Particle physics at home

If, while spending more time at home, you develop a hankering for more particle physics in your life, look no further. You can learn all about the weird world of subatomic particles by browsing the information below.

Dive into the structure of the Standard Model. Expand your physics vocabulary. Create a sciency craft. Even take a tour of Fermilab — virtually!

Explainers, videos, public lectures, interactive webpages: There’s a ton to explore, so the next time you ask yourself, “How do you capture a neutrino?” you’ll be only a click away from the answer.

Enjoy!


Fermilab YouTube playlists

Want to jump into particle physics? Check out Fermilab’s plentiful menu of playlists and delve into the topic that tickles your fancy — quantum physics, cosmology, relativity and more.

This playlist tackles some of the most intriguing topics — from the size of our universe and the kinds of matter within it to tiny, mysterious particles and the experiments scientists build to study them.

Get a glimpse into the weird world of particle physics with this selection of popular lectures presented to the public at Fermilab.

Get started on our video series Subatomic Stories, hosted by Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln at home.

 

Science education activities for young people
Take a virtual visit to our Lederman Science Center and do a few science activities at home based on our exhibits, such as: Can you bend light? Can you build a LEGO accelerator? Can you play particle pinball?

Visit Science Snippets, our growing selection of activities for learning science at home.

Take a high school-level course on quantum computing.

Play a game of Fermilab Jeopardy!.

 

Fermilab Arts and Lectures At Home
Connect to the popular Arts and Lecture Series online. Events are available for free with registration through the Arts and Lecture Series’ online ticketing.

 

All Things Neutrino

What else is there to know?

360 virtual tours

Take tours of Fermilab and some of its experiments: Wilson Hall, Muon g-2 experiment, Main Injector particle accelerator, NuMI/MINOS underground research area.

Go along on a walk through the NOvA neutrino experimental area.

Go inside a neutrino detector with the VENu app.

 

Highlights from Symmetry, a particle physics publication

Sign up for our Symmetry newsletter or follow us on social media.

Watch short, engaging videos in the Ask Symmetry video playlist.

Expand your physics lingo with physics vocabulary articles.

Check out the big ideas series.

Look inside the LHC.

A primer: Dark matter 101.

A primer: Neutrinos 101.

Meet some of the people who work on particle physics.

Treat yourself to some physics and art.

Do some quirky and crafty projects.

Symmetry’s top articles of 2019.

Read about particle physics in Latin America.

 

Meet a scientist or engineer
Get to know the people building the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

Hear how these people became particle physicists.

 

Learn about the benefits of particle physics

Examples from medicine, homeland security, industry, computing, science and workforce development illustrate a long and growing list of beneficial practical applications with contributions from particle physics.

 

Particle Physics 101

What is particle physics? And what are the big questions that scientists hope to answer?

Get the latest Fermilab news and learn about particle physics through Fermilab social media. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

This work is supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science.

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