symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

dark energy

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.

December 2013

  • December 20, 2013
    breaking: Physicists look toward the high-energy horizon
    A panel met at Brookhaven National Laboratory to chart the course for US investment in particle physics experiments.
  • 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.
  • December 2, 2013
    explain it in 60 seconds: Baryonic acoustic oscillations
    Scientists have found a way to study sound waves from the early universe to learn more about its history and contents. 

November 2013

  • 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.

September 2013

  • 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.

August 2013

July 2013

  • July 2, 2013
    feature: Secrets of the early universe
    Planck, the space telescope that this year revealed unprecedentedly detailed information about the early universe, is just getting started.

April 2013

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