Wilson Hall, the iconic high-rise building at the heart of the Fermilab grounds. The lab’s main administration building stands 16 stories, and offers a view of the entire 6,800-acre site.
Inside Fermilab’s Main Injector accelerator. Powerful superconducting magnets line the walls of the underground cavern, used to accelerate subatomic particles to nearly the speed of light. Those particles are then slammed into targets to create neutrinos and muons for Fermilab’s experiments.
This image shows the Dark Energy Camera, the world’s most powerful digital camera, mounted on the Blanco telescope in Chile. Fermilab scientists built the camera, and will use it to study dark energy, the force pushing our universe apart faster and faster.
Fermilab’s Remote Operations Center in Wilson Hall collects real-time data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. More than 100 Fermilab scientists work on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN, one of two experiments that discovered the Higgs boson.
Fermilab’s Main Injector accelerator is two miles around, and about 30 feet underground. It is one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world.