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Released: 21-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT
In photos: Fermilab site preparation for LBNF nears completion
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

All summer long, progress on preparing the Fermilab site for the construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility has been proceeding at a healthy clip. Now, as summer winds down, that site prep is nearing completion.

Newswise: Pinning down the ampere with a supersensitive particle detector
Released: 19-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Pinning down the ampere with a supersensitive particle detector
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A precise calibration for measurements of electric current has long eluded scientists. Last year, the ampere was redefined based on the charge of a single electron. The next generation of charge-coupled devices, known as skipper CCDs, could provide the sensitivity needed to calibrate the new definition.

Newswise: Three students awarded DOE Graduate Student Research Fellowships
Released: 5-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Three students awarded DOE Graduate Student Research Fellowships
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Three students have received the prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab. DOE awarded these fellowships to 52 students from U.S. universities.

Newswise: If Betelgeuse goes boom: How DUNE would respond to a nearby supernova
Released: 5-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT
If Betelgeuse goes boom: How DUNE would respond to a nearby supernova
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The red supergiant Betelgeuse is one of the best candidates for a nearby supernova in the coming decades. The star’s proximity to Earth would present a unique opportunity for studying the physics of supernovae and neutrinos. If Betelgeuse does explode, DUNE will be ready.

Newswise: Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
Released: 29-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Three Fermilab scientists have been selected 2020 fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.

Newswise: Northern Illinois flourishes as accelerator R&D hub under Fermilab leadership
Released: 25-Sep-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Northern Illinois flourishes as accelerator R&D hub under Fermilab leadership
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab and partners in northern Illinois have established the region as a leader in particle accelerator science and technology. Few places in the world boast such concentrated effort in particle acceleration research, developing and building cutting-edge particle accelerators, and growing an accelerator-focused workforce.

Newswise: The next big thing: the use of graph neural networks to discover particles
Released: 24-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT
The next big thing: the use of graph neural networks to discover particles
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab scientists have implemented a cloud-based machine learning framework to handle data from the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Now they can begin to use graph neural networks to boost their pattern recognition abilities in the search for new particles.

Newswise: Graziano Venanzoni elected new co-spokesperson of Muon g-2 collaboration
Released: 21-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Graziano Venanzoni elected new co-spokesperson of Muon g-2 collaboration
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A physicist at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Venanzoni will help prepare the Muon g-2 collaboration for its highly anticipated first scientific publication and work with partners to ensure a long life for the experiment, where scientists are searching for new particles emerging from the quantum foam that surrounds all matter.

Newswise: ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results
Released: 18-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT
ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists are testing the components and systems for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, with other liquid-argon particle detectors. One such detector is ICEBERG, which is over 10,000 times smaller than DUNE will be. ICEBERG’s measurements are providing insight for future neutrino experiments.

Newswise: Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev elected to Academia Europaea
Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev elected to Academia Europaea
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Widely recognized for his work in accelerator beam physics, Shiltsev is one of 361 individuals elected to Academia Europaea, which promotes a wider appreciation of the value of European scholarship and research.

Newswise: Safety in robots: Mu2e’s automated handler
Released: 10-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Safety in robots: Mu2e’s automated handler
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Humans and robots work together in a carefully choreographed dance to maintain peak production target performance in Mu2e’s search for new physics – direct muon-to-electron conversion.

Newswise: Jonathan Jarvis wins prestigious DOE award for development of next-generation particle beam cooling and control
Released: 1-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Jonathan Jarvis wins prestigious DOE award for development of next-generation particle beam cooling and control
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

This award, totaling $2.5 million, will fund the development of a faster particle beam cooling method as well as the implementation of machine learning advancements to optimally control the system.

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Released: 27-Aug-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Fermilab to lead $115 million National Quantum Information Science Research Center to build revolutionary quantum computer with Rigetti Computing, Northwestern University, Ames Laboratory, NASA, INFN and additional partners
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab has been selected to lead one of five national centers to bring about transformational advances in quantum information science as a part of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative. The initiative provides the new Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center — based at Fermilab and comprising 20 partner institutions — $115 million over five years with the goal of building and deploying a beyond-state-of-the-art quantum computer based on superconducting technologies. The center will also develop new quantum sensors, which could lead to the discovery of the nature of dark matter and other elusive subatomic particles.

