history

Fermilab’s first Latin American scientists came to the lab in 1983, when four researchers from Brazil traveled across the equator to work on experiment E691. Carlos Escobar was one of them. It was the beginning of a collaboration spurred by a bold proposition by Director Leon Lederman.

Plans for a new accelerator laboratory began in April 1963. Subsequent Aprils brought the completion of the Central Laboratory Building and the installation of the final Main Ring magnet.

Marge Bardeen, educator and former head of the Fermilab Education Office, tells the story of how a number of dedicated people started the lab’s first education initiatives.

Accelerator operators found themselves stuck at Fermilab when a fierce snowstorm hit in February 2011. Cindy Joe tells the story of how Fermilab staff rallied through the night while they waited out the blizzard.