HL-LHC Accelerator Upgrade Project
From the CERN Courier, Nov. 8, 2022: Editor Matthew Chalmers spoke with Lia Merminga on her love of physics, her goals as Fermilab director and what can be done to carve a path for future female lab directors.
From CERN, March 24, 2021: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between CERN and Fermilab, signed on 23 March, details Fermilab’s contributions to the High-Luminosity LHC project.
The U.S. Department of Energy has given the U.S. High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Accelerator Upgrade Project approval to move full-speed-ahead in building and delivering components for the HL-LHC, specifically, cutting-edge magnets and accelerator cavities that will enable more rapid-fire collisions at the collider. The collider upgrades will allow physicists to study particles such as the Higgs boson in greater detail and reveal rare new physics phenomena. The U.S. collaborators on the project may now move into production mode.