symmetry magazine 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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