DUNE’s near detector, located at Fermilab, will take vital measurements of neutrino beam energy and composition before it reaches the experiment’s far detector in South Dakota. Its unmatched precision measurements will offer its own opportunities for the discovery of new physics.
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Previously vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of physics at the University of Illinois, the new chief research officer will lead research on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, advancing scientific excellence.
A Fermilab team has completed tests for a crucial superconducting segment for the PIP-II particle accelerator, the future heart of the Fermilab accelerator chain. The segment, called a cryomodule, will be one of many, but this is the first to be fully designed, assembled and tested at Fermilab. It represents a journey of technical challenges and opportunities for innovation in superconducting accelerator technology.
Fermilab Deputy Director of Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab Neutrino Division Head Steve Brice, recognized for their service to DOE’s mission and the benefit of the nation, earn among the highest honors a Department of Energy employee or contractor can receive.
Asymmetry in the proton confounds physicists, but a new discovery may bring back old theories to explain it.
Missing visits to the museum? Or in need of some home-school activities? Check out these five do-it-yourself physics demos from Ketevan Akhobadze, an exhibit developer for the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab.
Fermilab in the news
From Yale University, March 4, 2021: Fermilab scientist Antonio Ereditato has joined Yale University as a visiting professor in physics for a 3-year joint appointment between Yale and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He has accomplished several research and development (R&D) studies and his research at Yale will focus on experimental neutrino physics.
From Xantek (Russia), March 3, 2021: This Russian science publication updates quantum experiments over the past year during the pandemic that included Fermilab’s quantum teleportation experiment led by Panagiotis Spentzouris, head of the Fermilab quantum science program.
From DOE Office of Science, March 4, 2021: Q&A with Fermilab’s senior scientist, Aaron Chou, and his achievements as a result of receiving the Early Career Research Program.