Now that anybody can post anything on the internet, made up or not, it can get difficult to know the truth, posing great danger to society. As schoolkids we were conditioned to believe authority. If teacher said it, it is true; that’s how we learned in kindergarten. “There it is, in black and white, in a book.” Too many adults still believe that, with TV and computers replacing books.
Billions of people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. It’s an issue raised by the United Nations through World Water Day, March 22, a UN observance day to promote the importance of fresh water. A team at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center is pursuing a promising method for cleaning wastewater using electron beam technology.
School-age children of Fermilab employees, users and contractors are invited to see the work of the lab up close on Take our Daughters And Sons To Work (DASTOW) day. Fermilab will celebrate this day on April 25, in alignment with the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
A new observation by the LHCb experiment finds that charm quarks behave differently than their antiparticle counterparts.
Swapan Chattopadhyay is one of 62 individuals elected this year as a Royal Society of Edinburgh fellow. Designated as a corresponding fellow, he has attained a high international standing in his discipline in the eyes of the RSE. Chattopadhyay researches the science and technology of particle and light beams and quantum sensors.
Scientist Jean-Paul Carneiro and collaborators in France are setting the stage for one of the world’s first autonomous particle accelerators. They will incorporate the world’s leading code for computing the dynamics of particle beams into a Fermilab prototype. Funding is provided through the FACCTS program, which fosters productive partnerships between Chicago-based and French researchers.
A Swedish university tapped the founding director of CERN’s artist-in-residence program to curate a new art exhibit inspired by physics. The pieces are not literal translations of physics concepts to other media or illustrations of physics principles or phenomena. Physics was a spark for the artists, sometimes very clearly and sometimes more tangentially.
Hear what Fermilab’s honored guests had to say about the importance of science, international collaboration and Fermilab’s role in advancing discovery and cutting-edge technology at the March 15 groundbreaking for the PIP-II accelerator project. The ceremony was attended by U.S. dignitaries and international partners.
Paul Czarapata, associate division head for engineering and support in the Accelerator Division, has recently been appointed as Fermilab’s deputy chief engineer. The newly created position will support the lab’s chief engineer role.
On March 15, Fermilab broke ground on PIP-II, a major new particle accelerator project at Fermilab. Dignitaries from the United States and international partners celebrated the start of the project at the groundbreaking ceremony. The PIP-II accelerator will power the long-term future of the laboratory’s research program, including the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and a suite of on-site experiments.
Here are the highlights from the March 12 state-of-the-lab all-hands meeting.
The March 15 ceremony marks the start of work on PIP-II, a major new accelerator project at Fermilab. The PIP-II accelerator will power the long-term future of the laboratory’s research program, including the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
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From MeteoWeb, March 18, 2019: Si è tenuta il 15 marzo al Fermilab, negli Stati Uniti, la cerimonia di posa della prima pietra di uno dei più importanti progetti per il futuro della fisica, in cui l’Italia porta un contributo tecnologico e scientifico di primo piano. Si tratta del progetto PIP-II per la realizzazione di un nuovo acceleratore lineare superconduttore, lungo 215 metri: una delle macchine più avanzate per la ricerca in fisica fondamentale che avrà il compito di produrre il fascio di neutrini di alta energia più potente del mondo per il progetto DUNE.
From Kane Country Chronicle, March 15, 2019: Fermilab broke ground on a major new particle accelerator project on March 15 that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many years to come. The new 700-foot-long linear accelerator, part of the laboratory’s Proton Improvement Plan II, will be the first such project built in the United States with significant contributions from international partners.