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Looking to the literature

Fermilab’s Inclusivity Journal Club seeks answers to difficult social questions in science. In 2013, when physicist Daniel Bowring first started working at the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, he attend... Continue reading

‘A beautiful gathering of two worlds’

CERN inspired famous Dutch fashion artist Iris van Herpen to create her Magnetic Motion collection. On March 10, 2018, the underground cavern that holds CERN’s CMS experiment had some rare visitors: fashion models, posing in dresses t... Continue reading

Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

Scientists have only just begun to study the remarkably detailed map they created of a portion of the sky. After six years of scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies, and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant gal... Continue reading

Lab Libs

Fill in the blanks for some physics fun. ‘Tis the season for friends, family and funny physics fill-ins. Here at Symmetry, we’ve taken a page from Mad Libs, those short stories designed to trick you into learning parts of speech, and ... Continue reading

First critical components arrive for SBND

International collaborators are delivering parts to be used in Fermilab's Short-Baseline Neutrino program. Major components for a new neutrino experiment at the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are arriv... Continue reading

Program offers students a refuge in STEM

REFUGES, started by physicist Tino Nyawelo, aims to give refugees and other underrepresented groups the tools to succeed in STEM. Fedrick Charles has wanted to go into the medical field ever since he can remember. Medicine, he says, r... Continue reading

Physics books of 2018

Symmetry writer Mike Perricone presents his annual compilation of new popular science books related to particle physics and astrophysics. The array of particle physics and astrophysics books Symmetry readers might have encountered in ... Continue reading

Top quark couture

What do you give a physicist who helped discover a fundamental particle and jump-started your science career? When Evan Coleman was wrapping up his undergraduate studies in physics at Brown University, he wanted to find something spec... Continue reading