Fermilab and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Industrial Building 3 addition

Fermilab Today—November 5, 2010

IB3 addition nears completion

The future site of Fermilabís new materials laboratory space has evolved from a steel outline to a fully enclosed building over the past five months.
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Fermilab Today—October 22, 2010

Recovery Act gives LBNE team chance to grow

Thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the collaboration for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment, LBNE, has expanded its project team.
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cooling units

Fermilab Today—October 15, 2010

Local company completes FCC roof construction

A local construction company recently completed work on the roof of the Feynman Computing Center, an important step in an ongoing project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Construction

Fermilab Today—September 24, 2010

MI-8 addition equipped for heavy lifting

Construction workers building the addition to MI-8 recently installed a bridge crane the Accelerator Division will use to maneuver parts and equipment.
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Brian Deimling

Fermilab Today—September 3, 2010

Autos to accelerators

In a town haunted by the remains of fallen automobile plants, Niowave and other companies like it are hiring workers to put their car-manufacturing skills toward building particle accelerators.
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Construction crews

Fermilab Today—August 20, 2010

Progress at NOvA

Construction crews building the NOvA detector facility in Ash River, Minn., have almost completed the walls of the detector enclosure.
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Construction

Fermilab Today—August 20, 2010

Recovery Act funds new projects, new opportunities

About 200 Chicago-area tradespeople will find work constructing Fermilabís first superconducting radio-frequency cryomodule test facility during the next year.
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Wilson Hall

Fermilab Today—August 6, 2010

ARRA funds improvements to west side of Wilson Hall

Construction workers have entered the final phase of the Wilson Hall generator installation project.
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PolyOne Corp.

Fermilab Today—July 30, 2010

Largest NOvA purchase supports business

In June Fermilab placed its largest purchase order related to the NOvA neutrino experiment and, in the process, provided a boost to a company headquartered in Ohio.
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Stan Kramer

Fermilab Today—July 16, 2010

Recovery Act funds keep Fermilab wired

Electrician Stan Kramer spent the better part of a recession-hit 2009 unemployed. Then, last March, he received the call from Arlington Electric that he was needed for a newly created job at Fermilab.
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Larry Bohr

Fermilab Today—July 2, 2010

Recovery Act helps family business

This year Fermilab construction projects funded by the Recovery Act have been a major source of income for the Bohr family construction company, Don Bohr and Sons.
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Construction

Fermilab Today—June 25, 2010

New Muon Lab construction almost half completed

As of this week, Michigan-based company Barton Malow had completed 46 percent of the construction work on the New Muon Lab Extension.
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IB-3 addition

Fermilab Today—June 11, 2010

Work-in-progress: IB-3 addition shaping up

The steel shell for the Industrial Building 3 addition is now in place, marking the future location of Fermilab's new materials laboratory space.
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Joe Ozelis

Fermilab Today—May 28, 2010

Recovery Act funds two new cryostats

A local company, Ability Engineering Technology Inc., is building two cryostats for Fermilab with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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NuMI horn

Fermilab Today—May 21, 2010

Expansion project to match form to function

The MI-8 building is actually a service building for the 8 GeV line in the accelerator complex. Itís an awkward fit for the technicians and their equipment.
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construction crews

Fermilab Today—May 14, 2010

Expansion project to provide local jobs

A new construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will give a boost to local companies and provide much-needed space to the technicians who support Fermilabís neutrino program.
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Blasting at NOvA

Fermilab Today—April 30, 2010

Blasting at NOvA complete

Crews finished blasting granite to clear an area measuring about 50 by 70 by 350 feet for the detector facility. On Tuesday, they will pour the first concrete in the cleared area.
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Construction workers

Fermilab Today—April 16, 2010

New beamlines mean business for contractors

This week at the New Muon Lab digging began for a tunnel to house the laboratoryís new superconducting radio-frequency test accelerator, which will be the first of its kind.
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construction site

Fermilab Today—March 19, 2010

ARRA funds construction for industrial building

Using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Fermilab awarded the $2.7 million construction contract to A.J. Maggio Co., a firm based in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
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emergency generators in Wilson Hall

Fermilab Today—March 12, 2010

Wilson Hall to receive new emergency generator

After close to 60 years in service, the emergency backup generators in Wilson Hall will retire this spring.
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barite processing mill

