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Wait, didn’t the LHC already “restart?”

Today marks the start of LHC Run 3. So what was #restartingLHC in April all about?

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Empty space is not empty

Mike Albrow discusses an empty box as a thought experiment about fundamental particles, specifically the Higgs boson.

The 55th Annual Fermilab Users Meeting: A focus on the future

A strong tradition at Fermilab, the annual Users Meeting is a welcome opportunity for the user community to gather together to celebrate the scientific and technological achievements produced at the lab during the previous year and to look toward those to come.

Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson

Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.

Are you a Higgs expert? Take this quiz to find out!

July 4 marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

Fermilab played host to international cadre of science counselors

On Thursday, June 23, a dozen leading science counselors representing European countries and Canada visited Fermilab to learn about our emerging technologies, cutting-edge facilities and international cooperation capacities.

Quantum network between two national labs achieves record synch

Quantum collaboration demonstrates in Chicagoland the first steps toward functional long-distance quantum networks over deployed telecom fiber optics, opening the door to scalable quantum computing.

Particle Fever: Where are they now?

The 2013 documentary Particle Fever follows physicists from the start-up of the LHC through the discovery of the Higgs boson. Where are those physicists now?

NIU students lend their engineering skills to PIP-II

Senior engineering students designed a portable cleanroom and a modular cryomodule mockup for Fermilab’s new accelerator complex upgrade project.

Ten years of Higgs boson – past, present and future!

On July 4, 2012, researchers at the CERN laboratory in Europe announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. It was a tremendous triumph for the Standard Model of particle physics and confirmed a prediction made nearly half a century prior. In 2022, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of that momentous discovery.

Reverberations of the Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson inspired young people around the world to pursue a career in science and technology.

Observing Juneteenth

This year, Fermilab will observe Juneteenth, the federal holiday on June 19 that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrates Black freedom and culture.

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What is quantum information science?NEW

From the DOE National QIS Research Centers, July 5. 2022: In this video series, scientists affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers presented an overview of quantum information science to Congressional staff in May 2022. The event, titled Quantum Information Science for Everyone, hosted presenters who discussed quantum research, its potential impacts, and the importance of U.S. leadership in this burgeoning area of science and engineering.

Quantum Diaries 2022

From Higgs10.org, June 28, 2022: This year marks the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson – the result of an unprecedented global collaboration. To mark occasion, the Interactions collaboration is publishing a new version of Quantum Diaries – with some original bloggers, and some newer physicists inspired by the historic discovery. Fermilab scientists are part of the mix.

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