High energy physics explores questions about the elementary constituents of matter and energy, the interactions between them, and the nature of space and time. The Office of High Energy Physics (HEP) advances its mission through a program that advances three frontiers of experimental scientific discovery and related efforts in theory while supporting the research and development of enabling technologies. HEP also hosts the Accelerator Stewardship program, which fosters advancements in basic particle accelerator science and technology with broad applicability.
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Advances in accelerators built for fundamental physics research have inspired improved cancer treatment facilities. But will one of the most promising—a carbon ion treatment facility—be built in the U.S.? .Read More
The critically acclaimed documentary, Particle Fever, shows the human element of physics as it documents the successes and setbacks in “the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough,” the discovery of the Higgs boson. Read More
Fermilab researchers have finished a portrait of one of the universe’s fundamental particles.Read More
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