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Fermilab News at Work would like to congratulate Alessandra Lucà for winning last week’s quiz! The answer was: The three Fermilab scientist that have recieved DOE Early Career Research Awards this year are Pedro Machado, Nhan Tran and Xingchen Xu. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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This week’s question is:

What did Fermilab staff use to identify whether vibrations affecting the effectiveness of cavities designed for LCLS-II at SLAC were internal or external? (Hint: See “A million pulses per second: How particle accelerators are powering X-ray lasers.”)

Send your answer to by today, Aug. 15, at noon.

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A string of acceleration cavities at Fermilab are prepared for LCLS-II at SLAC. Photo: Reidar Hahn