Elizabeth Clements

The Illinois Accelerator Research Center will provide approximately 42,000 square feet of new technical, office and classroom space. For the past several weeks, Fermilab’s site has been bustling with construction activity. The work is all in preparation for the Illinois Accelerator Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility for research, development and industrialization of particle accelerator technology. In the new facility, called IARC, scientists and engineers from Fermilab, Argonne and Illinois universities will work side by side with industrial partners to develop…

View this animation to see how Fermilab’s Project X would be integrated into the laboratory’s Accelerator Complex. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, U.S. nuclear power plants have produced roughly 70,000 tons of radioactive waste over the last four decades. By 2025, scientists expect the amount of wa ste to be roughly 100,000 tons. The nuclear industry faces an ever-increasing waste problem, and Fermilab’s proposed Project X is developing the technologies that may contribute to a solution. Last week at…

Flavia Dias, a graduate student at the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Brazil, asks instructor Kalanand Mishra questions about her analysis as other attendees of the CMS Data Analysis School watch. The school took place at Fermilab during the last week of January. The Large Hadron Collider is just days away from restarting at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, and a new flock of scientists are ready for the deluge of data. On Jan. 25-29, Fermilab hosted the CMS Data Analysis…

Bill Bardeen Photo: Reidar Hahn From quantum chromodynamics to family genealogy, Bill Bardeen loves to solve puzzles. As a theoretical physicist, his approach to solving physics problems about the fundamental nature of matter made him a world-leading expert on quantum field theory. In his spare time, as a genealogist, the same persistence resulted in tracing the Bardeen family line back to Massachusetts in 1717. In December, after 35 years of tackling theoretical physics problems at Fermilab, Bardeen retired. There is…