accelerator R&D

Mattia Checchin, a Ph.D. student from the Illinois Institute of Technology who is conducting his thesis research at Fermilab, has won first prize in the LINAC 16 student poster contest.

Fermilab’s recently assembled prototype cryomodule for the future LCLS-II is entering its next phase. In late July, the cryomodule was moved to new, temporary lodgings at Fermilab’s Cryomodule Test Facility, where it is hooked up to a new test stand, also just completed.

The news could not have been better for our Variable Energy Cyclotron Center scientific colleagues in Kolkata, India. As part of the Indian Institutions and Fermilab Collaboration, our colleagues tested their first superconducting radio-frequency cavity, and the results exceeded expectations.