As a child, Kirsty Duffy learned about the smallest building blocks that make up the world and was inspired to pursue physics through high school and college. She talks not only about self-doubt in one’s abilities, but the thrill of making a discovery and being the one to share it with the world.
Jessica Esquivel was a nontraditional student in grad school who faced a number of challenges in addition to the usual rigors of earning a physics degree. Now a physicist at Fermilab, Esquivel researches neutrino physics and software development.
In this 3-minute video, Maurice Ball talks about challenges he faced in his college courses. Overcoming them, he found himself taking on different, surprising and exciting challenges as a Fermilab engineer.
With Feb. 11 marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female physicists, engineers and computer scientists from CERN and Fermilab share their experiences of building a career in science.
Fermilab’s Family Open House is a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. This year’s event runs from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.