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A team recently transplanted the heart of the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. One component, the Forward Pixel Detector, was assembled in sections at Fermilab before traveling (via commercial airline seat) to Europe.
The soaring atrium of Wilson Hall sees many different patterns of light on a given day.
Where do we get our protons? From a bottle of hydrogen gas, of course. #physics #science
Hanging out with the robotic ASIC tester on the 14th floor of Wilson Hall. #science #technology #physics
Did you know that Fermilab does circuit board design and testing? This picture was taken at the lab's Feynman Computing Center. #technology #science #physics
#ThrowbackThursday to one of the bison at Fermilab in 1996. #TBT #nationalmammal #nature #science #aww
Blackboard singing in the dead of night. 🎶 #science #equations #physics
Throwback to the Tractricious sculpture on the Fermilab site in 1994. You can still come see the sculpture, which is made of scrap cryostat tubes from the Tevatron. #science #art #STEAM #physics
This is an image of a galaxy (NGC 1566) that was taken with the Dark Energy Survey's DECam, a 570-megapixel camera mounted on the Blanco Telescope in Chile. The camera was built and tested at Fermilab, and saw first light in 2012. #science #physics #astrophysics #space
Cabling is an art form! These beauties were inside the cable mover at the CDF experiment in 2000. #science #physics #lablife
Did you know Fermilab has a miniature version of our accelerator complex that you can run around on? It's outside the Lederman Science Center. #physics
#ThrowbackThursday to 1969, when Minerva Sanders of the Atomic Energy Commission was working on the National Accelerator Lab, which would later be renamed Fermilab. #Fermilabs50th #science #TBT #BHM