David Mertz

Typically, oscilloscopes display thin, sinewy waves. With the Linac shut down, the ‘scope in Marx controls rack 5 has time to realize its ambitions in abstract art. everyday objects Photo: David Mertz

Typically, oscilloscopes display thin, sinewy waves. With the Linac shut down, the ‘scope in Marx controls rack 5 has time to realize its ambitions in abstract art. Not to be outdone, the ‘scope in Marx controls racks 2 is honing its own artistic talents.

There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of electrical appliances and products across the Fermilab site. We expect that if a product comes with a cord and a plug, we can plug it into a receptacle and be safe. That’s not always true, though.