From Kane County Connects, Aug. 1, 2018: Fermilab recently received the latest in a series of approvals from the U.S. Department of Energy for its Proton Improvement Plan II, a $600 million project that will see a new 176-meter-long linear accelerator built to replace the current one, constructed in the late 1960s.
From Patch, July 30, 2018: Batavia’s Fermilab has just been approved to move forward with an accelerator project that will create more powerful particle beams to “generate an unprecedented stream of neutrinos.”
From Kane County Chronicle, July 31, 2018: The PIP-II accelerator upgrades are integral to the Fermilab-hosted Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, also known as DUNE, which is the largest international science experiment ever conducted on U.S. soil.
From The Beacon-News, Aug. 5, 2018: PIP-II Project Director Lia Merminga discusses the importance of PIP-II to science and the importance of international partnerships to PIP-II.
Fermilab is upgrading its accelerator complex under the upcoming Proton Improvement Plan II, or PIP-II. The heart of the project is a superconducting linear accelerator, which will help generate intense proton beams for the lab’s experiments. Follow the PIP-II beam as it accelerates to higher energies.