Fermilab

From Northwest Quarterly, Oct. 10, 2016: Our universe is a mystery. We don’t know what most of it is made of; we don’t know how it all works. But by using the largest, most complex machines in the world, scientists at Fermilab are figuring it out.

From Nature, Aug. 19, 2016: The next steps for particle physics now seem less certain, as discussions at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) suggest. Much hinges on whether the LHC unearths phenomena that fall outside the standard model of particle physics and whether China’s plans to build an LHC successor move forward.

Fermilab’s annual Wonders of Science show is scheduled for Sunday, April 17. This year’s theme is astronomy, and the show will feature Weird Science, a group of current and retired high school teachers who have been recognized locally and nationally for their ability to engage young minds.

Aurora Beacon-News, Jan. 12, 2016: Fermilab has an artist-in-residence program that was launched first through Oak Park artist Lindsay Olson, who completed her year in residence in December, and Chicago artist Ellen Sandor, who is the new artist-in-residence.

Fermilab’s Family Open House is more than just an annual tradition. It’s a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. The Open House is earlier than usual this year – on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1-5 p.m. – but it promises the same sense of wonder you’ve come to expect.

Icy fog settled on the laboratory. The image was taken on Dec. 29, 2010, from the 14th floor of Wilson Hall. Photo: Tom Fitzpatrick, PPD