A Michigan-based foundry was recently given an award for its casting of a prototype of a Fermilab particle accelerator component. Their method, which uses a 3-D-printed casting mold, allows for an economical approach to creating accelerator parts and could lead to significant cost savings in component fabrication.
Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Our vision is to solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time for the benefit of all.
In December 2018, four students received the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab. The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the Office of Science mission by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.
Rakshya Khatiwada is an experimental astrophysicist at Fermilab working on dark matter searches and quantum science. When she’s not developing the newest detectors to look for dark matter, Khatiwada makes a point to engage with the next generation of scientists through informal lunches, talks and webinars.
European Physical Society gives top prize to Fermilab’s CDF, DZero experiments for top quark discovery, measurements
The CDF and DZero collaborations at Fermilab announced the discovery of the top quark in 1995, the final undiscovered quark of the six predicted by theory. The biannual prize is given for an outstanding contribution to high-energy and particle physics.
Four physicists share their journeys through academia into industry and offer words of wisdom for those considering making a similar move.
Earlier this month, 56 Latina girls from the local area converged at Fermilab to hear from STEM professionals about what it’s like to work in a science-based field. Members of the Fermilab community chatted with the girls, inspiring them to consider a future in STEM.
Fermilab in the news
From KOTA TV, May 20, 2019: Fermilab’s Patrick Weber and Sanford Lab’s Mike Headley talk with the South Dakota news program about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility in this 3-minute segment.
From Physics World, May 16, 2019: Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev is quoted in this article on the European Strategy for Particle Physics symposium.
From Construction Equipment Guide, May 15, 2019: Fermilab’s Chris Mossey and Doug Pelletier talk about the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, and the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, much of which will be built in the extensive maze of caverns at the former Homestake gold mine in South Dakota’s beautiful Black Hills. The site is being transformed into a laboratory designed to unlock the mysteries of some of the smallest particles in the universe, neutrinos.