PIP-II

NIU engineering students (from left) Caeden Keith, Stefan Nyholm and Svilen Batchkarov pose with their project and professor Tariq Shamim at NIU’s Senior Design Day on May 6. The team built a full-scale (10m long) mockup of PIP-II’s HB650 cryomodule for use fit checking and preparing test stand and accelerator locations for the real cryomodule.

On May 5, Ben Hanson and Steve Dixon of PIP-II led a group of Fermilab Young Professionals through the PIP-II Cryogenic Plant Building to see the state of construction and explore the spaces that will house the PIP-II cryoplant.

OPSS will conduct EVMS refresher training for the PIP-II project team on Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – noon, CST. Employees who are not scheduled to attend with their individual teams, but need to take the course for their ITNAs, are welcome to join the this virtual training session. Information about the course and the sign-up link can be found here. For questions or additional information, please contact Lisa Temple.

After more than three decades at Fermilab, John Anderson, Jr. will retire on Friday, April 29. He first started at the lab in 1980 as an interlock technician, and then left in 1986 to finish his degree. Anderson returned to the lab in 1991, and spent the next 30 years in various roles. He was an interlock engineer and group leader, an ES&H department head and senior safety officer in the accelerator division, an associate head in the office of…

Artist rendering of Fermilab campus

The Department of Energy has formally approved the start of full construction for the PIP-II project, an upgrade to the Fermilab accelerator complex that includes a new linear accelerator. PIP-II is an essential enhancement that will power the world’s most intense high-energy neutrino beam. It is the first particle accelerator built in the United States with significant contributions from international partners.