symmetry

We have the good fortune of living in a universe with tacos. But why does the universe have tasty treats, people, stars and all sorts of matter, instead of nothing at all? In this episode of Even Bananas, Fermilab’s Kirsty Duffy and neutrino theorist Pedro Machado explain how understanding neutrinos is crucial to understanding our universe’s evolution. Grab your lunch, and let’s talk about breaking fundamental symmetries.

Handedness — and the related concept of chirality — are double-sided ways of understanding how matter breaks symmetries. Different-handed object pairs reveal some puzzling asymmetries in the way our universe works.

In their quest to discover physics beyond the Standard Model, physicists weigh the pros and cons of different search strategies.

There are a few people in the history of physics who have made insights that have revolutionized our understanding of the interactions of math and physics and given us real insights into the meaning of our theories. Don Lincoln tells us of the tale of Emmy Noether – one of the most significant geniuses of the last century.

Micky Dolenz, best known as a vocalist and drummer in 1960s pop band The Monkees, turns out to be one of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s original fans.