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.
The US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has achieved a significant milestone for proton beam power. On Jan. 24, the laboratory's flagship particle accelerator delivered a 700-kilowatt proton beam over one hour at an energy of 120 billion electronvolts.
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.