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Breaking ground for IARC

12 January 2012 Just before the holiday, members of the US and Illinois governments gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction on the future Illinois Accelerator Research Center, or IARC. From left to right: Bob Kephart, IARC project director; Jim Siegrist, associate director of the Office of Science for the DOE Office of High Energy Physics; Michael Weis, DOE Fermilab site manager for the Office of Science; William Brinkman, director of the Office of Science for the DOE; Pier Oddone, Fermilab director; Warren Ribley, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Linda Holmes, Illinois state senator; and Michael Fortner, Illinois state representative. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

Quiltwork event

5 January 2012 Photograph: Cindy Arnold Happy New Year! Perhaps this year will bring a discovery resembling the event being depicted on this bright, bursting-with-energy quilt. Artist Susan Jackan fused and machine-embroidered this quilted depiction of a Higgs event, titled The Heart of the Matter. Stitched and fabric art works of scientific scenes, phenomena and ideas are currently on display in the exhibit Stitched Together: Art and Science at the Fermilab Art Gallery. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

CM2 assembly nearly complete

| 15 December 2011 Fermilab will soon begin operating CM2, a significant advancement in work on superconducting radiofrequency research that will serve the ILC community and Fermilab in building and operating future accelerators. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Illinois Accelerator Research Center

23 November 2011 The Illinois Accelerator Research Center, or IARC, will provide a state-of-the-art facility for accelerator research, education and industrialisation. Located on the Fermilab campus, near Chicago in the US, the new building will house 42,000 square feet of offices, technical and educational space for scientists and engineers from Fermilab, Argonne, local universities and industrial partners. Read also in Fermilab Today: "CDF and DZero buildings to house new projects" Category: Image of the week | Tagged:

Tevatron tribute

3 November 2011 On 30 September, LCWS11 was winding down in Granada, Spain. On the other side of the world, the Tevatron shut down after 28 years of operation. Fermilab celebrated the life of the collider with a lab-wide ceremony and party. Category: Slideshow | Tagged: ,

From Fermilab Today: Staff and users celebrated the Tevatron’s last beam – Sept. 30

6 October 2011 The Tevatron again and again did the impossible. It was the world’s first superconducting synchrotron. It required the development of the world’s most intense, consistent source of antiprotons. It eventually operated 300 times beyond its original design capabilities. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

Celebrating the Tevatron

| 8 September 2011 The Fermilab Tevatron will be turned off later this month after having served the high-energy community for 25 years as the highest-energy collider in the world. The contributions of the Tevatron have been enormous, both from its many physics results and from its leading role in developing the science and technology of high-energy hadron colliders. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Seeing beneath the surface

| 1 September 2011 Accelerator cavities have their faults, and some pits and cracks hide deep in the walls or in out-of-the-way places where they aren’t easily found. Accelerator researchers help improve flawed cavities by taking their fault-finding missions beneath the cavity surface with X-ray computed tomography. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Good gradients in seconds flat

| 4 August 2011 A stable particle beam needs a trouble-free path on its way to high energies, and that means providing it with a smooth gradient to ascend. A team of scientists at Fermilab has arrived at a way to control accelerating cavities so they can give particle beams exactly that – a tilt-free path to collision. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Power to the cryomodule

| 28 July 2011 Cryomodule 1 at Fermilab is now being powered as a complete, multi-cavity instrument. Scientists will subject it to superconducting radiofrequency tests over the coming weeks. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,
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