symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


dark matter

September 2015

  • September 17, 2015
    signal to background: Hitting the neutrino floor
    Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.
  • September 16, 2015
    signal to background: A light in the dark
    The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment prepares for its debut.
  • September 10, 2015
    breaking: XMASS continues dark matter debate
    XMASS is the latest of multiple experiments to contradict a previous dark matter discovery claim, but the conversation isn't over yet.

July 2015

  • July 15, 2015
    signal to background: Miraculous WIMPs
    What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates? 

May 2015

April 2015

  • April 13, 2015
    breaking: DES releases dark matter map
    The Dark Energy Survey's detailed maps may help scientists better understand galaxy formation.
  • April 9, 2015
    signal to background: Seeing dark matter without seeing
    Indirect detection experiments might be the key to discovering invisible dark matter.

February 2015

  • February 19, 2015
    signal to background: Physics for the people
    Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.
  • February 17, 2015
    feature: 10 unusual detector materials
    The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.

January 2015

  • January 27, 2015
    day in the life: Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn
    Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.
  • January 13, 2015
    feature: Dark horse of the dark matter hunt
    Dark matter might be made up of a type of particle not many scientists are looking for: the axion.
  • 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.
  • January 8, 2015
    logbook: Transition edge sensors
    An update to technology more than a century old might be key to making the next big discovery in particle physics.
  • January 7, 2015
    signal to background: Shh! DEAP is hunting dark matter
    How far will scientists go to cut through the noise in search of a subtle signal?

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.
  • December 3, 2014
    signal to background: Searching for a dark light
    A new experiment at Jefferson Lab is on the hunt for dark photons, hypothetical messengers of an invisible universe.

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 23, 2014
    signal to background: Australia’s first dark matter experiment
    A proposed dark matter experiment would use two underground detectors, one in each hemisphere.
  • 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.