Fermilab Today—March 5, 2010

NOvA detector to sit under uniquely protective roof

In October 2009, the laboratory used about $400,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to purchase and transport about 1,200 tons of barite, a dense type of rock, from New Riverside Ochre Company Inc. in Cartersville, Ga.
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Rupak Mahapatra

Fermilab Today—February 19, 2010

DOE supports bold move by young physicist

The Department of Energy has granted an Early Career Research Award to Rupak Mahapatra, assistant professor at Texas A&M University and member of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment.
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Christopher Mauger

Fermilab Today—February 5, 2010

ARRA funds grant to young physicist for LBNE research

Christopher Mauger says he's the kind of guy who enjoys the chase; it's one of the reasons he studies the elusive neutrino.
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vacuum oven

Fermilab Today—January 15, 2010

Stimulus spending on SRF heats up with vacuum oven

"When Rowen Stuffer got into the sheet-metal business in the 1940s, he manufactured ice cream trucks, among other products. Today his business is building equipment for next-generation particle accelerators."
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51-foot panels

Fermilab Today—January 8, 2010

NOvA contract awarded to Wisconsin plastic company

Fermilab has awarded a company based in Manitowoc, Wisc., with one of the largest purchase orders related to the NOvA neutrino detector project.
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Fermilab Today—December 18, 2009

New superconductor will put collaborators to the test

At 50 Tesla, a magnet wants to blow itself apart. By understanding the materials in that magnet, scientists working in the Very High Field Superconducting Magnet Collaboration hope to keep it together.
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NOvA detector building

Fermilab Today—December 11, 2009

NOvA crews dig in

Construction crews removed 54,000 tons of granite from the future site of the NOvA detector building.
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Construction crews

Fermilab Today—November 20, 2009

Work continues on Feynman Computing Center upgrades

Construction crews continue to make progress on upgrades to the electrical and cooling systems for Feynman Computing Center, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Spools of BSSCO-2212 wire

Fermilab Today—November 13, 2009

Wire contracts placed for high-field magnet project

Fermilab has placed contracts for the first orders of a superconducting wire scientists hope to use in the next generation of high-performance magnets.
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Future site of the NOvA detector

Fermilab Today—November 4, 2009

NOvA gets full construction approval

NOvA experiment collaborators have more to celebrate this holiday season.
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barrels of the chemical powders

Fermilab Today—October 30, 2009

Roll out the wavelength shifter barrel

The first batches of two powdered chemicals, dubbed wavelength shifters, for the future NOvA neutrino project arrived by the barrel at Fermilab recently.
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Computing Center

Fermilab Today—October 23, 2009

Hot computers, cool upgrades through Recovery Act funds

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will allow Fermilab to replace 20-year-old cooling equipment in the Feynman Computing Center early next year with more efficient and reliable cooling units.
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40-foot-long cryomodule

Fermilab Today—October 16, 2009

Fermilab cryomodule move advances SRF progress

The latest and largest portion of Fermilab's superconducting radio frequency test accelerator floated into place Tuesday, as smoothly as a ship making port.
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Feynman Computing Center

Fermilab Today—October 9, 2009

Recovery Act funds new space to house computers

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is funding a $9.25 million expansion to the Fermilab computing infrastructure that keeps e-mail, Web servers and scientific computers running.
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Construction crews

Fermilab Today—October 2, 2009

Crews pour first concrete at NOvA site

The future home of the NOvA neutrino detector facility is beginning to take shape in northern Minnesota. Construction workers began Tuesday pouring the concrete foundation at the site near Ash River, Minn.
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Fermilab Today—September 25, 2009

NOvA uses Recovery Act funds to prepare Fermilab

While NOvA project collaborators carve a space for a future detector facility in Minnesota, they are preparing Fermilab's accelerator complex for the new neutrino experiment.
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Fermilab Today—September 18, 2009

Recovery Act funds high-availability computing center

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is funding a $4.5 million project to build a high-availability computing center and to improve electric infrastructure at the Feynman Computing Center.
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20-foot-deep hole

Fermilab Today—September 11, 2009

It starts with a hole

Recent photos from Ash River, Minn., illustrate progress at the future site of the NOvA detector facility, a construction project funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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SRF Test Facility

