Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory advances the understanding
of the fundamental nature of matter and energy by providing leadership
and resources for qualified researchers to conduct basic research
at the frontiers of high energy physics and related disciplines.
Theoretical physicist Sekazi Mtingwa, a former Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory scientist, will share the 2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators for groundbreaking theoretical work that helped researchers understand and cope with an important constraint on the intensity and focus of particle beams in accelerators.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.