Anne Heavey

A proton store!

One current employee and three former Fermilab students hope to buy some protons in Santorini, Greece. people Photo: Anne Heavey

One current employee and three former Fermilab students hope to buy some protons in Santorini, Greece.

PPD technician John Najdzion, standing atop the LBNE 35-ton prototype cryostat, works on the piping for the cryogenic systems. Photo: David Montanari, PPD “We’re cold, we’re full, and the purity numbers are a success.” Barry Norris, the LBNE cryostat and cryogenic systems manager, thus summed up the just-completed first phase of testing for the 35-ton LBNE prototype cryostat. As reported in May 2013, the 35-ton cryostat was constructed to demonstrate that a non-evacuable “membrane” cryostat, the type chosen for the…

Many new international partners officially joined LBNE during the collaboration meeting earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Norm Buchanan LBNE is making headway toward becoming a truly global experiment. Last week 16 institutions from Brazil, Italy and the UK joined the LBNE collaboration, based at Fermilab, significantly contributing to an overall membership increase of over 30 percent compared to a year ago. The swelling numbers strengthen the case to pursue an LBNE design that will maximize its scientific impact, helping…