On December 16, 2011, Fermilab hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Illinois Accelerator Research Center. At the IARC, scientists and engineers from Fermilab, Argonne and Illinois universities will work side by side with industrial partners to research and develop breakthroughs in accelerator science and translate them into applications for the nation’s health, wealth and security. A video of the ceremony is available here.
Cedar Block, a Milwaukee-based ensemble, will perform a variety show titled, “Sexy Results,” on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Turner Hall Ballroom. The show tells the story of, “one man’s love of science, the trash-talking particle accelerator that broke his heart, and the much theorized, but we-don’t-know-for-certain-it-actually-exists Higgs Boson particle that will answer the Big Question – that’s right – Life, The Universe and Everything.” As part of the group’s preparation, they spent a day visiting with scientists at Fermilab….
Professor Brian Cox, an ATLAS collaborator from the University of Manchester, tries to explain the Higgs boson, among other elements of physics, to comedy talk show host Stephen Colbert. Cox explains why scientists at CERN and Fermilab are searching for this mysterious particle. Go to the 4:48 mark for Fermilab’s mention.