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Fermilab, international partners break ground on new state-of-the-art particle accelerator

With a ceremony held on March 15, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.
15-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Success after a three-year sprint

The first prototype detector for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is taking data and producing extraordinary pictures of particle tracks.
31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey will finish taking data on Jan. 9.
8-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino Experiment

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
18-Sep-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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LHC scientists detect most favored Higgs decay

Today at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider collaborations ATLAS and CMS jointly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. This is predicted to be the most common way for Higgs bosons to decay yet was a...
28-Aug-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ICARUS neutrino detector installed in new Fermilab home

For four years, three laboratories on two continents have prepared the ICARUS particle detector to capture the interactions of mysterious particles called neutrinos at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. On...
16-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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DUNE collaboration completes Interim Design Report for gigantic particle detectors

The more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from 32 countries working on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab, achieved a milestone on July 29 when the collaboration released...
30-Jul-2018 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fermilab Gets Ready to Upgrade Accelerator Complex for More Powerful Particle Beams

Fermilab’s accelerator complex has achieved a major milestone: The U.S. Department of Energy formally approved Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to proceed with its design of PIP-II, an accelerator upgrade project that will provide increased...
24-Jul-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fermilab works on the world's most advanced particle accelerators and digs down to the smallest building blocks of matter, advancing knowledge of the fundamental nature of matter and energy.

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