SuperCDMS physicists are testing a way to amp up dark matter vibrations to help them search for lighter particles.
On Aug. 12 a spacecraft left Earth on a mission that will take it as close as four million miles, streaking through the sun’s corona (the vapor-like “crown”) at the record speed of 120 miles per second.
Fire protection systems are in place for two purposes: to help protect Fermilab property, and, more importantly, to help protect the people at Fermilab.
Wilson Hall modernization has been, and will be, an important ongoing initiative to maintain the viability of this landmark building. Here’s a summary of some of the 2018 Wilson Hall modernization projects.
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
We’ve released a new sandhill crane near Lake Law to meet our beloved and recently bereft resident bird.
Joel Butler reflects on his time as the CMS spokesperson and what’s next in his long physics career.
Scientists looking for tiny particles off the coast of Italy stumble upon a much bigger research subject.
Recently, the MicroBooNE experiment published a paper describing how they used convolutional neural networks — a particular type of deep neural network — to sort individual pixels coming from images made by a particular type of detector.
In this 4-minute video, Antonio Ereditato, DUNE liaison for Swiss funding agencies, discusses Switzerland’s participation in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
This instrument developed for DUNE can take 48 temperatures simultaneously and with expert precision.
High-energy physicists and members of industry will meet face-to-face to brainstorm ideas and participate in the field’s first hands-on quantum computing workshop.
The South Pole Telescope, specially designed to measure the cosmic microwave background, has recently opened its third-generation camera for a multiyear survey to observe the earliest instants of the universe.
Twenty photos, two detectors, one goal.
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From Crain’s Chicago Business, Sept. 20, 2018: University of Chicago Professor David Awschalom says that accelerating quantum research is critical for Chicago, which is uniquely positioned to help lead the nation, thanks to the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. The decisions we make now will determine the role the U.S. plays in a technology that could deliver a generational leap forward if we are bold enough to seize the opportunity.
From Swiss Info, Sept. 18, 2018: L’immense détecteur de ProtoDUNE, un cube de la taille d’une maison de trois étages, a été construit au CERN.