Science

Particle Accelerators
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At Fermilab, we develop, build and operate the particle accelerators of the 21st century.
Particle Physics Research
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Using state-of-the-art technology, our scientists explore the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time.

Spotlight

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Accelerator physicist invents new way to clean up oil spills
Arden Warner has developed a method that could revolutionize the process of oil spill damage control.
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How to weigh a galaxy cluster
The study of galaxy clusters is bringing scientists closer to an understanding of the "dark" universe.
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Fermilab technology available for license
Fermilab engineer Jim Hoff has invented an electronic circuit that can guard against radiation damage.
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Prototype CT scanner could improve targeting accuracy in proton therapy treatment
A prototype proton CT scanner developed by Fermilab and Northern Illinois University could someday reduce the amount of radiation delivered to healthy tissue in a patient undergoing cancer treatment.
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U.S. reveals its next generation of dark matter experiments
Together, the three experiments will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles.
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DES gets time on Gemini telescope
The Dark Energy Survey was recently awarded 276 hours on the Gemini South telescope in Chile to confirm a phenomenon called strong lensing.

Events

8/2
Get to Know Lederman Science Center
Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m.
8/3
Ask a Scientist: American Science and America's Future
Sunday, August 3, 1 p.m.
8/4
Educator/Teacher Workshops: Modeling Chemistry
Monday-Friday, August 4-15, 7:30 a.m.
8/6
Guided Tour
Wednesday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.
8/7
Science Adventures: What's the Matter
Thursday-Friday, August 7-8, 9 a.m.
8/7
Science Adventures: I See!
Thursday-Friday, August 7-8, 9:30 a.m.
8/9
Fermilab Prairie Plant Survey
Saturday, August 9 9 a.m.