Secretary of Energy Advisory Board members visit Fermilab

On Oct. 1, Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and members of the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board visited the Department of Energy’s Fermilab to see first-hand its world-class facilities for exploring particle physics, accelerator science and technology, and quantum science.

The distinguished group included Congressman Bill Foster, Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, and retired Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Norm Augustine.

The VIP guests heard about the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, and its Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility; the PIP-II accelerator project; the lab’s contributions to the LCLS-II accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; the laboratory’s efforts in superconductivity-based qubit technology; and Fermilab’s suite of neutrino programs, including the ICARUS experiment.

“I’m always amazed at what our national labs are accomplishing, and Fermilab is leading the way on amazing scientific breakthroughs for all Americans,” Brouillette said. “Fermilab’s cutting-edge PIP-II project and its new superconducting linear accelerator will provide powerful, high-intensity proton beams to the lab’s particle physics experiments. This work will benefit both the U.S. scientific community and make significant strides in international particle physics research.”