A partnership of the University of Chicago and the Universities Research Association (URA), the Fermi Research Alliance manages Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

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The Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) manages Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Located 40 miles west of Chicago, Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Its vision is to solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time for the benefit of all.

FRA builds on URA’s record of performance as manager and operator of Fermilab and the University of Chicago’s resources, partnerships and experience managing Argonne National Laboratory since its inception in 1946. Together, the FRA team brings resources, collaborations, and best practices to deliver world-class research through the safe and efficient management and operation of Fermilab.

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Events

Fermilab offers arts, education and visitor programs for the public. Virtual programming includes education for K-12 students, "Ask a Scientist," lectures and question-and-answer sessions, open houses, scientific colloquia, and more. Check the calendar here.

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Lia Merminga appointed director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

An internationally renowned physicist and scientific leader, Lia Merminga has been appointed to lead Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, effective April 18.

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A new way to explore proton’s structure with neutrinos yields first results

For the first time, particle physicists have been able to precisely measure the proton’s size and structure using neutrinos with data gathered from thousands of neutrino-hydrogen scattering events collected by MINERvA, a particle physics experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Feb 1, 2023

Excavation of massive underground caverns for DUNE halfway complete

A mile underground in South Dakota, construction crews have worked diligently to carve out an extensive network of caverns and tunnels that one day will house a huge neutrino experiment. Their efforts have paid off: With almost 400,000 tons of rock extracted from the earth, the excavation has reached the halfway point.

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Jan 17, 2023

Neutrino detector on the move

A new 20,000-pound particle detection system built for a neutrino experiment will be transported 3 miles across the Fermilab campus today. About the size of a small house, it will be the heart of the Short-Baseline Near Detector at Fermilab.

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Dec 1, 2022