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Wilson Hall, the iconic high-rise building at the heart of the Fermilab grounds. The lab's main administration building stands 16 stories, and offers a view of the entire 6,800-acre site.

An aerial photo of Wilson Hall, Ramsey Auditorium and the Booster, one of Fermilab's powerful accelerators.

Inside Wilson Hall, looking up at the open air atrium. The building was named after Fermilab's founding director, Robert Wilson, who also designed it. Wilson was inspired by the Saint-Pierre Cathedral of Beauvais, France.

Ramsey Auditorium is an 850-seat theater adjacent to Wilson Hall. It plays host to numerous lectures and concerts every year, including events in Fermilab's Arts and Lecture Series.

Fermilab's herd of bison are a major attraction for Fermilab's neighbors. Our bison herd carries on a tradition begun by Robert Wilson, the laboratory's first director, to recognize and strengthen Fermilab's connection to our prairie heritage.

Plants arranged in the shape of the Fermilab mark, as seen from the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. The logo is meant to combine the images of two different types of magnets used in Fermilab's accelerators.

View of, from bottom: Ramsey Auditorium, the Booster Ring, and the Main Injector accelerator. The Booster feeds particles into the Main Injector, Fermilab's flagship accelerator, which propels those particles to nearly the speed of light.

Fermilab's Main Injector accelerator is two miles around, and about 30 feet underground. It is one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world.

Inside Fermilab's Main Injector accelerator. Powerful magnets line the walls of the underground cavern, used to accelerate subatomic particles to nearly the speed of light. Those particles are then slammed into targets to create neutrinos and muons for Fermilab's experiments.

A panoramic view of Fermilab's Main Control Room, from which all of the accelerators are monitored.

Fermilab's Remote Operations Center in Wilson Hall collects real-time data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. More than 100 Fermilab scientists work on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN, one of two experiments that discovered the Higgs boson.

The NOvA experiment is one of the largest neutrino experiments ever built. It spans two states, with a near detector at Fermilab and a far detector, pictured above, in northern Minnesota. The experiment is designed to study the properties of neutrinos – tiny, elusive particles that rarely interact with matter.

A view of Fermilab's MINERvA detector with the MINOS detector behind it. These large devices, built 350 feet underground at Fermilab, are used to study neutrinos. The MINOS experiment also includes a far detector in the Soudan Mine in Minnesota.

Inside the 35-ton prototype tank being built for Fermilab's Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment, a project that will, when completed, be the largest and most powerful neutrino experiment in the world. The actual detector, which has not been constructed, will be filled with liquid argon and placed in Lead, South Dakota, to study neutrinos sent by Fermilab.

This giant tank is part of Fermilab's MicroBooNE experiment, a neutrino experiment built on site at the laboratory.

In the summer of 2013, Fermilab transported this 52-foot-wide electromagnet from New York to Illinois. The magnet is the centerpiece of the laboratory's Muon g-2 experiment, which will study the magnetic wobble of subatomic particles called muons. For more images from the move, visit our Big Move page.

This 3-D model shows the design for Fermilab's Mu2e experiment, which is scheduled to start taking data in 2019. This experiment is intended to determine whether particles called muons can change into other particles, called electrons.

This image shows the Dark Energy Camera, the world's most powerful digital camera, mounted on the Blanco telescope in Chile. Fermilab scientists built the camera, and will use it to study dark energy, the force pushing our universe apart faster and faster.

The Illinois Accelerator Research Center at Fermilab will be used to forge stronger connections between the laboratory and the business community.

Science At Work

A 42-minute documentary that takes you behind the scenes at Fermilab, following several of the lab's scientists as they push the frontiers of particle physics.

Why Particle Physics Matters

A selection of physicists explain why the science of particle physics is important and vital.

NOvA: Building a Next-Generation Neutrino Experiment

Get a look at the construction of the NOvA neutrino experiment, and a glimpse at the science behind it.

The Big Move Ends at Fermilab

Scenes from the final day of the move of the Muon g-2 electromagnet.

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson: America's Role

An examination of the vital role the United States played in the July 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson.

Dark Energy Survey

Fermilab's new experiment will spend five years studying the southern sky for hints of dark energy.

For more videos, visit Fermilab's YouTube page.