A Fermilab scientist spoke Wendesday of beauty as he described a 50-foot electromagnet waiting to begin its work at its new home in Batavia.
In each snapshot it takes, more than 1,000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away are revealed.
Without twisting even an eighth of an inch, a 50-foot-wide electromagnet resembling a flying saucer finished an arduous 3,200-mile trip across land and sea on Friday, arriving at an Illinois laboratory where it will be used to study blazing-fast particles.
A marvel of physics is spending the day in a grocery store parking lot in the southwestern suburbs, before continuing its long journey to Fermilab in Batavia.
Known as the Muon G-2 Storage Ring, the electromagnet will be used to study muons, subatomic particles with a lifetime of only 2.2 millionths of a second, in hopes of discovering new subatomic particles.
A Fermi lab physicist has delivered the ultimate downer, the entire universe is ending, in some uncounted billions of years hence. WBBM’s John Cody has a look at the upcoming event.
A powerful new camera built in the Chicago area by Fermilab is turning out pictures that look billions of years into the universe’s past.
Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground, with a project that most of would admit is hard to get our arms around.
Fermilab physicists say their now pretty sure they have seen tracks of the long-sought Higgs boson – popularly known as the God particle.
The bison herd at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has gotten bigger.
American physicists say they’re close to their goal of finding the Higgs boson – known colloquially as the “God particle” – but they’re not there quite yet.
The family of a Cicero teenager is suing in federal court in Chicago, accusing a West Chicago police officer of shooting at their car and wounding him.
A traffic chase between an off-duty police officer and a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in the west suburbs Saturday ended on Fermi Lab property when the officer opened fire on the car, striking someone in the backseat.
The landmark accelerator that led to the discovery of an elementary atomic particle is being turned off for good Friday at Fermilab in the western suburbs.
A Fermilab physicist thinks he’s solved a problem that costs airlines millions of dollars and costs travelers unlimited aggravation.
There are warnings that the United States might fall farther behind other countries in innovative technologies, if proposed federal budget cuts hit Argonne and Fermilab.
Federal funding cuts are turning off power to a landmark particle accelerator at Fermilab in the western suburbs.
The Tevatron — the premier particle accelerator in the world for more than two decades — will be shut down in September at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Budget woes are once again affecting the nation’s premier particle physics lab, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.