The Dark Energy Survey tackles big questions about our universe: What is it made of? How is matter distributed? How has the universe evolved? And what roles do dark matter and dark energy play? To address these puzzles, the experiment uses a powerful 570-megapixel camera to photograph galaxies close to home and billions of light years away. The analysis of the first three years of data resulted in the largest maps ever made showing the distribution and shapes of galaxies in our universe — and provided a fantastic test for scientist’s best predictions.
The Muon g-2 experiment announced one of the most tantalizing physics measurements in over a decade. The measurement might tell us that our theoretical calculation is missing some new physical phenomena. Or, a new theoretical prediction points to the possibility that measurement and prediction basically agree. In this exciting video, Fermilab’s Don Lincoln shares an insider’s perspective.
Despite featuring in sci-fi and many UFO reports, Antigravity is an idea that is potentially scientifically reputable, and scientists at CERN are investigating possible connections between antimatter and antigravity. Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln covers both the fact and fiction of this interesting topic.
Take a virtual tour of the newly-upgraded Ross hoistroom and rock conveyance system at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, hosted by SURF’s Mike Headley, Fermilab’s Joshua Willhite and hoist operator Laurie Adkins-Heydon. Both the hoistroom and the conveyance system are critical to constructing the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment a mile below the surface.
Dr. Kirsty Duffy talks about how we can see the invisible with detectors. She shares the bizarre story of the first neutrino detector: Project Poltergeist. Plus, MicroBooNE scientist Katrina Miller shows us the materials used to build modern detectors — and what scientists see when a neutrino finally says hello.