accelerator technology

Fermilab machinists and welders get a tour of the FAST/IOTA accelerator to see the results of all their hard work. Photo: Linda Valerio, people, accelerator science, accelerator technology, accelerator, FAST, IOTA

Fermilab machinists and welders get a tour of the FAST/IOTA accelerator to see the results of all their hard work.

From ABC7 Chicago, June 10, 2018: Fermilab is featured on ABC show Built to Last, picked up by dozens of ABC affiliates. The 13-minute segment includes interviews with Tim Meyer, Valerie Higgins and Rhonda Merchut. Scroll to episode 5. Fermilab segment starts at 1:31.

From Forbes, Jan. 24, 2018: Fermilab will provide half of SLAC’s LCLS-II cryomodules, and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia, will provide the other half. Fermilab is located in Illinois, so the very first cryomodule that arrived at SLAC by truck last week made a hefty trip from Illinois to California – essentially making a trip across the whole of the U.S.

LCLS-II at SLAC is an X-ray laser that allows scientists to take snapshots of atoms and molecules in motion. Fermilab is providing SLAC with 22 cryomodules for the LCLS-II upgrade, which will take X-ray science to the next level.

Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.