symmetry magazine

dimensions of particle physics

dimensions of particle physics

A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication


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.
  • 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.