About Fermilab

What is Fermilab?
Scientists at Fermilab carry out research in high-energy physics to answer the questions: What is the universe made of? How does it work? Where did it come from?

Contributions to Science and Society
Research at Fermilab has led to scientific discoveries and technological advances.

Virtual Tour
The next best thing to visiting Fermilab in person.

Research at Fermilab
Active experiments and projects now under way at the laboratory.

Organization Chart
A guide to Fermilab's management structure.

Fermilab strives to provide an environment and maintain an atmosphere in which both staff and visitors can live and work with pride and dignity without regard to such differences as race, religion, sex, or national origin.

Fermilab's founder, Robert Wilson, created "an architecturally significant center, a place to which physicists will be attracted by the physical beauty as well as by the beautiful facilities for research in particle physics."

History and Archives Project


Fermilab's prairies, forests, ponds and wetlands are home to birds, fish, butterflies - as well as particle physics research.

Answers to the questions most commonly asked.

The Department of Energy, through its Office of Science, supports more than 90 percent of the federally funded research in high-energy physics in the United States. Fermilab is a DOE national laboratory.

At a time of transition, challenge, and opportunity in elementary particle physics, Universities Research Association (URA) and the University of Chicago (UChicago) have joined forces to create Fermi Research Alliance (FRA), a limited liability company (LLC).

Science in the Neighborhood
Fermilab has strong interactions with people in neighboring communities. Information and an interactive communication link for our neighbors.

Information on the safety and environmental aspects of research at Fermilab.

Office of Communication
News and information about Fermilab and the world of particle physics.

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