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11/13/19
Quanta

Three physicists wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.

11/13/19
Nature

Ultrasensitive experiments on trapped antiprotons provide a window onto possible differences between matter and antimatter. Now they could also shed light on the identity of dark matter.

11/12/19
Science

A controversial dark matter claim may be making a comeback. 

11/06/19
CERN

At its 195th Session today, the CERN Council selected Fabiola Gianotti as the Organization’s next Director-General, for her second term of office.

A new view into the history of the universe

11/19/19

With an upgrade to the Super-Kamiokande detector, neutrino physicists will gain access to the supernovae of the past.

Symmetry Series: Latin America

This trilingual collection explores particle physics and astrophysics in Latin America.

10/02/19

From the editor: A month in Latin America

Latin America has reached a pivotal moment in experimental particle physics and astrophysics research. Throughout the month of October, Symmetry will explore how.

10/03/19

The legacy of César Lattes

Brazilian physicist César Lattes, considered a national hero for his discoveries, paved the way for trailblazing research projects in particle astrophysics across Latin America and beyond.

10/08/19

Raising a new set of flags at Fermilab

Many researchers from Latin America can trace their entry into experimental particle physics to an initiative started by former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman.

10/09/19

A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.

10/15/19

Building on luck

Scholars return home to forge paths for future physicists where few exist.

11/15/19

ISS astronauts start AMS repair

A series of joint NASA and ESA spacewalks four years in the making aims to extend the life of the AMS particle detector.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

11/12/19

Transitions into medical physics

Scientists who moved from particle physics or astrophysics to medical physics sit down with Symmetry to talk about life, science and career changes.

11/07/19

How to share the data from LSST

The Large Synoptic Sky Survey will collect so much data that data scientists needed to figure out new ways for astronomers to access it.

11/05/19

Put it to the test beam

Before a detector component can head to its forever home, it has to pass the test.

10/31/19

LHC music through the ColliderScope

This summer, physicist Larry Lee had festival-goers dancing to the sounds of science.

10/29/19

A budding strategy for large-scale science in Latin America

For the first time, scientists and policy-makers are creating a regional strategy for scientific projects in Latin America, starting with a focus on high-energy physics and cosmology.

10/28/19

Hahn shot first

After 32 years as Fermilab’s staff photographer, Reidar Hahn is retiring—and saying farewell with a final collection of photos in Fermilab’s art gallery.