symmetry magazine https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/ dimensions of particle physics en Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:38:40 -0600 Tue, 27 Feb 2024 07:31:24 -0600 From the LHC to the search for exoplanets https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/from-the-lhc-to-the-search-for-exoplanets?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

A scientist tried using machine-learning techniques from particle physics to analyze data from astronomy—and in the process discovered a new exoplanet.

R.E. Natowicz 55683 2024-02-27T07:31:24-0600 symmetry magazine
A day in the life of a human-in-the-loop engineer https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-human-in-the-loop-engineer?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

Wan-Lin Hu’s job is to improve the way people and artificial intelligence collaborate to run SLAC’s complex machines.

Glennda Chui 55680 2024-02-20T11:12:06-0600 symmetry magazine
LIGO comes to India https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/ligo-comes-to-india?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

In India, scientists are building a new LIGO detector, enhancing the capabilities of the observatory that reported the first observation of gravitational waves. 

Chetna Krishna 55674 2024-02-13T12:21:55-0600 symmetry magazine
From life experience to research experience https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/from-life-experience-to-research-experience?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

A former retail worker finds the confidence to pursue a career in STEM thanks to an internship program designed for students at small colleges.

Sarah Charley 55662 2024-02-06T08:00:00-0600 symmetry magazine
Excavation of colossal caverns for Fermilab’s DUNE experiment completed https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/excavation-of-colossal-caverns-for-fermilabs-dune-experiment-completed?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

The excavation of the caverns that will house the gigantic particle detectors of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in Lead, South Dakota, is complete. 

55657 2024-02-01T09:51:25-0600 symmetry magazine
CMS scientists expand search for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/cms-scientists-expand-search-for-new-particles-at-the-large-hadron-collider?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

CMS scientists are analyzing the first dataset gathered through a new tool designed to search for long-lived particles.

Sarah Charley 55655 2024-01-30T08:00:00-0600 symmetry magazine
PIP-II team transports first cryomodule between UK and Fermilab https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/pip-ii-team-transports-first-cryomodule-between-uk-and-fermilab?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

The United Kingdom will eventually contribute three assembled cryomodules—known as HB650 for the radio frequency they use to operate—to Fermilab’s new particle accelerator.

Madeleine O’Keefe 55651 2024-01-23T15:45:13-0600 symmetry magazine
A day in the life of a mountaintop telescope builder https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-mountaintop-telescope-builder?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

Margaux Lopez is one of a team of engineers preparing the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile for the arrival of the largest digital camera ever built for astrophysics and cosmology.

Joe Howlett 55649 2024-01-18T10:00:00-0600 symmetry magazine
Science fiction inspires a new astrophysics university class https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/science-fiction-inspires-a-new-astrophysics-university-class?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

A professor at the University of Tennessee reimagines the way we teach STEM with a science-fiction story-based class.

Aspen Stuart-Cunningham 55644 2024-01-09T07:33:39-0600 symmetry magazine
Final supernova results from Dark Energy Survey offer unique insights
into the expansion of the universe https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/final-supernova-results-from-dark-energy-survey-offer-unique-insights-into-the-expansion-of-the-universe?utm_source=main_feed_click&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=main_feed&utm_content=click

In the culmination of a decade’s worth of effort, the DES collaboration of scientists analyzed an unprecedented sample of more than 1,500 supernovae classified using machine learning. 

Madeleine O’Keefe 55639 2024-01-08T14:00:47-0600 symmetry magazine