Disneyland may sing about it being a small world, but another tourist attraction – this one near Chicago – shows you just how small it really is.
We’re talking subatomic here.
And you don’t even need to be a rocket scientist to understand it (but a little knowledge of physics wouldn’t hurt!)
Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that specializes in high-energy particle physics. It’s motto is “We bring the world together to solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time.” One of the ways it unlocks the mysteries of the universe is to send subatomic particles zipping around its particle accelerator at speeds that are hard to imagine. But you don’t have to go zipping around when you visit; take your time to enjoy this peek inside a world of science.
As someone who didn’t want to go beyond biology lab in high school, I wasn’t sure what I’d make of Fermilab. You know what? I actually enjoyed the visit.