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Today we are starting a new era of neutrino science by breaking ground on LBNF, the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, a mile below the surface in South Dakota. This facility will host massive neutrino detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, the biggest science project ever hosted on US soil. DUNE will study neutrinos, proton decay, and can study supernovae to see how neutron stars or black holes form. 
You can watch the underground groundbreaking live at 3:20 CDT today: http://vms.fnal.gov/w1/groundbreaking.htm

#science #physics #buildLBNF #research
Join us in celebrating #Fermilabs50th anniversary with a massive behind-the-scenes Open House on September 23! Come enjoy a day of free family fun with special tours, shows, hands-on demos, conversations with scientists at Fermilab and around the world, and much more. You'll get to visit parts of our particle physics lab that visitors can't see on any other day of the year. If you like science, don't miss it! More info at http://50.fnal.gov/openhouse/ or at the link in our profile.

#science #STEM #behindthescenes #physics #family #tours #visit #adventures #batavia #illinois #fermilab #weekend
#ThrowbackThursday to a VLPC wafer for the DZero detector in 2006.

#Fermilabs50th #TBT #science
Farah Fahim, an engineer in the particle physics division, holds a 3D chip silicon wafer.

#science #engineering #fermilab #physics #STEM #womeninstem
Ya herd about our bison? You can come visit them any day of the year. The photo of this adorable calf was taken on May 18.

#nationalmammal #Fermilab #bison #aww #ThrowbackThursday #babyanimal #TBT
Marty Murphy (@mjmphotographic) captured this magnificent photo of #fireworks behind Broken Symmetry last night.

#july4th #celebration #nightphotography #gorgeous
Did you know that the Dark Energy Camera was photobombed by Comet Lovejoy last year? The camera (built at Fermilab and installed on a telescope in Chile) peers deep into space for the Dark Energy Survey.

#science #astrophysics #darkenergy #physics
The straw tracker for the Mu2e experiment is a work of art.

#science #physics #experiments #detector
#Fermilabs50th!
Happy birthday to us! Today is #Fermilabs50th!
We’ve come a long way! Tomorrow Fermilab celebrates its 50th birthday. We’re looking forward to the next 50 years of discovery and innovation.

#fermilabs50th #science #physics #happybirthday
Born at @infn_insights in Italy and refurbished at @cern, the enormous ICARUS neutrino hunter will make its way to Fermilab this summer! ICARUS is the largest detector of its kind, and it will become an integral part of neutrino research in the US. You can follow its journey with #IcarusTrip and at IcarusTrip.fnal.gov.

#science #physics #experiments #neutrinos 
Timelapse courtesy of CERN.