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From Gizmodo, Nov. 14, 2019: Fermilab scientists Josh Frieman and Patty McBride reflect on how scientists are taking on the challenges of particle physics in light of the progress in the field over the last decade.

From the College of DuPage’s The Courier, Nov. 14, 2019: Fermilab scientists Jim Kowalski and Stephen Mrenna talk about Fermilab is using quantum computing to solve the problems of the universe.

From the University of Manchester, Nov. 14, 2019: Research into particle physics at the University of Manchester has been given a boost in the form of UK Research and Innovation grants in excess of £6 million. The money supports, in part, participation in the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab.

From Quanta Magazine, Nov. 13, 2019: Fermilab physicist Stephen Parke, University of Chicago physicist Xining Zhang and Brookhaven National Laboratory physicist Peter Denton wanted to calculate how neutrinos change. They ended up discovering an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.

From Daily North Shore, Nov. 12, 2019: New Trier Township High School juniors Paul Graham and Ellie Winkler have spent the past year working with a team of 15 other Chicago-area high school students and teachers to propose, design, build and analyze a unique high-energy physics experiment for Fermilab.

From Physics World, Nov. 13, 2019: In her new book “Fire, Ice and Physics: the Science of Game of Thrones,” Rebecca C Thompson, head of the Office of Education and Public Outreach at Fermilab, analyzes “Game of Thrones” fan theories by looking at actual physics.

From Science, Nov. 12, 2019: Three years ago, a team of particle astrophysicists appeared to nix the idea that a faint glow of gamma rays in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy could be emanating from dark matter. But the conclusion that the gamma rays come instead from more ordinary sources may have been too hasty, the team reports in a new study. So the dark matter hypothesis may be alive and well after all. Fermilab scientist Dan Hooper is quoted in this article.

From Northwestern University, Nov. 8, 2019: Northwestern and Fermilab researchers, including Fermilab scientists Anna Grassellino and Alexander Romanenko, show how impurities can increase the maximum accelerating field of superconducting radio-frequency cavities, a finding with huge potential cost advantages.