A beam of particles is a very useful tool. It can diagnose a disease, destroy a tumor, improve a chip, clean up dirty drinking water, scan containers for suspicious content and do much more. In this video, Fermilab’s Sam Posen talks about accelerator research at Fermilab, a world leader in particle accelerator science and technology.
Throw on your shades: Today on #EvenBananas, we’re looking at particles from the sun — and how trillions of them went missing. Join Fermilab scientist Kirsty Duffy to explore how an experiment using 100,000 gallons of dry cleaning fluid a mile underground led to one of the biggest mysteries in particle physics: the solar neutrino problem.
Put on your fanciest outfit and join us for an evening to remember at the inaugural Golden Particles, a fake award show celebrating the smallest things in nature and the biggest research efforts in particle physics over the past year. This presentation won Fermilab science communicator Lauren Biron the 2021 Virtual Physics Slam at Fermilab on April 30.
To tackle big questions about our universe, the Dark Energy Survey uses a powerful 570-megapixel camera to photograph galaxies close to home and billions of light years away. The analysis of the first three years of data resulted in the largest maps ever made showing the distribution and shapes of galaxies in our universe — and provided a fantastic test for scientist’s best predictions.
The Muon g-2 experiment announced one of the most tantalizing physics measurements in over a decade. The measurement might tell us that our theoretical calculation is missing some new physical phenomena. Or, a new theoretical prediction points to the possibility that measurement and prediction basically agree. In this exciting video, Fermilab’s Don Lincoln shares an insider’s perspective.