Experiments & Projects

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Energy Frontier

Particle physics experiments at the Energy Frontier explore the fundamental constituents and architecture of the universe. Here accelerators produce the highest-energy particles ever made by man. Experimentalists use particle collisions to search for undiscovered particles and interactions and to learn more about known particles and interactions.

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Intensity Frontier

Particle physics experiments at the Intensity Frontier explore fundamental particles and forces of nature using intense particle beams and highly sensitive detectors. One of the ways that researchers search for signals of new physics is to observe rarely interacting particles, such as neutrinos, and their corresponding antimatter particles.

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Cosmic Frontier

Particle physics experiments at the Cosmic Frontier use the cosmos as a laboratory to investigate the fundamental laws of physics. Researchers use detectors to study particles from space as they approach and enter our atmosphere in forms such as cosmic rays, gamma rays and neutrinos emitted by the sun.

Works in Progress

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory advances the understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy by providing leadership and resources for qualified researchers to conduct basic research at the frontiers of high energy physics and related disciplines.

Last modified: 04/23/2009 |