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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.

Three Fermilab users receive 2022 URA Awards for their research

The three awards, presented during the annual Users Meeting, all recognize outstanding work conducted at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists at different stages of researchers’ careers.

Connecting with physics

Professors are finding new ways to show students that physics is more than just a set of laws and equations.

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Quantum Diaries 2022NEW

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.

Higgs boson was discovered 10 years ago. What have we learned about it since then?

From The Big Think, June 29, 2022: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln highlights the 10 year anniversary of the Higgs boson, what we have learned in the past decade and what the next ten years of research and discovery may bring.

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