From Daily Herald, March 15, 2019: The ongoing attempt to fully understand our universe — how it started, what it's made of, why it sticks together — is getting a new tool: a powerful linear particle accelerator at Fermilab. Officials on Friday broke ground for the Proton Improvement Project-II, which officials said will power cutting-edge physics experiments for decades.
What we do
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
Fermilab hosts DUNE and the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, being built by scientists and engineers from more than 30 countries.
Fermilab explores the universe at the smallest and largest scales, studying the fundamental particles and forces that govern our universe.
Accelerator science and technology
Fermilab designs, builds and operates powerful accelerators to investigate nature's building blocks, advancing technology for science and society.
PIP-II: the new heart of Fermilab
The PIP-II project is an essential upgrade of Fermilab’s particle accelerator complex. It is the first U.S. particle accelerator project with significant contributions from international partners. Research institutions in France, India, Italy and the UK will build major components of the new particle accelerator. PIP-II’s high-intensity proton beams will provide a flexible platform for the long-term future of the Fermilab accelerator complex and the U.S. accelerator-based particle physics program. It positions Fermilab to be the world leader in accelerator-based neutrino research. It enables the scientific program for the international, Fermilab-hosted Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility.