From Physics World, June 7, 2018: The best evidence yet that muon antineutrinos can change into electron antineutrinos has been found by the NOvA experiment.
What we do
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
Fermilab hosts DUNE and the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, being built by scientists and engineers from more than 30 countries.
Fermilab explores the universe at the smallest and largest scales, studying the fundamental particles and forces that govern our universe.
Accelerator science and technology
Fermilab designs, builds and operates powerful accelerators to investigate nature's building blocks, advancing technology for science and society.
Three Fermilab scientists receive Early Career Research Awards
The DOE 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.
New laser technology shows success in particle accelerators
The addition of a laser notcher to the Fermilab accelerator complex is an innovative use of familiar technology.
Richard Bonventre wins 2018 URA Tollestrup Award
Bonventre receives the annual award for his “creative and resourceful contributions" to the Mu2e experiment.
The secret to measuring the energy of an antineutrino
Fermilab's MINERvA experiment gives a boost to the particle physics field by sharpening a model of a frequent, pesky phenomenon.
Fermilab, United States contribute to major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider
Fermilab is leading the U.S. contribution to the HL-LHC, in addition to building new components for the upgraded detector for the CMS experiment.
Fermilab develops forefront accelerator components for the High-Luminosity LHC
The HL-LHC will produce five to seven times more collisions than the current LHC, thanks in part to collider components contributed by Fermilab.
In The Media
From Science News, June 6, 2018: Fusion may have a dark side. A shadowy hypothetical process called “dark fusion” could be occurring throughout the cosmos, suggests a new study by Fermilab scientist Sam McDermott.
From WTTW's Chicago Tonight, June 5, 2018: A team of physicists announced findings that could reveal the existence of a mysterious new type of particle known as a sterile neutrino. The finding by Fermilab's MiniBooNE happens to come with several Chicago connections.
From New Scientist, June 12, 2018: NOvA has confirmed that antineutrinos oscillate, detecting muon antineutrinos morphing into electron antineutrinos with more certainty than we've ever had before.
From Science, June 4, 2018: Don't toss out your particle physics textbooks just yet. A team of particle physicists, including MiniBooNE collaborators, announced results that could point to an exotic new particle called a sterile neutrino. But the situation is more ambiguous than some reports suggest. Although the new data bolster one argument for the sterile neutrino, other evidence has weakened significantly in recent years.
From UPI, June 4, 2018: Fermilab Deputy Director Joe Lykken says that "deeply understanding how the Higgs interacts with known particles could help lead us to physics beyond the Standard Model."
Inside the international hunt for the ghost particle
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment wants to solve one of the biggest mysteries in science today, namely, why do we exist? Fermilab scientist Bonnie Fleming appears in this 6-minute explainer video.
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