What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator? The results of these discussions will shape the next 100 years of particle physics research.

From Physics, July 2, 2020: Fermilab scientist Marcela Carena is quoted in this overview of the European Strategy for Particle Physics Update. The update outlines a number of current and future priorities, including international neutrino experiments such as the forthcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab, and the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider. It also prioritizes a 100-kilometer circular collider.

From IEEE Spectrum, Jan. 30, 2019: If realized, the Future Circular Collider will produce magnetic fields nearly twice as strong as the LHC and accelerate particles to unprecedented energies of 100 teraelectron volts, compared to the Large Hadron Collider’s energies of 13 TeV. Whereas the magnetic system at the LHC can achieve strengths of 8.3 teslas, the FCC system would be able to achieve 16 T.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? We want you to be aware that Computing has scheduled a required power outage in the Feynman Computer Center that will cause many services at the laboratory to be unavailable. The outage date is Saturday, Sept. 17, the same day as a scheduled Wilson Hall cooling outage, and is expected to last more than 8 hours.   WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Plan for services to be unavailable on Saturday, Sept. 17 (some services may be unavailable…

The fountain in front of Feynman Computing Center has been running again. It is a sure sign that summer is here.