symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


dark matter

April 2014

  • April 3, 2014
    breaking: Possible hints of dark matter in Fermi data
    Scientists say collisions between dark matter particles might be the cause of a curious excess of gamma-ray light coming from the center of our galaxy.
  • 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.

February 2014

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 17, 2013
    feature: Four things you might not know about dark matter
    How much do you really know about dark matter? Symmetry looks at one of the biggest remaining mysteries in particle physics.
  • 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 3, 2013
    essay: Reading in the Higgs era
    Science writer Mike Perricone presents his favorite books on particle physics and a recommended reading list for the LHC/Higgs Era (2008 to the present).

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

  • 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 20, 2013
    breaking: Scientists expand search for light dark matter
    Physicists on the CDMS experiment have devised a better way to search for a particle that, if it exists, will revolutionize our ideas about dark matter.
  • September 17, 2013
    essay: South Dakota artists explore dark matter
    When a grassroots group of artists started a gallery project centered on Sanford Lab's science, Bill Harlan, the communications director at the South Dakota underground lab, was pleasantly surprised.

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.

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

January 2013

  • January 30, 2013
    signal to background: Tiny bubbles
    A hipster detector searches for the crystalline “plink” of dark matter.