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Fermilab has enormous, decades-long experience in building silicon detectors. Thanks to an exceptional, cooperative team with levels of experience and capabilities that lead the world, we were able to quickly put together a design for a tracking system that could be used for muon tomography — using muons to see inside solid objects, similar to how we use X-rays. The system won an R&D 100 Award.

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.

Registration is open for the Spring 2018 Innovation Fund Finals Details: Thursday, May 31 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Polsky Exchange North 1452 E. 53rd St., Chicago register online The Innovation Fund is a multi-million fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni, and all proceeds from successful exits will be invested back into the Innovation Fund to ensure it is an evergreen, permanent… More »