50th anniversary

A renowned physicist, famed former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman was everyman to the kids he met. Fermilab’s Dee Hahn recounts how Lederman entertained the children at the Fermilab daycare center.

From CERN Courier, July 17, 2017: The ties between CERN and Fermilab are numerous and have ranged from competition between two labs at the forefront of their field to outright collaboration.

Our collection of colorful stories about Fermilab told by you — our employees and users — are now in an online collection at 50.fnal.gov. We’ll continue to add to the collection as the anecdotes are published on our news site. If you have a story from Fermilab’s history you’d like to tell, email news@fnal.gov. We publish both written and video stories. Have a look, reminisce, and enjoy!

Scientists Rocky Kolb and Mike Turner recount the time they first proposed that Fermilab – dedicated to the study of the universe’s smallest constituents — expand its program to include the stars, galaxies and the cosmos.