A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
A heart radiates gamma particles at the center of the image. Magnetic field lines, Higgs particles, and neutrinos surround it.
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova

Show your affection with physics valentines

02/13/18

When it comes to love, sometimes you have to say it with science.

 

Valentine’s Day is upon us. If you’re still trying to find the right words to tell the loved ones in your life how you feel, look no further. The staff of Symmetry has assembled another round of valentines so you can let the universal language of physics do the talking. (And if you need more options, you can check out our previous valentines here.)

Love is a mysterious force, and so is dark energy. Tell your valentine how they broaden your horizons:

 Your love is like dark energy: It expands my universe.
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova

Show the depths of your unity with this card. Einstein would approve!

We're more entwined than space and time.
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova

Like someone with a magnetic personality? Accelerate your way into their heart with this valentine:

You're so cool, you're superconducting.
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova

Some particles like neutrinos can be found solo, but not quarks. If a strong force binds you together, let your beloved know:

 

You and I are like two quarks: I never want to be apart.
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova

Of course, the universe is made of matter and antimatter, so you might find yourself in need of an anti-valentine. If that’s the case, let others know about your charged feelings with this message:

You and I are like two electrons: We find each other repulsive.
Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova