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Five mysteries the Standard Model can’t explain

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

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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.

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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 HahnNEW
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.

This architectural rendering shows the buildings that will house the new PIP-II accelerators. Architectural rendering: Gensler. Image: Diana Brandonisio
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.

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.

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Neutrinos may help solve long-standing mysteries of the universeNEW

From Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s, The Science Show, Oct. 12, 2018: Dan Falk visits Fermilab and talks with Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer and MINERvA co-spokesperson Debbie Harris.

UH physicists play role in international neutrino experiment milestoneNEW

From the University of Houston, Oct. 11, 2018: ProtoDUNE, a prototype for what will be a much bigger detector at the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, has been recording particle tracks, and physicists all over the world are collecting the data.

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