National Medal of Science Recipient Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. has published multiple papers on theoretical physics with undergraduate and high school students.

Physicist Elmer Imes’ careful work to capture the spectra of molecules made clear the worth of the theory of quantum mechanics.


Black scientists have played important roles in the history of quantum physics. In this growing area of specialization, there’s an opportunity to continue that legacy.

Professional portrait of Sandra Charles, Fermilab's chief equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility officer

Sandra Charles, Fermilab’s chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, explains why Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just another holiday — it is a chance to honor his legacy and make Fermilab a better place for all.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has a new SharePoint site located at https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/org/ocedi/. Please update your bookmarks and return often for updates and enhanced resources on Laboratory Resource Groups, internship programs, and EDI committees. The old SharePoint site will be archived. Questions? Contact Laura Rogas at lrogas@fnal.gov.

We all share responsibility for ensuring the culture and climate at Fermilab are inclusive and equitable. Since mid-2020, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has put that collective accountability into action by championing employee EDI concerns and working with leadership on solutions.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is currently seeking a program administrator to assist with organizing all aspects of the laboratory’s internship programs. Internal applicants will receive first consideration. If you are interested in joining the EDI team, please apply via our job board by Dec. 13. If you have any questions about the position, please email: employ@fnal.gov

Inspired by the achievements of Jim Gates, currently Ford Foundation professor and director of the Brown University Theoretical Physics Center, the new Fermilab Sylvester James Gates, Jr. Fellowship prioritizes the inclusion of first-generation college graduates, and the representation of historically and contemporarily minoritized individuals underrepresented in theoretical physics.