Installation has begun for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, a next-generation astrophysics tool. Fermilab is managing key parts of the construction of the instrument, which will begin its five-year observation run in 2019.
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The event included opportunities to talk with lab employees, a panel discussion, tours, a physics carnival and a liquid-nitrogen show.
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Fermilab in the news
From CNN, Feb. 13, 2018: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln talks about the Muon g-2 experiment and what it could tell us about the universe.
From Brookhaven National Laboratory, Feb. 12, 2018: Fermilab scientist Bo Jayatilaka is quoted in this article on ATLAS’s measurement of the mass of the W boson, a particle that plays a weighty role in a delicate balancing act of the quantum universe.
From Daily Herald, Feb. 8, 2018: Having access to two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national labs is a rarity for a community college, and yet College of DuPage is fortunate to have both Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located within its boundaries.