Fermilab features

A new underground research space at Fermilab allows scientists to study superconducting quantum qubits in an environment with significantly reduced interference caused by cosmic rays. The laboratory, called QUIET, has a twin at the Earth’s surface named LOUD. This arrangement allows for controlled direct comparisons of quantum sensor and computing experiments.

Fermilab received visitors from the São Paulo Research Foundation, including the foundation’s executive director, Carlos Américo Pacheco. The group came to hear from researchers and engineers about how Fermilab brings technologies together from across disciplines to make advances in particle physics, quantum computing and more.

First bison of 2024

Spring brings new life to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as calving season begins for the lab’s herd of American bison. Today, two bison calves were born at Fermilab. The lab has a long tradition of providing habitat for bison, connecting particle physics research to the Midwestern prairie. This season, 20 baby bison are expected.

A new economic impact study shows the growing positive effects on economies in the U.S. through operations conducted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In Illinois and South Dakota, positive ripple effects from Fermilab spending contributed $1.6 billion in economic output during fiscal year 2022 and supported 7,242 jobs.