Sep 26 – 30, 2016
Fermilab - Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone


We are offering tours in the folloiwng areas:

FAST:  The Fermilab Accelerator Science and Technology (FAST) currently under construction at Fermilab will soon enable a broad range of beam-based experiments to study fundamental limitations to beam intensity and to develop transformative approaches to particle-beam generation, acceleration and manipulation. FAST incorporates a superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) linac coupled to a photoinjector and small-circumference storage ring capable of storing electrons or protons. FAST will establish a unique resource for R&D towards Energy Frontier facilities and a test-bed for SRF accelerators and high-brightness beam applications.
NuMI/MINOS: MINOS - Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search - is an experiment designed to study the phenomena known as neutrino oscillations. The experiment uses a beam of neutrino particles produced by the NuMI beamline facility - Neutrinos at the Main Injector. The beam of neutrinos is sent through the two MINOS detectors, one at Fermilab and one in the Soudan Mine in northern Minnesota. The two detectors are about 735-km apart, making what is called a "long-baseline" neutrino experiment. The tour will take visitors 350 feet below the surface to see MINOS experimental areas.

Holometer: The Fermilab Holometer is a new kind of instrument designed to study the quantum character of space itself. It measures the quantum coherence of location with unprecedented precision. Laser light passing through an arrangement of mirrors will show whether space stands still, or whether it always jitters by a tiny amount, carrying all matter with it, due to quantum-geometrical fluctuations. This new property of space time is called "holographic'' noise. The experiment will help us understand what space and time are made of, and how they relate to matter and energy.

Linac/MCR: The Fermilab Linac is a 400MeV Hparticle accelerator. It includes a 35KeV H- ion source, 750KeV RFQ Injection Line , 116MeV Drift-Tube Linac operating at 201.25MHz, and 401MeV Side-Coupled Cavity Linac operating at 805MHz. The Fermilab Linac provides beam to the rest of the Fermilab accelerator complex and  neutrino experiments.  The tour will show how proton beams at Fermilab are created, as well as the Fermilab Main Control Room.

You will have the opportunity to sign up for one (1) tour on the registration page.  Please note tour space is limited.

Tours will take place in the afternoon on Wednesday, September 28th.