Fermilab news for employees and users

Changes to Fermilab project leadership teams

Project leadership teams at Fermilab serve critical roles in managing initiatives. There have been several recent changes in project leadership. Please join me in congratulating incoming leaders and thanking outgoing leaders for a job well done.

How to do particle physics in a climate emergency

Scientists in the particle physics community are bringing environmental and climate issues to the table in discussions about future research.

Three pieces inspired by particle physics – Suzie Shrubb

In this presentation, Fermilab guest composer Suzie Shrubb premieres three works inspired by particle physics research at the laboratory and discusses her work with some of the physicists who collaborated with her.

Nobel-winning experiment enables Fermilab-led quantum network

Anton Zeilinger, who received the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, pioneered research on quantum teleportation and entanglement swapping. These technologies are instrumental in the success of the Illinois-Express Quantum Network, which recently published a paper outlining its design concepts and implementation. The technologies are also the basis for the quantum devices that generate the network.

Proposed experiment seeks origin of cosmic neutrinos

Most astronomers trek to the mountaintops to study the stars, but a group of physicists are seeking the secrets of the cosmos with a detector at the bottom of the ocean.

One of two magnetic focusing horns used in the beamline at Fermilab that produces intense neutrino beams for MINERvA and other neutrino experiments.
A new way to explore proton’s structure with neutrinos yields first results

For the first time, particle physicists have been able to precisely measure the proton’s size and structure using neutrinos with data gathered from thousands of neutrino-hydrogen scattering events collected by MINERvA, a particle physics experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Scientists release newly accurate map of all the matter in the universe

Their analysis combines Dark Energy Survey, South Pole Telescope data to better understand the evolution of universe.

Scientists from the SQMS Center, Jefferson Lab and University of Waterloo receive Quantum Horizon funding award

The Quantum Horizons award from the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics enables a new collaboration between the Fermilab-hosted SQMS Center, Jefferson Lab and the University of Waterloo to create beyond the state-of-the-art quantum devices.

Two Fermilab scientists elected to the APS Division of Particles and Fields executive committee

Vaia Papadimitriou and Kelly Stifter started their terms on Jan. 1.

Ways to weigh a neutrino

For decades, scientists have tried to find a way to measure the mass of the lightest matter particle known to exist. Three new approaches now have a chance to succeed.

Quantum researchers strike the right chord with silicides

SQMS Center researchers have identified a new contribution to a qubit’s performance by probing and simulating several-atom-thick layers called silicides.

Sculpting physics into a visual masterpiece: Ricardo Mondragon named Fermilab 2023 artist-in-residence

Fermilab selects its 2023 artist for its year-long artist-in-residence program.

See all news


Subatomic ghosts shed new light on the structure of protons

From Big Think, Feb. 6, 2023: For the first time, the proton’s size and structure was measured using Fermilab’s MINERVA detector by studying proton/neutrino interactions. This new method which studies weak force interactions, is a first step in which scientists can use to better understand the laws of the Universe.

A map was created showing the distribution of matter in the Universe. It shows that the theories of physicists need to be changed

From National Geographic (Poland), Feb. 2, 2023: A group of 150 scientists, including researchers from Fermilab and the University of Chicago, has published one of the most precise measurements of the distribution of matter in the Universe. The analysis is groundbreaking because it used data from two very different telescope surveys and it indicated that something is missing in the current standard model of the universe.

See all in the news


Submit a photo to Photo of the Day


NEW  Items marked new were posted in the last 48 hours.