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From Unicamp (upon opening the link, right click to translate to English): Last week, directors and scientists from Unicamp (the University of Campinas) and other research institutions visited Fermilab as part of the critical assessment by DOE on the progress of the international collaboration in building the large underground neutrino detector at LBNF. The University is responsible for the development and subsequent production of two sets of central equipment that will make up the laboratory to be installed in South Dakota 1,500 meters underground. One of the sets will be used to detect photons and the other to purify liquid argon.

From U Chicago News: On Sept. 30, the University of Chicago will be hosting its second annual South Side Science Festival inviting visitors to explore ways science impacts our daily lives. This year’s festival includes an up-close look at live butterflies, quantum science games, CPR practice, live demonstrations, local food vendors, music and a Science Slam. The South Side Science Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 on the University of Chicago campus at 929 E 57th St.

From U Chicago News, August 8, 2023: University of Chicago has announced that the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has joined the Chicago Quantum Exchange to promote cooperation in fields such as quantum information science, climate and energy, advanced microelectronics, artificial intelligence and data science. The announcement was made at at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India and joins the CQE as one of only five international partners.

From RTS (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation), Sept. 7, 2023: Fermilab’s August 10 announcement indicated the muon does not behave as theory predicts. Professor Tobias Golling, from the particle physics department at the University of Geneva, explains in a video that there are two possibilities to explain the observed discrepancy.

Cabling for LHC upgrade wraps up

Berkeley Lab completed winding more than 2000 kilometers of superconducting wire into cables for new magnets that will help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider. These cables will be used to make the strongest focusing magnets installed in any accelerator by condensing particle beams right before they collide in detectors.

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Fermilab’s Silvia Zorzetti has been awarded the prestigious Early Career Award from the U.S. DOE for her pioneering research in developing technology that will lay the foundations of the quantum internet. The project’s goal is to improve quantum sensors and sensor networks, so as to allow a more efficient conversion of information and quantum signals between different physical platforms

Department of Energy announces $24 million for research on quantum networks

DOE announced $24 million in funding for three collaborative projects in quantum network research to realize distributed quantum computers. A project included in this funding is collaborative research led by Fermilab in partnership with the California Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the Northwestern University, and Argonne National Laboratory, to develop hyper-entanglement-based networking and error noise-robust correction techniques for developing advanced quantum networks for science discovery.

Particle physicists dream of a muon collider

What is the future of muon colliders? Particle physicists are seeing less challenges in their development than ten years go and are pushing for a muon collider as the P5 report comes out this fall.