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From the Cornell Chronicle, March 16, 2021: Fermilab’s Sam Posen has joined the Center for Bright Beams to develop the next generation of superconducting materials that will greatly reduce the costs associated with operating large particle accelerators and lessen their environmental impact.

Cryomodules of five different types, one of which is the SSR1 pictured here, boost the energy of the beam. cryomodule, beam, PIP-II, superconducting technology, accelerator Photo: Tom Nicol, Fermilab

A Fermilab team has completed tests for a crucial superconducting segment for the PIP-II particle accelerator, the future heart of the Fermilab accelerator chain. The segment, called a cryomodule, will be one of many, but this is the first to be fully designed, assembled and tested at Fermilab. It represents a journey of technical challenges and opportunities for innovation in superconducting accelerator technology.

Missing visits to the museum? Or in need of some home-school activities? Check out these five do-it-yourself physics demos from Ketevan Akhobadze, an exhibit developer for the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab.

Rife’s rafters

We lost Jim Rife, our friend and colleague for many years, to cancer this past March. Jim's office sat on a small mezzanine in the Industrial Center Building, supported by the building structure. When they returned to work in May, the technicians Jim worked with paid him this tribute. He is always in our thoughts. people, accelerator Photo: Tom Nicol

We lost Jim Rife, our friend and colleague for many years, to cancer this past March. Jim’s office sat on a small mezzanine in the Industrial Center Building, supported by the building structure. When they returned to work in May, the technicians Jim worked with paid him this tribute. He is always in our thoughts.

From APS Physics, Dec. 4, 2020: Scientists are finding ways to increase particle accelerator efficiency. One way to reduce cooling costs relies on a technique developed at Fermilab and Jefferson Lab.