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Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)

One of the most intriguing mysteries in physics is the neutrino particle. While it is abundant throughout the universe (a billion times more abundant than particles that make up stars, planets, and... Read More

Understanding Dark Matter and Dark Energy

It may come as a surprise that visible matter only constitutes 4 percent of the universe’s contents. The other 96% is made of what we refer to as dark matter and dark energy. Read... Read More

Fermilab: Benefiting Science and Society

Particle physics is often seen as a field that deals with esoteric and abstract concepts that have little bearing on everyday life. However this has been, and continues to be, far from the truth.... Read More

Inspiring Future Generations of Scientists

Supporting science literacy and STEM education is a top priority at Fermilab. It offers a wide array of programs that support educators, families, students, the general public and young researchers.... Read More

A Closer Look at Cosmic Rays

Something in the cosmos is sending out immensely energetic particles. Beyond that, our knowledge of the makeup, origin, purpose, and potential of these particles—cosmic rays—is incomplete at... Read More

The Man Behind the Observatory Name

The Pierre Auger Observatory is named after famed physicist Pierre Victor Auger (1899–1993). He discovered the air showers generated by the interaction of high-energy cosmic rays with the earth’s... Read More

Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program was created by URA to help support visits by researchers from URA member institutions to work at Fermilab for up to one year. Read... Read More

Home to over 90 Leading Research Universities

From California to Massachusetts, and from the U.K. to Japan, many of the most distinguished research universities around the globe are members of URA. Our membership includes universities from 32... Read More