Representatives from the industrial firm IHI Inc. in New York visit Fermilab to see the 35-ton prototype cryostat for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment. IHI Corporation, parent company of IHI Inc. and based in Japan, designed and supplied the membrane for the cryostat and the technical supervision during the installation. Fermilab technicians built the cryostat.

Nobel Prize-winning Italian physicist and former CERN Director General Carlo Rubbia visited Fermilab on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to discuss future collaborations related to Fermilab’s neutrino program. While on site, Rubbia met with Director Nigel Lockyer and toured the lab’s Liquid-Argon Test Facility, the MicroBooNE detector assembly hall and the Minos cavern, where this photo was taken. Pictured, from left: Alberto Scaramelli, ICARUS collaboration; Carlo Rubbia; Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer; Antonio Masiero, vice president of Italy’s INFN; Jim Strait, project manager for LBNE; and Regina Rameika, project manager for MicroBooNE.

Last week a group of physics students from the University of Delhi visited Fermilab, taking a tour of the DZero assembly building and the MicroBooNE facility. Here they are pictured in front of the MicroBooNE time projection chamber with three of their tour guides at the far right. From right to left, the guides are: Sarah Lockwitz (PPD), Jason St. John (U. of Cincinnati) and Mike Cooke (PPD). Jennifer Raaf (PPD) and Teppei Katori (MIT), not shown, also served as tour guides.

This photo shows the ground electrode of the negative-hydrogen-ion source for the Project X Injector Experiment. The source, manufactured by D-Pace Inc. and licensed from TRIUMF laboratory in Vancouver, Canada, will be installed next month at Fermilab’s Cryomodule Test Facility. Once operating, it will produce ionized hydrogen atoms in its plasma chamber (not shown) and extract them through the aperture (into the plane of the picture) to form particle beams.

An international collaboration of scientists today sent the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator-the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland