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15 spectacular photos from the Dark Energy Camera

The powerful camera built for the Dark Energy Survey has taken more than 1 million photos from its perch in Chile. Here are some of the best.

“What happens when you fall into a black hole?”

Falling into a black hole is a science fiction favorite. In this video, Don Lincoln tells you what it’s really like, telling the facts and dispelling fiction. (Hint: Avoid it if at all possible.)

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Join the celebration! Create your Alebrijes masterpiece that will be on display until October 15.

Maria Vincenzi wins 2022 URA Graduate Thesis Award

Astrophysicist Maria Vincenzi won the award for her thesis, which created a process for preventing Dark Energy Survey data from being thrown out due to contamination from unusable supernovae.

An unplanned trajectory

Cameo Lance spoke at an American Physical Society meeting about her winding path from an undergraduate degree in physics to the space industry.

Jens Koch named new deputy director of SQMS Center

Koch has assumed the leadership role previously held by Jim Sauls, who will remain active at SQMS.

View the ‘Imaging the Cosmos’ exhibit in Wilson Hall before Sept. 30

The exhibit features images of the nighttime sky by Coles and Murphy and has been on display in the Wilson Hall art gallery since March 2020. In October, it will be removed to make space for a new exhibit.

August issue of Particles newsletter

The Fermilab Office of Communication is pleased to share the latest issue of Particles, a monthly newsletter from Fermilab senior management that covers key projects and initiatives and the “behind-the-scenes” support critical to our success.

Austrian science and research delegation visits Fermilab

The delegation’s visit to the lab was part of a larger U.S. tour to strengthen the Austrian research network and present Austria as a potential international research location.

Anna Grassellino awarded New Horizons Prize in fundamental physics

Grassellino received a 2023 New Horizons in Physics Prize as a researcher for her work and impact in the particle accelerator technology and quantum science fields.

Catching neutrinos at the LHC

After the successful initiation of two new detectors, scientists have begun to envision an expanded suite of neutrino experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

Fermilab announces Bonnie Fleming as new deputy director and chief research officer

Effective Sept. 6, Bonnie Fleming stepped into her new role, responsible for leading all areas of science and technology.

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Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to three scientists for work in quantum technologyNEW

From the New York Times, October 4, 2022 (Sign-up needed to view): Yesterday, the three winners of the Novel Prize in Physics were recognized for their experiments in an area that has broad implications for secure information transfer and quantum computing. Read more about how their results have cleared the way for “new technology based upon quantum information.”

UChicago scientists to help lay out vision for future of particle physicsNEW

From University of Chicago News, October3, 2022: An international group of physicists is meeting to lay out a vision for the next decades of particle physics. Fermilab’s Marcela Carena is part of the committee will participate in this study that will help guide federal agencies, policymakers and academics as they make decisions about research, funding, and planning. The study is expected to be released in 2024.

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