Who we are

Who we are

We are strategic risk takers, innovators and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.
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Forefront research

Particle physics and astrophysics

Innovative technology

Particle acceleration and detection

Diverse workforce

Inclusive and diverse for science

Work-life integration

Encouraging balance


Medical, dental, retirement, flextime

Greater good

Knowledge transforming society

What we do

At Fermilab, we drive discovery by building and operating world-leading accelerator and detector facilities, performing pioneering research with national and global partners and developing new technologies for science that transforms society. Want to join in the exploration? Find your role.

Our employees

At Fermilab, employees from a wide variety of occupations and disciplines support the quest to learn the universe’s deep secrets.