ARCHIVED [30/08/19]: Scenery and Science in a Physics Wonderland

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    30 Aug 2018
    Clock 30min      Length9mi
    47 ratings

    Turn left onto Batavia

    Pay wave

    Turn left here and continue driving.

    Keep an eye out for Wilson Hall, which you should see peeking above the trees. Researchers in Wilson Hall and around the lab work on all sorts of different things. Among them is Fermilab’s flagship experiment, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. This international project will send tiny neutral particles called neutrinos through 800 miles of earth to massive detectors at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. We’ll measure these particles here on site, and again in South Dakota. Why do we care so much about neutrinos? There are huge quantities of these tiny particles all around us, but they aren’t well understood yet, and they have some weird characteristics. They might help explain why there is so much matter in the universe.

    In addition to groundbreaking work on neutrinos, Fermilab is the US hub for scientists working on the Compact Muon Solenoid or CMS experiment. This is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, and one of two that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. Scientists here work on the design and operation of the detector and analyze the data.

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