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Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett composes electrosymphonic music, a fusion of classical and electronic styles. He visited Fermilab in January 2020 to learn more about neutrino research at the lab and started working on his first neutrino-inspired compositions. In this lecture, he presents the results of his work, with a guest appearance by neutrino scientist Bonnie Fleming.

What do researchers with the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, hope to discover? Here’s a hint: DUNE’s science goals have to do with exploding stars, going beyond the Standard Model, and explaining why, exactly, anything exists at all. In this video of an online event hosted by the Sanford Underground Research Facility, DUNE researchers unpack the three major science goals of the experiment.

How do you get the data out of particle detectors? And how do you cleverly and quickly find the data that is the most interesting to explore? In this presentation, Fermilab scientist Wes Ketchum discusses the tricks and techniques that particle physicists use to record rare subatomic interactions in real time and the challenges they encounter.

There are many ideas rattling around the theoretical physics community that sound outlandish, and one stands out — the idea that our universe is actually a hologram. In this 12-minute episode of Subatomic Stories, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln sketches the theory of the holographic universe.

One of the great unanswered questions of science is why the laws of the universe seem so carefully tuned to allow for the existence of stars, galaxies, even humans. Scientists, philosophers and theologians have long mulled over this mystery. In this 15-minute episode of Subatomic Stories, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln talks about the multiverse, which is a highly speculative possible answer to the question.

The principle of supersymmetry has long been one that scientists thought might be the next big discovery in science. In this episode of Subatomic Stories, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes what supersymmetry is and what problems it was intended to solve.

“What is the practical application of your research?” This question is frequently asked of particle physicists. In this talk, Fermilab scientist Jennifer Raaf presents a few practical medical applications that have been enabled by fundamental scientific research undertaken by Fermilab employees. In particular, the talk focuses on a novel ventilator called the Mechanical Ventilator Milano, which was developed for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Of the four known forces, one of them stands out as different. Gravity is much weaker than the other known forces, and nobody knows why. In this video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes one possible explanation for the weakness of gravity — the existence of extra dimensions of space.

The ultimate goal of physics is to come up with a theory that describes all of creation – a theory of everything, or TOE. Subatomic Stories was designed to bring the viewer along, one subject at a time, so that they can have an informed understanding of how scientists try to develop a TOE and an appreciation of how we’ll make future progress. In this 13-minute episode, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln brings it all together and explains where we are and prospects for the future.