Neutrino

Fermilab Breaks Ground For New Accelerator

PIP-2 Project Director Lia Merminga will oversee the construction of a new accelerator at FermiLab (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

PIP-2 Project Director Lia Merminga will oversee the construction of a new accelerator at FermiLab (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

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

Shortly after breaking ground on the PIP-II accelerator project on Friday, March 15, Fermilab employees were joined by the governor of Illinois, six members of Congress and partners from around the world in this group photo (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

Shortly after breaking ground on the PIP-II accelerator project on Friday, March 15, Fermilab employees were joined by the governor of Illinois, six members of Congress and partners from around the world in this group photo (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

Fermi Researcher Look To Confirm New Neutrino

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.

Short Baseline Neutrino Program detector at the Batavia based Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (photo courtesy of the  Fermi Lab Office of Communications)

Short Baseline Neutrino Program detector at the Batavia based Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (photo courtesy of the  Fermi Lab Office of Communications)

Fermi Lab's Wilson Hall (photo courtesy of the Fermi Lab Office of Communications)

Fermi Lab's Wilson Hall (photo courtesy of the Fermi Lab Office of Communications)

Fermi Lab Hosts Massive Neutrino Project

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

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