The first results from the Muon g-2 experiment hosted at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory show fundamental particles called muons behaving in a way not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. These results confirm an earlier experiment of the same name performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Combined, the two results show strong evidence that our best theoretical model of the subatomic world is incomplete. One potential explanation would be the existence of undiscovered particles or forces.
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On April 1, Gina Rameika assumed the role of co-spokesperson for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, elected by a collaboration of more than 1,000 physicists and engineers. DUNE, hosted by Fermilab, comprises people from more than 200 institutions in 33 countries.
High school students to talk one-on-one with STEM professionals at Fermilab’s online STEM Career Expo
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers its popular annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Expo on Wednesday, April 21.
Quantum bits acting as particle detectors offer a fast and highly reliable means of solving one of the great mysteries in physics: the nature of dark matter. This new method promises a more efficient way to detect dark matter candidates by improving the experimental signal-to-noise ratio.
What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator? The results of these discussions will shape the next 100 years of particle physics research.
On March 17, Fermilab and Argonne hosted a virtual “Doing Business with Your National Labs” meeting. The event drew nearly 200 diverse small business leaders who came to hear about how to prepare and submit proposals for contracts.
Fermilab in the news
From Science News, April 14, 2021: Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented while it varies widely by field for women. Fermilab’s Jessica Esquivel is interviewed in this story on the Pew Research report that shows ethnic and gender gaps in STEM professions.
From The 21st NPR Illinois, April 14, 2021: Fermilab scientist Brendan Kiburg discusses the Muon g-2 result with host Brian Mackey on the 21st Illinois talk show.
From U Chicago News, April 13, 2021: Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Chicago have demonstrated a new technique based on quantum technology that will advance the search for dark matter, which accounts for 85% of all matter in the universe.