • June 27, 2014
    signal to background: Getting the jump on big data for LSST
    Efforts are already underway to ensure that the data the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collects will be ready to be mined for scientific gold.

May 2014

April 2014

  • April 7, 2014
    breaking: Expanding universe measured with precision
    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has made the most precise measurement of the expansion rate of the universe over a period of time, an important step toward understanding dark energy.
  • April 1, 2014
    feature: The oldest light in the universe
    The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe—for those who can read it.

January 2014

  • January 28, 2014
    breaking: A new dark-energy detector on the horizon
    A dark-energy detector under development at Fermilab uses a different technique to generate full-color images of astronomical objects.