From Feb. 10–14, the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement held its first-ever virtual Family Open House. With live and on-demand content throughout the five-day event, attendees could participate in real time or enjoy programming on their own schedule, with over 10,000 interactions from 45 states and over 20 countries. The EPE Office is excited about both a very successful five days and about how it can be carried forward.
Almost everything makes neutrinos — even bananas. But why do bananas produce neutrinos? Are they turning your kitchen into a neutrino factory? Today, we’ll talk about how each of these humble fruits emits more than one million of our favorite particles every day — and some other neutrino sources you might not expect. Join Fermilab scientist Kirsty Duffy to find out!
Today, more than 90% of the indexed articles in the natural sciences are published in English. That wasn’t always the case.
Previously vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of physics at the University of Illinois, the new chief research officer will lead research on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, advancing scientific excellence.
A Fermilab team has completed tests for a crucial superconducting segment for the PIP-II particle accelerator, the future heart of the Fermilab accelerator chain. The segment, called a cryomodule, will be one of many, but this is the first to be fully designed, assembled and tested at Fermilab. It represents a journey of technical challenges and opportunities for innovation in superconducting accelerator technology.
Fermilab Deputy Director of Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab Neutrino Division Head Steve Brice, recognized for their service to DOE’s mission and the benefit of the nation, earn among the highest honors a Department of Energy employee or contractor can receive.
Higgs-boson pairs could help scientists understand the stability of our universe. The trick is finding them.
Asymmetry in the proton confounds physicists, but a new discovery may bring back old theories to explain it.
Missing visits to the museum? Or in need of some home-school activities? Check out these five do-it-yourself physics demos from Ketevan Akhobadze, an exhibit developer for the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab.
Protecting particle accelerators and developing technology for addressing environmental issues, Arden Warner loves solving problems. He’s also chair of the Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology committee, where he champions mentoring young scientists and working towards a more inclusive culture in science.
For researchers interested in unlocking the mysteries of the universe, having access to the most powerful high-energy accelerator on the planet, a world-class detector, and young, fresh, and enthusiastic minds are a winning combination – and the Fermilab CMS Department has all three.
The prodigious amount of data produced at the Large Hadron Collider presents a major challenge for data analysis. Coffea, a Python package developed by Fermilab researchers, speeds up computation and helps scientists work more efficiently. Around a dozen international LHC research groups now use Coffea, which draws on big data techniques used outside physics.
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From the Science of the Francis Mule, March 1, 2021: Scientists at Fermilab and Argonne publish new results from SeaQuest experiment showing the asymmetry of protons.
From Civil + Structure Engineer, March 1, 2021: Fermilab’s new Integrated Engineering Research Center is a 85,000-square-foot, two-story structure that will be a combination of laboratories, offices, and collaborative spaces to support ongoing particle physics research, including the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.