2022 Fermilab highlights

Scientists and engineers from more than 50 countries collaborate with Fermilab to develop state-of-the-art technologies and solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time. Here are highlights of how they advanced science and technology this year.

A new neutrino detection system, built for the Short Baseline Near Detector, was transported 3 miles across the Fermilab campus on Dec. 1. Moving the system was no easy feat: The transport began at 6 a.m. and lasted more than 10 hours on the 3-mile journey with a maximum speed of 2.5 miles per hour. Enjoy this short video of the entire move in under two minutes!

The neutrino detection system for the Short-Baseline Near Detector arrived at its final destination on the Fermilab site on Dec. 1. At 4:40 p.m., the 20,000-pound detector was inside the building and the move was complete. In the coming weeks, SBND researchers will unwrap the detector and test its subsystems to ensure they weren’t compromised during the move.

The transport of the SBND detection system along Main Ring Road has begun: The detector left the DZero building at 11:50 a.m. The trailer carrying the detector should pass Wilson Hall around 12:30 p.m. Badged personnel, please check your email inbox for the Nov. 30 all-hands message with further details.

A new 20,000-pound particle detection system built for a neutrino experiment will be transported 3 miles across the Fermilab campus today. About the size of a small house, it will be the heart of the Short-Baseline Near Detector at Fermilab.

The transport of the SBND detection system along Main Ring Road is scheduled for later this week. The exact date depends on the weather. We will let you know the final details via an all-hands message the day before the transport. Badged personnel will be able to view the transport from the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, and an outdoor viewing area for badged personnel will be blocked off in the A0 parking lot, right next to Main Ring Road. More…

A-0 parking lot closure

The A-0 parking lot will have a partial closure for the SBND move on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The first row of parking spaces along Main Ring Road will be barricaded for the day and the parking area across from A-0 will also be closed for the move.