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The coevolution of physics and math

Breakthroughs in physics sometimes require an assist from the field of mathematics — and vice versa.

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Video: DUNE: Unlocking the universe

A worldwide community has embarked on a journey to uncover the secrets of our world with LBNF/DUNE. This 7-minute video explores the excitement, the science and the mysteries of DUNE.

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Four students awarded DOE Graduate Student Research fellowships

The program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory or facility.

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DOE Office of Science Deputy Director Stephen Binkley visits Fermilab

Binkley discussed our neutrino, muon and collider physics programs with Fermilab experts, as well as our accelerator science and technology efforts.

CMS experiment at the LHC sees first 2018 collisions

After months of winter shutdown, the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider is once again seeing collisions and is ready to take data.

Fermilab engineer Lorenzo Uplegger holds a prototype of the final CMS tracking modules for testing. Photo: Reidar Hahn
Turning up the luminosity: Fermilab contributes important CMS upgrades

Fermilab helps build a tracker more sensitive than ever before for the CMS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

It’s baby bison time at Fermilab!

On Wednesday, April 18, baby bison season officially began at Fermilab. The first calf of the year was born in the early morning hours, with a second appearing before noon. Neighbors are welcome to visit with the newborns.

Andreas Kronfeld, Robert Edwards lead USQCD collaboration

The collaboration’s Executive Committee elected Kronfeld and Edwards unanimously to lead the U.S. theoretical-physics group.

The world’s largest astronomical movie

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will track billions of objects for 10 years, creating unprecedented opportunities for studies of cosmic mysteries.

U.S., India sign agreement providing for neutrino physics collaboration at Fermilab and in India

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and India’s Atomic Energy Secretary Sekhar Basu signed an agreement that opens the way for jointly advancing LBNF/DUNE.

A rough estimate of the number of grains of sand on this stretch of beach will lead you to an astronomical number, one that also gives you a sense of how many stars are in, say, 10 galaxies. Photo: Suneel Raghavendra
Millions, billions and trillions

What’s the difference between a million and a billion? If you answer, “Just one letter,” you are literally correct, and for most of us they are just very big numbers that we cannot grasp.

Tricia Vahle elected new co-spokesperson of NOvA experiment

The William & Mary professor will help lead the neutrino program into the future.

Aiming at a target: the science of particle production

In particle physics, the target is the site of particle creation. It’s a straightforward role with complex considerations.

How to make a Higgs boson

It doesn’t seem like collisions of particles with no mass should be able to produce the “mass-giving” boson, the Higgs. But every other second at the LHC, they do.

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Muons spin tales of undiscovered particlesNEW

From Argonne National Laboratory, April 19, 2018: Scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, along with collaborators from over 25 other institutions, are recreating a previous experiment with much higher precision.

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