On Friday, March 15, an official groundbreaking ceremony will be held for Fermilab’s new PIP-II accelerator. PIP-II is a key project to support the future vision of the U.S. high-energy physics program and solidifies Fermilab as a world-leading destination for neutrino research.
All Fermilab employees and users are invited to participate in the celebration, which will begin at 10 a.m. with a ceremony in the east parking lot of Wilson Hall. The itinerary will include remarks from elected officials and Fermilab and PIP-II Project leaders, followed by a shovel ceremony and a group photo with employees. Employees and users are welcome to watch the ceremony from the east parking lot or in Ramsey Auditorium, where the event will be streamed live. Following the ceremony and group photo, a reception for invited guests, employees and users will be held in the Wilson Hall atrium with refreshments.
We anticipate more than 100 invited guests, including DOE leaders, elected officials and community leaders, to attend the ceremony. To ensure a successful event, we seek approximately 50 Fermilab employees to help for an hour or two with the festivities. If you are interested in assisting in the VIP tent area or inside Wilson Hall, helping with VIP parking, coordinating the group photo or hosting the Ramsey Auditorium viewing party, contact Deb Sebastian in the Office of Communication.