Celebrate the LBNF groundbreaking July 21

On Friday, July 21, at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, Fermilab will break ground on the international Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility.

Fermilab employees and users will be able to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony in Ramsey Auditorium via live video. An ice cream celebration will follow in the atrium.

The July 21 celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium. Come hear about the next steps for LBNF/DUNE and watch members of Congress, the governor of South Dakota, mayors and officials from DOE, Fermilab, SURF, and the project’s international partners break ground live underground in South Dakota. Afterwards, enjoy some ice cream, which will be available in three flavors (just like neutrinos). Party construction helmets go to the first 300 people. There will also be a group photo.

If you can’t make it to the 3 p.m. ceremony, consider joining your friends and colleagues for the ice cream social at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony will also be streamed online. Look for the link in Fermilab at Work on the morning of July 21.