Fermilab Today—September 4, 2009

ARRA funds SRF technology, U.S. industry to benefit

In August, the Department of Energy announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide Fermilab with $52.7 million to test and develop superconducting radio frequency cavities, a key technology for next-generation accelerators and the future of particle physics.
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Fermilab Today—August 28, 2009

ARRA funds R&D for long-baseline neutrino research

The Department of Energy has provided Fermilab with $9 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the a future neutrino experiment at different stages of its approval and design.
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hybrid Ford Fusion

Fermilab Today—August 21, 2009

First Recovery Act Vehicle Arrives at Fermilab

This hybrid Ford Fusion is the first of 24 new alternative-fuel vehicles that will join the Fermilab fleet in the coming weeks, thanks to funds secured by the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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cable winding machine

symmetry breaking—August 14, 2009

Recovery Act pushes high-field magnet development forward

"A collaboration of national laboratories, universities, and industry may soon begin testing a new material that could help to revolutionize the superconducting magnet field."
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Fermilab Today—August 7, 2009

ARRA funds accelerate SRF, neutrino research

Fermilab's efforts to develop superconducting radiofrequency technology and plans for a long-baseline neutrino experiment got a boost Tuesday with a new round of stimulus funds.
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Fermilab Press Release—August 5, 2009

Fermilab to Receive Additional $60.2 Million in Recovery Act Funding for High Energy Physics

In the latest installment of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will receive an additional $60.2 million to support research toward next generation particle accelerators and preliminary design for a future neutrino experiment.
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Dr. Steven Chu

U.S. Department of Energy—August 4, 2009

Obama Administration Announces More Than $327 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Science Research

Washington, D.C. Ė U.S Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that more than $327 million in new funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will go toward scientific research, instrumentation, and laboratory infrastructure projects.
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Preparing blast

Fermilab Today—July 31, 2009

Blasting continues at NOvA

Construction crews at the future site of the NOvA detector facility have blasted through two more sections of rock since the initial detonation last week.
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Shifting light for NOvA

Fermilab Today—July 24, 2009

Shifting light for NOvA

In June, Fermilab awarded a $2.1 million contract in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to a small company in Bucks County, Pa., that will manufacture roughly 8,700 kilograms of two chemical powders, dubbed wavelength shifters, for the experiment.
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NOvA first blast
NOvA first blast

Fermilab Today—July 23, 2009

NOvA first blast

Construction crews began blasting into the rock at the future site of the NOvA detector facility in northern Minnesota on Monday.
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Power plant

symmetry breaking—July 10, 2009

Wood from NOvA site fuels renewable energy in Minnesota

Construction of the NOvA detector facility, funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has created business opportunities for members of the local community in northern Minnesota. Recently it also created an opportunity to fuel renewable energy in the state.
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NOvA construction

Fermilab Today—June 26, 2009

Crews dig in at NOvA site

Construction crews began digging at the future site of the NOvA detector facility in Ash River, Minn., on June 1. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided funds for the civil construction project.
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Hybrid cars

Fermilab Today—June 19, 2009

Recovery Act brings E85, hybrid cars to Fermilab fleet

Twenty-four new alternative-fuel vehicles will join the Fermilab fleet in the coming weeks, thanks to funds secured by the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Cindy Conger

Fermilab Today—June 3, 2009

Recovery Act funding fuels Fermilab projects

On May 15, Director Pier Oddone signed the final paperwork necessary for Fermilab to receive its first allocation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, and the Department of Energy put the funding in our contract the same day.
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Pier Oddone

symmetry—May 2009

Commentary: Pier Oddone

Bosons and grocery bags
"When questions arise about how the Higgs boson connects to buying another bag of groceries, we need to pay attention, because our fellow tax-paying citizens are the ones who pay the bills for US particle physics."
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NOvA

Press Release—May 1, 2009

Officials break ground for world's most advanced neutrino experiment

Construction begins this month on NOvA, a cutting-edge physics laboratory in northern Minnesota, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Secretary Chu

Press Release—March 23, 2009

Fermilab to Receive $34.9 Million in Recovery Act Funding

Energy Secretary Chu Announces $1.2 Billion in Recovery Act Funding for Science.
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