Newswise: Searching for supernova neutrinos with DUNE
Released: 18-Aug-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Searching for supernova neutrinos with DUNE
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment collaboration has published a paper about its capability for performing supernova physics. It details the kind of activity DUNE expects in the detector during a supernova burst, how DUNE will know once a supernova occurs and what physics DUNE will extract from the neutrinos. DUNE's unique strength is its sensitivity to a particular type of neutrino called the electron neutrino, which will provide scientists with supernova data not available from any other experiment.

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Released: 10-Aug-2020 1:35 PM EDT
A team of international physicists join forces in hunt for sterile neutrinos
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The MINOS+ and Daya Bay neutrino experiments combine results to produce most stringent test yet for the existence of sterile neutrinos.

Newswise: Fermilab scientist Laura Fields receives $2.5 million DOE award to study beams of shape-shifting ghost particles
Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Fermilab scientist Laura Fields receives $2.5 million DOE award to study beams of shape-shifting ghost particles
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Laura Fields has won an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy to help physicists better understand the composition of neutrino beams used by Fermilab experiments. Her work will help gather and validate results that could shed light on why the universe consists of something rather than nothing.

Newswise: Dark Energy Survey census of the smallest galaxies hones the search for dark matter
Released: 4-Aug-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Dark Energy Survey census of the smallest galaxies hones the search for dark matter
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have used observations of the smallest known galaxies to better understand dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 85% of the matter in the universe. The smallest galaxies can contain hundreds to thousands of times more dark matter than normal visible matter, making them ideal laboratories for studying this mysterious substance. By performing a rigorous census of small galaxies surrounding our Milky Way, scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have been able to constrain the fundamental particle physics that governs dark matter.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Robert Ainsworth awarded $2.5 million to improve particle beams for high-intensity experiments
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab scientist Robert Ainsworth has won a $2.5 million Department of Energy Early Career Research Award to study different ways of ensuring stability in high-intensity proton beams. By studying how certain types of beam instabilities emerge and evolve under different conditions, his team can help sharpen scientists' methods for correcting them or avoiding them to begin with.

Newswise: ArgoNeuT sheds light on electron neutrino interactions
Released: 24-Jul-2020 4:10 PM EDT
ArgoNeuT sheds light on electron neutrino interactions
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The ArgoNeuT collaboration has published new measurements of the neutrino interaction channel critical for future experiments that seek to understand the difference between matter and antimatter in the world of neutrinos. Their paper presents new strategies for identifying electron neutrinos in liquid-argon neutrino detectors like ArgoNeuT.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:15 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy unveils blueprint for the quantum internet at ‘Launch to the Future: Quantum Internet’ event
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The U.S. Department of Energy unveils a report that lays out a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet, bringing the United States to the forefront of the global quantum race and ushering in a new era of communications. This report provides a pathway to ensure the development of the National Quantum Initiative Act.

Newswise: Two construction projects reach major milestones at Fermilab
Released: 22-Jul-2020 6:15 PM EDT
Two construction projects reach major milestones at Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Partners celebrate the site dedication of the Integrated Engineering Research Center and the groundbreaking for the PIP-II cryoplant building.

Newswise: More than 3,000 neutrino scientists gather online for Neutrino 2020
Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
More than 3,000 neutrino scientists gather online for Neutrino 2020
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A dash of virtual reality helps replicate the serendipitous interactions of an in-person conference when participants are scattered across the globe.

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Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Fermilab achieves 14.5-tesla field for accelerator magnet, setting new world record
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab scientists have broken their own world record for an accelerator magnet. In June, their demonstrator steering dipole magnet achieved a 14.5-tesla field, surpassing the field strength of their 14.1-tesla magnet, which set a record in 2019. This magnet test shows that scientists and engineers can meet the demanding requirements for the future particle collider under discussion in the particle physics community.

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Released: 6-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Five thousand eyes on the skies: Scientists choreograph robots to observe distant galaxies
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists have begun operating the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, to create a 3-D map of over 30 million galaxies and quasars that will help them understand the nature of dark energy. The new instrument is the most advanced of its kind, with 5,000 robotic positioners that will enable scientists to gather more than 20 times more data than previous surveys. Researchers at Fermilab helped develop the software that will direct these positioners to focus on galaxies several billion light-years away and are currently in the process of fine-tuning the programs used before the last round of testing later this year.

