Just about one year ago, the scientific community lost a unique and brilliant voice. Leon Lederman was much more than the voice for particle physics and the importance of science, he was a teacher, a champion for education, and by all accounts a charismatic character. This week the Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Fermilab remembered Lederman’s life. First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited with a couple of the people who worked with Lederman at Fermi
One of the things First Light host Brian O’Keefe has tried to include in the first 100 episodes of the show is science stories, and the researchers at Fermi Lab have been a great resource. Like the time he sat down with Brenna Flaugher to talk about her amazing camera
Workers started a project this month at FermiLab that will be critical to the particle physics research center’s future. A collections of local…state and federal leaders and researchers gathered at the lab for a ground breaking ceremony for the Proton Improvement Plan II…or PIP-2 accelerator
A pretty amazing project that started at Fermi-Lab isn’t quite complete but an important part of the process wrapped up in recent weeks. Up next could be the compilation of one of the most incredible photo albums. First Light host Brian O’Keefe sat down with Dark Energy Camera designer Brenna Flaugher and Dark Energy Survey Deputy Director Tom Diehl. The husband and wife researchers talked about their big science project
On the surface, it may seem a little strange for a high level research center to turn to the veteran community as a resource for new workers. For the Batavia based Fermi Lab, it’s been a perfect match. First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked with a couple of the veterans involved in the Vet-Tech Internship program
For years, physicists have known there were three types of particles called neutrinos. What’s interesting about neutrinos is they switch from one type to another, and then maybe to another or back to their original state. Recently researchers discovered what could be a fourth type of neutrino. David Schmitz is a neutrino researcher at Fermi Lab. First Light host Brian O'Keefe asked him to explain the significance of this discovery, in a very basic way.
The Chicago area is set apart from other parts of the country by virtue of the fact that it’s home to not one, but two Department of Energy research centers. Argonne National Lab in Lemont is developing new technologies to improve products you use every day. The researchers at Fermi Lab on the other hand are trying to find the answers to some of the universe’s biggest questions. First Light host Brian O'Keefe has the story
Sometimes when First Light host Brian O'Keefe heads out to work on a story, he knows there’s a chance the subject matter is going to be over his head. When the story includes driving through the gates at Fermi Lab, there’s a very good chance it will be way over his head. Never the less, he was undeterred this week when he got a chance to speak with the Director of the Dark Energy Survey, and one of the researchers on the project.
Jim Jenkins became the third Fermi Lab Artist in Residence in early 2017. This month an exhibit of his work opened at the gallery space in Wilson Hall, it serves as a capstone for his year at the lab. It was a very busy year for the Geneva resident.
This week in the 'Into The Woods' segment, First Light host Brian O'Keefe is back at Fermi Lab's Lake Law with birder and naturalist Carl Strang.
This week for our ‘Into The Woods’ segment…First Light host Brian O'Keefe met up with an old friend. Carl Strang contributed to WDCB’s ‘Wildthings’ segment for many years before he retired from the DuPage Forest Preserve District. Carl’s still active with the DuPage Birding Club and other pursuits…he took me out to Fermi Lab to look for some migratory water fowl