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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.

From University of Strathclyde-Glasgow, Jan. 13, 2021: Fermilab will take part in an international collaboration, led by Cardiff University, on quantum-enhanced interferometry for new physics. The project’s four table-top experiments may help explore new parameter spaces of photon-dark matter interaction, and seek answers to the long-standing question at the heart of modern science: How can gravity be united with the other fundamental forces?

From Pesquisa, November 2020: The FAPESP scientific director shares how he encouraged behaviors that helped improve research in São Paulo. With FAPESP encouragement, researchers in Brazil have held leadership positions in international collaborations, including in a photon detection system called Arapuca. Arapuca is a technology used in Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Near Detector and a baseline technology for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab.

From Nature Physics, April 2020: Fermilab scientist Pushpa Bhat and her University of Melbourne scientist Geoffrey Taylor discuss particle physics experiments in the United States and Asia and how interest in the development of next-generation colliders has been rekindled.

From, March 10, 2020: Durante a comissão, as delegações dos EUA e do Brasil adotaram um plano de trabalho para aprimorar a já excelente cooperação em STEAM. A FAPESP e a Fermilab assinaram um memorando de entendimento para aprofundar a cooperação científica e técnica em Física de Altas Energias. A Unicamp e Fermilab também assinaram um acordo de pesquisa e desenvolvimento cooperativo para o sistema criogênico LNBF de última geração.