history

Magnetic focus

Scientist Craig Moore talks about a small fix in an accelerator that paid big dividends for the Tevatron program in the 1990s.

The University of Chicago is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, CP-1. On November 30 at 4pm, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, co-authors of The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, will discuss Fermi’s personal life and his scientific contributions and illustrate how he was shaped by history and how he, in turn, shaped history. This event will be at the University of Chicago, in KTPC. For more information… More »

Fermilab scientist Dmitri Denisov recalls how, during autumn months, DZero experimenters occasionally collided with critters seeking warmth in the underground areas by the detector.

I was a young member of the Proton Lab walking down the hallway on the 11th floor of Wilson Hall when an administrative staff member handed me a telephone and asked me to please take this call. OK!

The next generation

Fermilab is closely tied to the local community, drawing students and teachers through its public engagement programs. Some of the lab’s younger guests are impressive, as illustrated by an encounter that scientist Sowjanya Gollapinni shared with a visiting middle school neighbor.