Newswise: Saturday Morning Physics goes virtual
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Saturday Morning Physics goes virtual
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab's popular outreach program for high school students, started in 1980, takes full advantage of modern technology to reach a broader audience. Recordings now are available online.

Newswise: CMS collaboration publishes 1,000th paper
Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:05 PM EDT
CMS collaboration publishes 1,000th paper
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

On June 19, scientists at the CMS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider published their 1,000th paper. The monumental achievement reflects an incomparable contribution to humanity's understanding of the universe — and it's just the beginning.

Newswise: Crews create a blast to take the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment to the next stage
Released: 24-Jun-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Crews create a blast to take the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment to the next stage
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Construction workers have carried out the first underground blasting for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will provide the space, infrastructure and particle beam for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. This prep work paves the way for removing more than 800,000 tons of rock to make space for the gigantic DUNE detectors a mile underground.

Newswise: Three Fermilab scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Three Fermilab scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected three Fermilab scientists to receive the 2020 DOE Early Career Research Award, now in its 11th year. The prestigious award is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Neutrino 2020 kicks off June 22
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The 29th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics brings together thousands of researchers for the latest developments in the field.

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Released: 11-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Physicists publish worldwide consensus of muon magnetic moment calculation
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

An international team of theoretical physicists have published their calculation of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. Their work expands on an equation that revolutionized physics almost a century ago and that may aid scientists in the discovery of physics beyond the Standard Model.

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Released: 8-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Accelerating science globally: PIP-II engineers continue designs for particle-propelling machine from home
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Engineers from five countries are coordinating the design of the large cryomodules that will enable the new PIP-II accelerator at Fermilab to generate protons for the world’s most powerful beam of neutrinos, in support of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Fermilab scientists publish quantum computing course for high school students
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Quantum computing will affect the future of every area of science, creating the need for a quantum-fluent workforce. In collaboration with two high school teachers, a group of Fermilab theorists has developed a quantum computing course for high school students. With this course, Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground in both quantum computing research and supporting the competitiveness of the STEM workforce in the quantum era.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:45 AM EDT
SENSEI gets quiet
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A good dark matter detector has a lot in common with a good teleconference setup: You need a sensitive microphone and a quiet room. The SENSEI experiment has demonstrated world-leading sensitivity and the low background needed for an effective search for low-mass dark matter.

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Released: 27-May-2020 12:15 PM EDT
A window of opportunity: Physicists test titanium target windows for particle beam
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab is upgrading its particle accelerators to generate high-intensity proton beams, which will pass through metallic “windows” and collide with a target. Researchers are testing the endurance of windows made of a titanium alloy, exposing samples to proton beams to see how the material performs.

Newswise: Mammoths, mastodons and the fruit they left behind at Fermilab
Released: 21-May-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Mammoths, mastodons and the fruit they left behind at Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

If you live in the Chicago suburbs and have ever taken a walk on the Fermilab hike-and-bike trail along Batavia Road, you’ve probably noticed large trees with long, slender bean pods, which — even after they fall to the ground — are ignored by wildlife. Not that long ago, mammoths, mastodons and giant ground sloths roamed the Fermilab grounds and feasted on these bean pods, along with the fruit of two additional species that still can be found growing on site.

Released: 4-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT
DUNE prepares for data onslaught
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment will collect massive amounts of data from star-born and terrestrial neutrinos. A worldwide network of computers will provide the infrastructure to help analyze it. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, scientists write software to mine the data.

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Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Fighting COVID with computing: Fermilab, Brookhaven, Open Science Grid dedicate computational power to COVID-19 research
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists and engineers at Fermilab and Brookhaven are uniting with other organizations in the Open Science Grid to help fight COVID-19 by dedicating considerable computational power to researchers studying how they can help combat the virus-borne disease.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Particle physics at home
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Browse Fermilab's many online resources to dive into the wonderful world of particle physics.

