Since 1967, a laboratory just outside Chicago has been pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery; in particular, our understanding of those very first moments after the Big Bang when the universe was less than a second old.
Fermilab, which sits on a 6,800-acre site in Batavia, Illinois, is the country’s leading particle physics laboratory and one of 17 national laboratories funded by the Department of Energy.
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, Chicago Tonight goes for a look.
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