Fermilab and partners in northern Illinois have established the region as a leader in particle accelerator science and technology. Few places in the world boast such a concentrated effort in particle acceleration research, developing and building cutting-edge particle accelerators, and growing an accelerator-focused workforce.
From Illinois Institute of Technology, Aug. 26, 2020: Illinois Institute of Technology has been named a partner with Fermilab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, which has a goal of building and operating a new quantum computer that could be millions of times more powerful than modern supercomputers.
DOE has awarded a $1.9 million grant to Northern Illinois University and the Illinois Institute of Technology for the training of next-generation workers in accelerator science and technology. The program will cover student tuition costs for two years and fund paid research assistantships at Fermilab and Argonne. Physics professors Michael Syphers and Philippe Piot, both experts in particle accelerator research and technology, are leading the effort at NIU.