Fermilab Saturday Tours Continue on January 13 at DZero

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BATAVIA, Ill.-The Department of Energy’s Fermilab continues its series of tours on Saturday, January 13, when the public is invited to view the massive and intricate DZero detector.

At 10:00 a.m. and again at 1 :00 p.m., groups of up to 30 people will have a unique opportunity to get “up close and personal” with one of the lab’s 5,000-ton detectors, which will track and record the results of particle collisions when Collider Run II of the Tevatron begins in March 2001. Fermilab physicists working on the detector experiment will serve as tour guides, and will explain how the detector helped discover the top quark in 1995. The long-sought particle weighs as much as a gold atom, and ranks as a major discovery in the history of particle physics.

Each session can accommodate a maximum of 30 people. The tour is free, but those wishing to attend must register in advance. Children under 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, or to register for a tour, call Fermilab’s Office of Public Affairs at 630-840-3351during business hours. Fermilab plans to have other tours of the lab facilities in the near future.

Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory, operated by Universities Research Association, Inc.