Fermilab Breaks Ground For New Accelerator

PIP-2 Project Director Lia Merminga will oversee the construction of a new accelerator at FermiLab (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

PIP-2 Project Director Lia Merminga will oversee the construction of a new accelerator at FermiLab (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

Workers started a project this month at FermiLab that will be critical to the particle physics research center’s future. A collections of local…state and federal leaders and researchers gathered at the lab for a ground breaking ceremony for the Proton Improvement Plan II…or PIP-2 accelerator

Shortly after breaking ground on the PIP-II accelerator project on Friday, March 15, Fermilab employees were joined by the governor of Illinois, six members of Congress and partners from around the world in this group photo (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)

Shortly after breaking ground on the PIP-II accelerator project on Friday, March 15, Fermilab employees were joined by the governor of Illinois, six members of Congress and partners from around the world in this group photo (photo courtesy of Fermi Lab)