Particle Physics and Animals


Felicia the Ferret after her work-run through the 1 3/8" high x 5" wide vacuum pipe in a B-1 magnet at the Mason Lab under construction at the NAL. c.1972 U.S. Department of Energy/Public Domain

Felicia the ferret, who helped Fermilab in the early '70s, has been popping up in online stories and social media lately. How did she come to work in a particle physics facility, and what other animals made their homes there?

Topics in this Podcast: science history, Physics, 20th century