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Pinning down the ampere with a supersensitive particle detector

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...
19-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three students awarded DOE Graduate Student Research Fellowships

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.
5-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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If Betelgeuse goes boom: How DUNE would respond to a nearby supernova

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...
5-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fermilab scientists selected as APS fellows

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.
29-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Northern Illinois flourishes as accelerator R&D hub under Fermilab leadership

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...
25-Sep-2020 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The next big thing: the use of graph neural networks to discover particles

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...
24-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Graziano Venanzoni elected new co-spokesperson of Muon g-2 collaboration

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...
21-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ICEBERG tests future neutrino detector systems with 'beautiful' results

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...
18-Sep-2020 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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