Four complementary analyses by Fermilab’s MicroBooNE show no signs of a theorized fourth kind of neutrino known as the sterile neutrino. Its existence is considered a possible explanation for anomalies seen in previous physics experiments.
LBNF/DUNE-US and Mu2e will see leadership changes in November.
A new analysis of the South Pole-based telescope’s observations has all but ruled out several popular models of inflation.
In early October, crews completed the raise-bore drilling of the vertical ventilation shaft at the Lead, South Dakota, LBNF/DUNE project site and unexpectedly uncovered a geological treasure during the process.
Olivier Napoly has worked internationally on a variety of accelerator and collider projects. At Fermilab, he works as a guest scientist, helping to build the PIP-II particle accelerator. As an accelerator physicist, Napoly focuses on every aspect of PIP-II’s construction from design to assembly.
There’s no one best way to build a telescope.
The APS awarded two prestigious prizes, the Panofsky Prize and the Wilson Prize, to four scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
This episode features an edition of Particle/Counter Particle. In this science debate show, two physicists discuss the possible existence of “sterile neutrinos,” a theorized fourth kind of neutrino. If sterile neutrinos exist, it would be a radical discovery, adding a new building block to the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Many animals are on the move in fall to find a safe place to spend winter. What should you do if you find an animal inside a building or in an unusual spot outdoors?
Creating a hypersensitive dark matter detector in a clean lab more than a mile underground is no mean feat in and of itself. Add a closed border and COVID restrictions to the mix, and you have the scenario that Fermilab, SNOLAB and the SENSEI collaboration faced. Undeterred, they found a way to proceed with installation.
Griselda Lopez oversees Fermilab’s site access process, the Badging office, the Users Office and Recreations. She values the opportunity her role gives her to work with people from different disciplines, divisions and sections.
On Oct. 13, the American Physical Society announced the recipients of the 2021 APS Fellowships. Two Fermilab scientists were selected as 2021 APS fellows.
IN THE NEWS
From Sanford Underground Research Facility, October 25, 2021: SURF will be hosting a gameshow-themed event. as part of the virtual event, “Deep Talks: Are you smarter than a dark matter physicist?” on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. MT. All are invited to attend the event where the audience will take part in a quiz about dark matter and the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter experiment.
From Tech Start Ups, October 24, 2021: How antimatter can one day power a rocket into space. Former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson believes testing an antimatter-based propulsion spacecraft could be a reality by 2050 if the high energy costs to produce antimatter weren’t a factor.