symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

 

dark matter

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.

September 2014

  • September 18, 2014
    breaking: Pursuit of dark matter progresses at AMS
    A possible sign of dark matter will eventually become clear, according to promising signs from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment.

August 2014

  • August 8, 2014
    breaking: Open access to the universe
    A team of scientists generated a giant cosmic simulation—and now they're giving it away.

July 2014

May 2014

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.

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