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‘This is our Muon Shot’

In December, the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel released its recommendations for the future of the field. Among the top priorities was research and development toward future accelerator technology, with a specific mention of the concept of building a muon collider in the U.S.

Fermilab drives economic growth in Illinois and South Dakota

A new economic impact study shows the growing positive effects on economies in the U.S. through operations conducted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In Illinois and South Dakota, positive ripple effects from Fermilab spending contributed $1.6 billion in economic output during fiscal year 2022 and supported 7,242 jobs.

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Fermilab in the news

The science world is mourning the loss of British theoretical physicist, Peter Higgs who passed away at the age of 94. He was the namesake of the boson that was discovered in 2012. The Higgs boson was a crucial to the theoretical edifice that physicists built known as the standard model of particles and fields.

CERN’s ProtoDUNE has entered a pivotal stage: the filling of one of its two particle detectors with liquid argon. The liquid argon will provide a clean environment for precise measurements in neutrino interactions and allow scientists to detect and study neutrino interactions.

The BREAD experiment has delivered its first results. The table top axion detection system showed how the concept of BREAD iss inexpensive and did not take up a lot of space. BREAD was developed by Fermilab and University of Chicago scientists and aims to study axions to answer the mystery of dark matter.

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