Newswise: Introducing Mauricio Suarez, Fermilab head of the Illinois Accelerator Research Center
Released: 15-Apr-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Introducing Mauricio Suarez, Fermilab head of the Illinois Accelerator Research Center
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Mauricio Suarez has been with Fermilab for only a few months, yet he has already taken full command promoting a key aspect of the lab's mission: to develop new technologies for science that support U.S. industrial competitiveness. As the person in charge of connecting Fermilab with industry partners, Suarez is leading the way for the lab to foster innovation and advance technologies for the benefit of society.

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Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT
The cold eyes of DUNE
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists at several DOE national laboratories working on the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment are developing integrated electronic circuitry that can operate in DUNE’s detectors at temperatures below minus 200 degrees Celsius.

Newswise: Amanda Early, Fermilab education program leader, selected STEP UP ambassador
Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Amanda Early, Fermilab education program leader, selected STEP UP ambassador
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Amanda Early is one of 79 physics educators selected to be a STEP UP Program ambassador. STEP UP ambassadors are high school physics teachers that train others on how to effectively reduce barriers for women in physics. The program mobilizes thousands of teachers to help engage young women in physics and inspire them to pursue physics in college.

Released: 27-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Fermilab presents: March Magnets
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Missing March Madness? Let Fermilab fill a small part of the void created in these times of social distancing and shelter-in-place. Participate in Fermilab’s sendup of the NCAA tournament: March Magnets. Learn about eight different types of magnets used in particle physics, each with an example from a project or experiment in which Fermilab is a player. Then head over to the Fermilab Twitter feed on March 30 to participate in our March Magnets playoffs.

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Released: 19-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
The power of attraction: magnets in particle accelerators
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Accelerator magnets — how do they work? Depending on the number of poles a magnet has, it bends, shapes or shores up the stability of particle beams as they shoot at velocities close to the speed of light. Experts design magnets so they can wield the beam in just the right way to yield the physics they're after. Here's your primer on particle accelerator magnets.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Three national laboratories achieve record magnetic field for accelerator focusing magnet
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have achieved a milestone in magnet technology. Earlier this year, their new magnet reached the highest field strength ever recorded for an accelerator focusing magnet. It will also be the first niobium-tin quadrupole magnet to operate in a particle accelerator — in this case, the future High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

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Released: 16-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Quantum and accelerator science enable mysterious dark sector searches at Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Fermilab technology developed for particle accelerators offers a valuable opportunity to search for a hypothesized particle that would resemble a particle of light. These dark photons could help us understand the large part of our universe that we know is there but have yet to observe.

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Released: 13-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Fermilab, UNICAMP and São Paulo Research Foundation collaborate on major international projects for neutrino research
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Under a new agreement, the University of Campinas and the São Paulo Research Foundation will play important roles in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab.

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Released: 11-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Innovative ANNIE sees first neutrinos, with more “firsts” to come
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The groundbreaking ANNIE experiment at Fermilab has seen its first neutrino events. This milestone heralds the start of an ambitious program in neutrino physics and detector technology development. It is also a cause for celebration by the international ANNIE collaboration, composed of groups from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Newswise: They are there and they are gone: ICARUS chases a fourth neutrino
Released: 2-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EST
They are there and they are gone: ICARUS chases a fourth neutrino
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Scientists have begun filling the ICARUS detector at Fermilab with liquid argon, moving one step closer toward neutrino oscillation measurements and the potential discovery of sterile neutrinos.

Released: 2-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EST
Twenty-fifth anniversary of the discovery of the top quark at Fermilab
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Twenty-five years ago, scientists on the CDF and DZero particle physics experiments at Fermilab announced one of history’s biggest breakthroughs in particle physics: the discovery of the long-sought top quark. The two collaborations jointly made the announcement on March 2, 1995, to much fanfare.

Newswise: Particle accelerator technology could solve one of the most vexing problems in building quantum computers
Released: 28-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Particle accelerator technology could solve one of the most vexing problems in building quantum computers
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

One of the most difficult problems to overcome in developing a quantum computer is finding a way to maintain the lifespan of information held in quantum bits, called qubits. Researchers at Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory are working to determine whether devices used in particle accelerators can help solve the problem. The team will run simulations on high-performance computers that will enable them to predict the lifespan of information held within these qubits using smaller versions of these devices, taking us one step closer to the age of quantum computing.


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