Extra dimensions: What’s up with that?

A introduction to what physicists mean by extra dimensions (and it is not that Mr. Spock has an evil twin with a beard — sorry).

http://news.fnal.gov/2012/02/extra-dimensions-what-s-up-with-that/, by Don Lincoln.

Drafting supersymmetric events with combined variables

Photo: John Martinez Pavliga


Many pro sports use advanced metrics that combine statistics to evaluate whether a player is a potential star or not. Similarly, physicists use combined variables to assess whether a given LHC collision event might have resulted from supersymmetry. Photo: John Martinez Pavliga

http://news.fnal.gov/2016/05/drafting-supersymmetric-events-combined-variables/, by Bo Jayatilaka.

Embracing complexity

LHC should be able to see squarks (Supersymmetric quarks), but the final state is horribly, horribly complicated.

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2014/today14-03-14.html, by Don Lincoln.