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Once a month Fermilab offers a special program that includes a public lecture, behind-the-scenes tours of its facilities and Q&A with scientists. Throughout the program physicists answer questions and explain everything from the Higgs boson and the Big Bang to how a particle accelerator works. Learn More.
Fermilab offers a free public lecture series on a wide range of topics presented by experts in their respective fields. Lectures cost $7 and are usually on Friday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Learn More.More Events »
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The Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) manages Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Fermilab, America's premier particle physics laboratory, is located 40 miles west of Chicago. FRA, a partnership of Universities Research Association (URA) and the University of Chicago, has managed Fermilab since 2007.
FRA builds on URA’s 40-year record of performance as manager and operator of Fermilab and the University of Chicago’s resources, partnerships and experience managing Argonne National Laboratory since its inception in 1946. Together, the FRA team brings resources, collaborations, and best practices to deliver world-class research through the safe and efficient management and operation of Fermilab.