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From the Innovation News Network, May 31, 2023: Editor Georgie Purcell interviews Sean Foster, Research Scientist at Boston University, and Elia Bottalico, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Liverpool, who are both heavily involved on the Muon g-2 experiment. The g-2 collaboration scientists are in the final stages of data analysis for Runs 2 and 3 and are preparing to announce the results later this year.

From Big Think – Don Lincoln, May 26, 2023: The search for the smallest particles remains one of science’s greatest pursuits. By today’s measurements, quarks and leptons are the smallest known building blocks in nature, yet researchers wonder if perhaps quarks and leptons are built of even smaller things. Scientists and researchers continue to to look for smaller objects inside quarks and leptons using accelerators like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

From University of Chicago, May 21, 2023: The University of Chicago announced agreements with industry and university partners to transform the future of quantum technology yesterday at the G7 Summit in Japan. The University will receive $100 million from IBM to help develop a quantum-centric supercomputer and $50 million from Google to support quantum research and workforce development.

From APS News, May 11, 2023: Alan Bross, senior scientist at Fermilab, is leading a team of researchers to use a “muon telescope” to map the entire 454-foot-tall Great Pyramid of Giza. Muons detected from different locations and directions will be combined to generate a single 3D reconstruction — similar to tomographic imaging, used in medical CT scanners.

From the Black Hills Pioneer, May 13, 2023: Last week representatives from Fermilab and officials from SURF hosted a community meeting for Lead, SD residents. The event was an opportunity to update attendees on the progress of the underground facility, answer questions and explain the next phase of the project once excavation is completed in 2024.

From the Post Online Media Magazine, May 7, 2023: Dark Energy Survey scientists recently unveiled the most accurate measurement ever of the large-scale structure of the universe. Using the 570-mega pixel Dark Energy Cam developed and tested at Fermilab, the DES collaboration’s announcement will allow scientists to understand more about the ways the universe has evolved over 14 billion years.

From CERN, April 26, 2023: Fermilab, as part of the US Accelerator Upgrade Project team, has helped to successful replace a coil in an HL-LHC niobium–tin quadrupole magnet showcasing this crucial technology’s flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

From Big Think, April 28, 2023: Cosmic microwave background provides insights into the Universe’s motion, but it doesn’t disprove relativity because it only represents the visible Universe, not the entire Universe. Don Lincoln discusses how Einstein’s theory of relativity still hold proving that there is no absolute motion. As we move through our day, we are stationary and the Universe moves around us.

From Naperville Community Television, April 26, 2023: It wouldn’t be spring at Fermilab without the arrival of the bison calves. Naperville News TV talks with herdsman Cleo Garcia on the lab’s infamous bison herd and the excitement the new baby bison bring each year.