From Physics Today, July 2022: Anne Heavey, senior technical editor at Fermilab describes how teams from around the world are developing and constructing detector components for the world’s largest cryogenic particle detector, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
From Seneca’s 100 Women to Hear, July 7, 2022: A podcast interview with Fermilab’s Anna Grassellino on leading the team on developing the most powerful quantum computer on earth to hopefully one day answer questions like, “What is the world made of and what are its most fundamental components?”
From the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 4, 2022: Why is the Higgs boson named the “God Particle”? Christened by Fermilab’s director from 1979–89, Leon Lederman, he popularized the name of the Higgs boson in the world of particle physics and won the Nobel Prize in 1988 for his work on neutrino research.
From the DOE National QIS Research Centers, July 5. 2022: In this video series, scientists affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers presented an overview of quantum information science to Congressional staff in May 2022. The event, titled Quantum Information Science for Everyone, hosted presenters who discussed quantum research, its potential impacts, and the importance of U.S. leadership in this burgeoning area of science and engineering.
From Higgs10.org, June 28, 2022: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson – the result of an unprecedented global collaboration. To mark occasion, the Interactions collaboration is publishing a new version of Quantum Diaries – with some original bloggers, and some newer physicists inspired by the historic discovery. Fermilab scientists are part of the mix.
From The Big Think, June 29, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln highlights the 10 year anniversary of the Higgs boson, what we have learned in the past decade and what the next ten years of research and discovery may bring.
From The Big Think, June 28, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explores the possible existence of a fourth neutrino known as “sterile neutrinos.” With the LSND, Mini BooNE and MicroBooNE experiments displaying anomalies from the Standard Model of physics, could this fourth neutrino really exist?
From ORNL, June 16, 2022: For its precision linear accelerator components, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Proton Power Upgrade project formed a strategic alliance with Fermilab to fabricate the PPU’s magnets.
Fermilab Director Lia Merminga was one of the scientists participating in a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy on June 22. Merminga provided testimony in the “Investigating the Nature of Matter, Energy, Space and Time” hearing, where she discussed the importance of high-energy physics research to the United States and global stakeholders along with its societal applications.
From NBC News, June 14, 2022: The faster and stronger LHC at CERN, scheduled to restart this summer, is stirring up renewed excitement in the discovery of particles that make up dark matter. While the LHC has been dormant for ten years, it has received upgrades while other accelerators like Fermilab’s Tevatron have made discoveries that point to possible “new physics.”