They're colder than outer space, but can create temperatures of trillions of degrees. Test your knowledge with these little-known facts about particle accelerators.
The tools of particle physics play an important role in hospitals around the world. They help diagnose disease, shrink tumors and sterilize medical equipment. Large-scale computing evaluates potential drugs before large-scale human trials. And particle-physics-trained scientists serve as medical physicists, making sure everything works as planned.
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"Fermilab: Science at Work" is a new 40-minute documentary from Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross, makers of the PBS film "The Atom Smashers." It follows ten Fermilab scientists as they try to solve the mysteries of the universe. You can watch the entire film online now.
Fermilab and other U.S. institutions have made major contributions to the construction of the Large Hadron Collider and its particle detectors, located at CERN in Europe. From the discovery of a Higgs-like particle to the search for new subatomic forces, U.S. Scientists play a major role in research at the LHC.
Fermilab serves as the U.S. Hub for the nearly 1,000 scientists and engineers from U.S. universities and laboratories who work on the CMS experiment at the LHC. From the LHC Remote Operations Center at Fermilab, they can monitor the collisions produced by the machine in Europe.
Renowned statistician and artist Edward Tufte will launch an exhibit of his sculptures titled The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams on April 12, and come to the lab for an artist's reception on April 16. Tufte's exhibit is the cornerstone of a celebration of the life and work of Richard Feynman at the laboratory. Click the links below to learn more!
The proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment will explore the transformations of the world's highest-intensity neutrino beam to find out what role neutrinos played in the evolution of the universe.
At the Illinois Accelerator Research Center scientists and engineers will collaborate with industrial partners on breakthroughs in accelerator science and translate them into applications for the nation's health, wealth and security.
Fermilab's plans for a Muon Campus with top-notch Intensity Frontier experiments are progressing. Two experiments have received first-stage approval.
Scientists wonder why the universe is expanding ever faster. What mysterious force is at work? By recording the light from hundreds of millions of galaxies, they hope to find out what's going on.
A new brochure, Particle Physics at the Intensity Frontier, explains the goals of fundamental research at the Intensity Frontier. It is a lay-language accompaniment to the scientific report detailing last year's Intensity Frontier Workshop.
Symmetry magazine shows examples of how particle physics technology improves the world we live in, from MRIs to shrink wrap.
Beacons of Discovery outlines the unprecedented opportunities for scientific discovery available to particle physics and the potential rewards of the world’s nations and regions working together to form a single scientific enterprise.
America's national laboratories work as engines of invention and prosperity. Science and engineering achievements by the 17 Department of Energy labs have changed and improved the lives of millions.