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Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Our vision is to solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time for the benefit of all.
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Fermilab has expanded its VetTech internship program, seeking out veterans for technical and computing positions across the laboratory.
One of the core institutions that form the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Fermilab is at the cutting edge of quantum science, developing quantum sensors, communication systems and physics algorithms for science and society.
Fermilab in the news
From 9 to 5 Google, Nov. 15, 2018: The LHC’s massive physics experiments will require computing capacity that is an estimated 50-100 times higher than today. Google finds the challenge exciting and has already been working with Fermilab and Brookhaven National Laboratory to store and analyze data from the LHC using the Google Computer Engine.
From Suburban Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2018: Funding has been finalized, design work is under way and construction is now set to start next summer. Construction is likely be completed by the end of 2021.
From The Chicago Maroon, Nov. 12, 2018: Fermilab Chief Research Officer Joe Lykken appears in this overview of the Nov. 8-9 Chicago Quantum Summit.