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This architectural rendering shows the buildings that will house the new PIP-II accelerators. Architectural rendering: Gensler. Image: Diana BrandonisioNEW
Energy Department seeks public input on environmental assessment of accelerator project at Fermilab

The U.S. Department of Energy invites citizens to review and comment on the possible environmental effects of building and operating the Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II) particle accelerator at Fermilab.

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Workshop on creating inclusive workplaces – Oct. 18

Creating safe and inclusive workplaces for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, improves the well-being and satisfaction of employees.

Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division: a new name, an evolving identity

The new name more accurately reflects the division’s work. To better understand the evolution of the division, here’s a little bit of a historical background.

Questions about ProofPoint? We’ve got you covered

In July, the FermiMail Team, in conjunction with the Cybersecurity Team, deployed ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection, a tool intended to protect the lab against the increasing threat of phishing.

Superconducting film technology leads to record performance for low-frequency SRF cavity

An SRF team at Fermilab has demonstrated record performance from an accelerating cavity using a technique that could lead to significant cost savings for future accelerators.

Progress in plasma wakefield acceleration for positrons

Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.

Celebrate the dark (matter) this Halloween with Dark Matter Day: The Return

Join in with Dark Matter Day events online and around the world.

Look, listen, learn: Protect you and your home from fire

Oct. 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week, and we at the Fermilab Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of fire safety for you, your family and friends.

The 3-ton ruler

A specialized measuring machine at SLAC is helping scientists build precise detectors for the ATLAS experiment.

Technology Committee launches

The newly formed Technology Committee will provide advice on technologies at Fermilab.

Dark Energy Survey releases first-year value-added data products

Astronomers and cosmologists can
download the data along with the recent Dark Energy Survey release and early data release from the science-verification period.

Leon Lederman, Nobel laureate, former laboratory director and passionate advocate of science education, dies at age 96

Leon Lederman, a trailblazing researcher with a passion for science education who served as Fermilab’s director from 1978 to 1989 and won the Nobel Prize for discovery of the muon neutrino, died peacefully on Oct. 3 in Rexburg, Idaho. He was 96.

Work begins on design for new Integrated Engineering Research Center at Fermilab

The new building will provide lab space and serve as a hub for collaboration for international teams of scientists, engineers, and technicians working on several key programs at Fermilab.

From the CRO and COO: Fermilab community standards

Fermilab is committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment that attracts, develops and retains diverse talent.

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IN THE NEWS

In memoriam: Leon Lederman, a life of ‘awareness, joy and curiosity’NEW

From AAAS, Oct. 5, 2018: Even as an intellectual powerhouse who took pride is his achievements as a postdoctoral researcher and professor at Columbia University, Lederman maintained a characteristic wit and self-effacing disposition.

World’s largest neutrino detector brings scientists closer to understanding the universeNEW

From University College London news, Oct. 5, 2018: International scientists are one step closer to answering the most fundamental question of our existence, ‘why are we here?’, as part of a global collaboration, DUNE, involving UCL researchers.

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