Fermilab invites public to science tour on Sunday, August 3

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  • Kurt Riesselmann, Fermilab Office of Communication, media@fnal.gov, 630-840-3351

Registration required by August 1

BATAVIA, Ill.–The Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers visitors a special program on Sunday, August 3, at 1 p.m. The two-hour program includes a 30-minute presentation by physicist Don Lincoln, a tour of the accelerator complex and a visit to the popular viewing area on top of Fermilab’s Wilson Hall. Advance registration for the program, which is free of charge, is required by Friday, August 1, at noon.

Visitors will learn about the building blocks of matter and how the particles provide scientists with information about the forces that rule the evolution of the universe. A behind-the-scene tour takes all visitors to Fermilab’s Main Control Room where operators monitor and control more than 40,000 accelerator-related devices. The tour ends on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, from where visitors will have a beautiful view of the 6,800-acre site of the lab and its surrounding area. Throughout the program several scientists will be on hand to answer questions ranging from “What is antimatter?” to “Where did all particles come from?”

Participation in the program is limited. Visitors need to call 630-840-5588 or 630-840-3351 during business hours to register. The minimum age for participation is 10 years.

Fermilab is a national laboratory funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy, operated by Universities Research Association, Inc.