The field of high energy physics is guided by intertwined science drivers to explore 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) executes its mission through a program that advances three frontiers of experimental scientific discovery and related efforts in theory and computing. HEP develops new accelerator, detector and computational tools to enable the science, and through Accelerator Stewardship works to make accelerator technology widely available to science and industry.

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Recent News

NOvA Detector

NOvA Detector Takes ShapeExternal link

Members of the NOvA neutrino experiment celebrated their progress with a visit to their massive detector in northern Minnesota. Read MoreExternal link

Dark Matter Experiments

US reveals its next generation of dark matter experimentsExternal link 

The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation will back the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search-SNOLAB, or SuperCDMS; the LUX-Zeplin experiment, or LZ; and the next iteration of the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment, ADMX-Gen2 Read MoreExternal link


Massive neutrino detector moved into placeExternal link

The 30-ton MicroBooNE detector, the cornerstone of Fermilab’s short-baseline neutrino program, will see neutrinos this year.Read MoreExternal link

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