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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Accelerating the fight against cancer
As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective — and more available to cancer patients in the United States.
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Breakthrough: nanotube cathode creates more electron beam than large laser system
A collaboration led by RadiaBeam Technologies is designing an electron beam source that doesn't need the room-sized laser system currently used to generate beam. The team is testing a carbon nanotube cathode in Fermilab's High-Brightness Electron Source Lab.
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Detectors in daily life
Not only are particle detectors essential to making discoveries in particle physics, they also play important roles in industry, science and medicine.
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Neutrinos permeate Fermilab's past, present and future
As Fermilab strengthens its world-leading neutrino research program, it's worth remembering that Fermilab has been investigating neutrino interactions since the 1970s.
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Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
A new Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe.
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Doing our part to make P5 a reality
Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer outlines how Fermilab is aligning the lab's priorities and activities to match those recommended by P5.

Events

10/4
Science Adventures: Animal Architecture
Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.
10/4
Volunteer Prairie Seed Harvest
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
10/4
Get to Know Lederman Science Center
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
10/5
Ask a Scientist: Accelerators 101
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.
10/8
Guided Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.
10/11
Arts Series: Taylor 2 Dance dedicated to Nancy Carrigan
Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.