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Fermilab Engineers Develop New Control Electronics for Quantum Computers That Improve Performance, Cut Costs

Quantum computing experiments now have a new control and readout electronics option that will significantly improve performance while replacing cumbersome and expensive systems. Developed by a team of engineers at Fermilab in collaboration with the...
29-Apr-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Accelerator at Fermilab Approved for Construction Start

The Department of Energy has formally approved the start of full construction for the PIP-II project, an upgrade to the Fermilab accelerator complex that includes a new linear accelerator. PIP-II is an essential enhancement that will power the...
20-Apr-2022 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CDF Collaboration at Fermilab Announces Most Precise Ever Measurement of W Boson Mass to Be in Tension with the Standard Model

Scientists of the Collider Detector at Fermilab collaboration have achieved the most precise measurement to date of the mass of the W boson, one of nature’s force-carrying particles. The measured value shows tension with the value expected based...
7-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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MicroBooNE experiment’s first results show no hint of a sterile neutrino

For more than a decade, scientists have wondered whether a theorized new particle, a fourth kind of neutrino called the sterile neutrino, might exist in our universe. Evidence of this would add a new particle to the physicists’ best theory, the...
27-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at the universe’s evolution

The Dark Energy Survey collaboration has created the largest ever maps of the distribution and shapes of galaxies, tracing both ordinary and dark matter in the universe out to a distance of over 7 billion light years. The results are based on the...
28-May-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ICARUS gets ready to fly

The ICARUS detector, part of Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program, will officially start its hunt for elusive sterile neutrinos this fall. The international collaboration led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia successfully brought the detector...
21-May-2021 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Argonaut project launches design effort for super-cold robotics

A new robotics project named Argonaut at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will share that same name and spirit of adventure. Argonaut’s mission will be to monitor conditions within ultracold particle detectors by...
21-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rock transportation system is ready for excavation of DUNE caverns

The Fermilab-hosted international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment will shoot the world’s most powerful beam of neutrinos from the Department of Energy’s Fermilab in Illinois to detectors 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) away at the Sanford...
6-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Fermilab astrophysicist Josh Frieman elected to National Academy of Sciences

Fermilab scientist Josh Frieman, former director of the Dark Energy Survey, has been elected by his peers t...
18 May 2022

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way...
12 May 2022

SLAC’s superconducting X-ray laser reaches operating temperature colder than outer space

The facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impa...
10 May 2022

Fermilab strengthens commitment to U.S. veterans and JROTC with new $4 million workforce development program

Fermilab has created the new workforce development program in coordination with the Department of Energy’...
04 May 2022

Can a theory ever die?

Neglected theories will wilt and wither but can bloom again with enough attention. The post ...
03 May 2022

6 students awarded DOE graduate student research fellowships

The students received the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research...
02 May 2022

A minute with Jim Fromm, head of business infrastructure applications

Fromm discusses working at Fermilab as well as joining the lab’s EDI Task Force. The post ...
02 May 2022

Fermilab engineers develop new control electronics for quantum computers that improve performance, cut costs

Quantum computing experiments now have a new control and readout electronics option that will significantly...
29 Apr 2022

Double trouble Higgs

Scientists worried Higgs pairs would be too rare for LHC experiments to find. But by using machine learning...
26 Apr 2022

What’s new for LHC Run 3?

CERN’s accelerators and the LHC’s detectors have undergone major upgrades that will allow scientists to...
22 Apr 2022

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