Physicists fall in love, agonize over commitment, and think about quantum mechanics-all at the same time; and as a bonus, with the identical potential for emotional dysfunction afflicting most non-physicists.
An international collaboration of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will announce on July 21, 2000, the first direct evidence for the subatomic particle called the tau neutrino, the third kind of neutrino known to particle physicists.
Neutrinos can easily make their way through the earth and rock between Batavia and a half-mile-deep mineshaft in Soudan, Minnesota, but physicists in the NuMI (Neutrinos at the Main Injector) experiment need the help of a $30.5-million, 20-month excavation effort to create some 4,000 feet of tunnels and other underground experimental areas at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Robert R. Wilson, physicist, sculptor, environmentalist and pioneering particle accelerator builder, came home today to the laboratory he created on the Illinois prairie over 30 years ago.
Officials at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory today (February 4) announced the first of a planned series of Saturday tours for the public, led by Fermilab scientists.
Robert Rathbun Wilson, a Wyoming cowboy who built the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator laboratory with the eye of an artist, the shrewdness of a banker and the conscience of a human rights activist, died late Sunday night at a retirement home in Ithaca, New York, near Cornell University. He was 85.
Astronomers have announced the discovery of a wall of distant galaxies crossing the Hubble Deep Field at a distance of some 4 billion light years from Earth.
Deep in a former iron mine in what is now a Minnesota state park, scientists and government officials today (July 20) wielded pickaxes to chip away, at least symbolically, at the mysteries surrounding the subatomic particles known as neutrinos.
On Tuesday, July 20, 1999, scientists and officials of the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Minnesota, DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Minnesota will break ground in a former iron mine, now a Minnesota state park.
The world’s newest particle accelerator officially began its life at the high-energy frontier today with the dedication of the Main Injector accelerator at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.