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The building boom

These international projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years.

Fermilab hosts international workshop on cutting-edge detector technology

An exciting detector workshop was recently held at Fermilab to help plan an important upgrade to CMS, one of the two large particle detectors located at the Large Hadron Collider.

From Nigel Lockyer: Fermilab’s top five

Fermilab employees gathered in Ramsey Auditorium on Oct. 15 for an all-hands meeting. Here are the top five takeaways.

LBNF/DUNE global participation: Antonio Masiero, INFN

In this 5-minute video, INFN Vice President Antonio Masiero discusses Italy’s long history of innovation in neutrino physics and their role and expertise. They will contribute to the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

We might be able to predict the path of a baseball based on the motion of the bat, but even the tiniest adjustment in the swing could make a large difference in the ball's flight. Photo: Zach Putnam
Can we predict the future?

In the 19th century some scientists thought that if we could know, at any given time, the position and velocity of every atom, we could in principle calculate the future. They believed the past determines the present, and the present determines the future.

Even the children joined in during the dance! Photo: Elliott McCrory
Fermilab celebrates the Festival of Lights

There was an authentic and delicious Indian dinner, dandiya (stick) Indian dancing, arts and crafts, and even a mehndi (henna tattoos) station.

Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.

Are time crystals real?

The idea of time crystals in the media come with ludicrous hopes of time travel and rumors of time portals. The reality of time crystals is a fascinating scientific advance, but it doesn’t rise to the level of the hype.

Wonderful Women in STEM Conference for high school girls a success

The girls received hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in a national lab in engineering, computing or physics and parents had a tour through the lab installations.

Participants attended lectures on quantum science and a hands-on demonstration of quantum computing software presented by representatives from Google. Photo: Reidar Hahn
Community and software applications on display at Fermilab quantum science workshop

Representatives from industry joined physicists to present software and share ideas about the future of quantum science and technology.

Studying the stars with machine learning

To keep up with an impending astronomical increase in data about our universe, astrophysicists turn to machine learning.

Aaron Chou works on an experiment that uses qubits to look for direct evidence of dark matter. Photo: Reidar Hahn
Fermilab scientists to look for dark matter using quantum technology

Their efforts apply research from multiple disciplines to hunt for dark matter – in particular, the much sought-after axion.

One minute with Mario Lucero, diversity and inclusion specialist

Attendance at an outreach event led to a career at Fermilab, a place Lucero describes as a “little wonderful world.”

Celebrate Dan Green’s scientific achievements at DanFest – Friday, Oct. 19

Green has always valued and supported the international character of our field and has colleagues and friends around the globe.

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Múons na arapucaNEW

From FAPAESP’s Pesquisa, Oct. 18, 2018: Em meados de setembro, partículas vindas do espaço começaram a atravessar um tanque em forma de cubo com 6 metros de altura, instalado na Cern, na Suíça, e deixar rastros de luz que foram captados por detectores criados no Brasil.

El CERN construye DUNE, la máquina que abrirá los secretos del universoNEW

From UFO Spain, Oct. 18, 2018: El mayor detector de neutrinos de argon líquido del mundo acaba de registrar sus primeras trazas de partículas, marcando el inicio de un nuevo capítulo en la historia de DUNE.

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