Fermilab

As a child, Kirsty Duffy learned about the smallest building blocks that make up the world and was inspired to pursue physics through high school and college. She talks not only about self-doubt in one’s abilities, but the thrill of making a discovery and being the one to share it with the world.

A scientist on DUNE, Karl Warburton discusses how every physicist always adds something to the field since every individual approaches the study in a new way.

Jessica Esquivel was a nontraditional student in grad school who faced a number of challenges in addition to the usual rigors of earning a physics degree. Now a physicist at Fermilab, Esquivel researches neutrino physics and software development.

Einstein’s special theory of relativity is notorious for being easy to misuse, with the result that sometimes result in claims of paradoxes. In this 11-minute video, Don Lincoln describes the commonly claimed time dilation paradox and shows how to resolve it.

Welcome to the first in a series by Don Lincoln on relativity. In this 12-minute video, he lays out what relativity is all about — not slow-moving clocks and shrinking objects, but instead on … well, watch and see.

LCLS-II at SLAC is an X-ray laser that allows scientists to take snapshots of atoms and molecules in motion. Fermilab is providing SLAC with 22 cryomodules for the LCLS-II upgrade, which will take X-ray science to the next level.

One of the ProtoDUNE experiment’s detectors is a single-phase neutrino detector. It will require a number of anode planes to detect the signature of a neutrino interaction in a bath of liquid argon. The University of Wisconsin is fabricating some of these anode planes. This is a glimpse at the process.