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From COO Tim Meyer: User or visitor: which is sweeter?

In his famous play “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” At Fermilab, we have many such roses that are also just as sweet: our employees, users, visitors, guests and the public. They go by different names, but all are vital to the laboratory.

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Energy Department releases first-ever State of the National Labs Report

From the Department of Energy, Jan. 11, 2017: Fermilab is mentioned in several areas of the report, which highlights the remarkable accomplishments of the national labs, evaluates some of the improvements DOE has made in recent years in its management and coordination with the labs, and charts a course for continued American leadership in science and technology.



Why are we called Fermilab?

Many visitors to Fermilab reasonably conclude from its name that Enrico Fermi worked at the laboratory, but he never did. In fact, he died in 1954, years before scientists even officially recommended the construction of a U.S. accelerator laboratory.

Twinkle, twinkle, little supernova

Using Twinkles, the new simulation of images of our night sky, scientists get ready for a gigantic cosmological survey unlike any before.

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Wilson Hall peeks above the grassy horizon

Why is the sky blue, orange and pink? Photo: Leticia Shaddix

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