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Rising stars of multimessenger astronomy

A year after detecting a neutron star collision, scientists are excited for the future of multimessenger astronomy and astrophysics.

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LPC physicists receive prestigious CMS awards

The annual awards honor individuals who have distinguished themselves by performing significant and lasting contributions to different components of the CMS experiment.

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will attach to the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, shown here. Photo: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, © 2010, The Regents of the University of California, through the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.NEW
Mapping the universe in 3-D: Fermilab contributes to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

DESI, an instrument to help scientists get to the bottom of the dark energy mystery, is getting a little help from Fermilab.

Tour du LHC

An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.

Video: Loop quantum gravity

The inability of scientists to create a theory of quantum gravity arises from long-standing tensions between general relativity and quantum mechanics. There have been few approaches with any success. Don Lincoln explains one of the few promising ideas, called loop quantum gravity, in this 9-minute video.

Javier Tiffenberg is developing sensitive CCDs for detecting lightweight dark matter particles. Photo: Reidar Hahn
Javier Tiffenberg wins $2.5 million DOE award for research on pixelated detectors

The DOE Early Career Award will fund research and development for special technology to study the lightest and most elusive particles.

A dual-phase DUNE

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes.

Accountability drill for Fermilab employees: Thursday, Aug. 9, at noon

Employees will receive an all-hands message on Wednesday with additional information about the drill.

LBNF/DUNE global participation: Marzio Nessi, CERN

In this 4-minute video, Marzio Nessi, head of the Neutrino Platform at CERN, discusses CERN’s participation in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

JoRee LaFrance Photo: Chris Greer
One minute with JoRee LaFrance, hydrology intern

Growing up on the Crow reservation in Montana inspired JoRee LaFrance to pursue a career in hydrology.

Lego bricks are arranged to create a particle cluster detail. Photo: Marguerite Tonjes
LPC physicists use Legos to learn about CMS reconstruction

The course gives participants a good grasp of the reconstruction process, called particle flow, that leads to the identification of each final state particle in a CMS event.

Machine learning proliferates in particle physics

A new review in Nature chronicles the many ways machine learning is popping up in particle physics research.

The bike or the ride

Sometimes teenage rebellion means going for a degree in physics.

LDRD proposals due Aug. 31

Do you have an idea for which start-up support might make a big difference to the future of the laboratory?

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Fermilab program helps Aurora-area students get back to natureNEW

From The Beacon-News, Aug. 8, 2018: A group of Aurora area high school students get a chance to learn more about the local environment as they get back to nature at Fermilab’s tall-grass prairie.

UQ astrophysicist is star materialNEW

From UQ News, Aug. 1, 2018: A scientist from the Dark Energy Survey, which is hosted by Fermilab, is selected for the television program Australian Survivor.

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