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.
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.