A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
Photo of Art at the Australian Synchrotron

Art at the Australian Synchrotron

An art installation at the Australian Synchrotron provides insight into experimental physics.

Hypothetical Beam

Imagine the beam

A former physicist uses accelerator data to create artistic visualizations.

Grid of eight physicists holding whiteboards with different physics questions

Unanswered questions

Do you think scientists have the answers to all the questions? As these researchers admit, there’s still so much to discover. Particle physics is brimming with mysteries and unknowns.

Photo of Fermi first five years: FGST in space

Fermi’s first five years

In its first five years gazing at the gamma-ray sky, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope provided new insights into cosmic puzzles ranging from dark matter to blazars—and added a few new puzzles to the list. 

Illustration of US Map showing the Muon detector: "Big Move Fermilab"

Big move

For a little over a month this summer, a huge electromagnet slowly journeyed from New York to Illinois, offering great photo opportunities along the way.

Triptych showing three different pieces of accelerator art

From accelerator to art

Fermilab physicist Todd Johnson spends his work and vacation hours with accelerators. What he produces during each are two very different things.

Photo of the bubble chamber exhibit proved a mesmerizing respite from some of the more crowded exhibits

Cosmic open house draws curious crowd

Kids of all ages flocked to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to learn about the universe and have fun doing it.

Photo collage of NOvA construction images

Streaming science

What may be the world’s largest freestanding plastic structure is taking shape in Ash River, Minn. You’re invited to watch.


SLAC at 50

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory honors its five-decade history as it forges ahead into new areas of scientific research.


Theater amongst neutrinos

In Gran Sasso National Laboratory’s cavernous Hall B, beneath 1400 meters of rock, amongst huge detectors of neutrinos and dark matter, Italian actor Marco Paolini spoke. And more than one million people listened—and watched.