Fermilab

Meet Harry Ferguson, who has a long history at Fermilab and now runs the Remote Operations Center – West. This room is the central control hub for the lab’s neutrino experiments and sees about 10,000 visitors every year. Ferguson likes the international nature of the lab and the opportunities to stretch and try new things.

The motion of light depends crucially on the material in which it is traveling. When light passes from one medium to another, an unexpected thing happens: The direction of travel changes. There are many explanations out there for why this happens, and many of those explanations are wrong. In this 14-minute video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains the reason.

In this 2-minute video, electrical engineer Luciano Elementi and company show us how superconducting cable is wrapped for the Mu2e experiment. Mu2e will search for a previously undiscovered process: a muon converting solely into an electron. The cables will help power the experiment when it comes online.

Sam Posen is a Fermilab associate scientist who is improving particle accelerator technology, focusing on ways to make superconducting radio-frequency accelerating cavities more efficient. One way is through the use of new materials such as niobium-tin. When he’s not experimenting with new ways to coat cavities, Posen enjoys breaking out of escape rooms, playing complex board games and planning his upcoming wedding.

Nothing is more important than your health and safety. We encourage everyone in the Fermilab community to exercise safe practices at work and home so that you, your colleagues and your loved ones avoid injury and harm. In this 3-minute video, Reidar Hahn, Fermilab photographer and head of Creative Services, shares how he and his family avoid a near accident at home thanks to good safety habits. This video is part of ESH’s Safe At All Times initiative.

Neutrinos are notorious for not interacting with anything, and yet scientists are able to make beams of neutrinos and point them in very specific directions, hitting targets many hundreds of miles away. In this 5-minute video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains the simple and clever technique researchers use to make this happen.

Meet Anne Schukraft, a neutrino scientist at Fermilab. Schukraft is a member of the Short-Baseline Near Detector experiment, which will investigate ghostly particles called neutrinos. SBND will also help the lab prepare for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab. In her spare time, Schukraft likes to swim and cycle. She appreciates Fermilab’s collaborative atmosphere and believes it creates a positive environment for current and future generations of scientists.

In this two-minute video, learn how scientists and engineers at universities and laboratories are working hand-in-hand with companies to design electronics, build hardware and develop computer programs for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab.

In this 12-minute video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln discusses the PIP-II project, a significant upgrade to Fermilab’s accelerator complex. With PIP-II, Fermilab enable the laboratory to continue to be a world leader in particle physics for decades to come.