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Fermilab Achieves Milestone Beam Power for Neutrino Experiments

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Fermilab’s accelerator is now delivering more neutrinos to experiments than ever before. On Jan. 24, the laboratory’s flagship particle accelerator delivered a 700-kilowatt proton beam over one hour at an energy of 120 billion electronvolts.
6-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Anything to Declare?

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Scientists at Fermilab and CERN considered many options for delivering fragile components of the CMS detector to Geneva. Their answer? Buy a seat for the component on a commercial airline.
9-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

CERN Ramps Up Neutrino Program

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CERN is accelerating its neutrino program, contributing for the first time to an experiment (the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, based at Fermilab) outside of CERN itself.
9-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Former Fermilab Researcher Sekazi Mtingwa to Share 2017 Wilson Prize

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Theoretical physicist Sekazi Mtingwa, a former Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory scientist and principal partner with Triangle Science, Education & Economic Development in North Carolina, will share the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for...
12-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hunting the Nearly Un-Huntable

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Scientists on two neutrino experiments—the MINOS experiment at Fermilab and the Daya Bay experiment in China—have presented results that limit the places where sterile neutrinos might be hiding.
7-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

You Keep Using That Physics Word

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Physics can often seem inconceivable. It’s a field of strange concepts and special terms. And to make things even more complicated, physics has repurposed a number of familiar English words. Not to worry! Here is a handy list of words that acquire...
29-Sep-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Hunt for the Truest North

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If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just like positive and negative electric charges? These...
20-Sep-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Funneling Fundamental Particles

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Fermilab and J-PARC in Japan are the only major laboratories now hosting experiments with neutrino horns and Fermilab is one of the few places in the world that makes them.
23-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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