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Finding art in astrophysics technology

LSST Camera images provide the inspiration for artist Lennart Lahuis’s “Astromelancholia.”

Inaugural cohort of ASPIRE fellows share their experiences

The ASPIRE Fellowship, open to engineering students from underrepresented backgrounds, celebrates its successful first year and looks ahead to 2023. Applications are now open.

Swiss state secretary for education, research and innovation visits Fermilab

While many components of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment are being developed, international collaborators such as Switzerland are making valuable contributions. Recently, the Swiss state secretary visited Fermilab to discuss DUNE and other joint areas of science research.

Fermilab CMS scientists seek most massive particles yet at the LHC

The CMS collaboration has just submitted a new paper, describing the search for new particles 10 times more massive than the top quark, more than even 10 uranium nuclei.

Madagascar’s path to neutrino physics

Laza Rakotondravohitra was the first Malagasy grad student to conduct research in neutrino physics. He and others are working to ensure he will be far from the last.

Monica Nunes stands inside a clean room for the assembly of the neutrino detection system for the SBND experiment.
Badged personnel invited to watch SBND transport the week of Nov. 28

Director Lia Merminga invites all employees, users and other badged personnel to watch the transport of the large SBND neutrino detection system across the Fermilab Batavia site.

Access to University of Chicago’s Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility enables quantum research

SQMS Center researchers have fabricated quantum devices to evaluate the effect of different materials on qubit performance, thanks to proximity to the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

Parenting in physics

Scientists discuss the challenges of being caregivers in physics and some ways they’ve seen the field change for the better.

SBND scientists complete assembly of large neutrino detection system

An international group of scientists has finished the assembly of the large neutrino detection system for the Short-Baseline Near Detector at Fermilab.

How cold can it get?

Cryogenics is the science of cold. But how cold is cold? In this video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln tells us about some of the most amazing achievements in cryogenic science. And there is no truth to the rumor that he sings at the end.

Fermilab receives Inflation Reduction Act funding

The U.S. Department of Energy allocated funds to its 17 national laboratories from the Inflation Reduction Act to mitigate the rise of project costs as a result of inflation. Fermilab will spend the funding on the lab’s on-going construction projects. This will allow the lab’s major projects to uphold their schedules and keep their commitment to international collaborators.

15 photos celebrating Fermilab’s storied bison

National Bison Day is Nov. 5. To mark the occasion, here’s a look at the lab’s herd over the years.

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What’s the real reason you can’t go faster than the speed of light?

From the Big Think, Nov. 17, 2022: Don Lincoln tackles the real answer to the question, “Why can’t we travel faster than the speed of light”? drawing from Einstein’s theory and spacetime.

Astronomers discover closest known black hole to Earth, Gaia BH1

From the Big Think, November 14, 2022: Gaia BH1 is the closest black hole to Earth that scientists have ever discovered at just 1,600 light years away. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln examines that by looking at the behavior of a star near the black hole, how astronomers might be able to determine the black hole was there, despite never seeing it directly.

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