Project X would provide, by a large margin, the best neutrino, kaon and muon beams. The proposed facility would allow for numerous experiments at the intensity frontier. The facility also would allow scientists to develop the technologies for a future machine at the energy frontier.
The original design for Project X proposes an 8-GeV pulsed linear accelerator (red). The protons could be stored in the Fermilab Recycler storage ring and delivered to experiments requiring 8 GeV protons, or they could be transferred to the Fermilab Main Injector accelerator for acceleration to 120 GeV. Alternative design exists as well, and plans are still evolving.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has been known for innovations in the design and construction of particle accelerators. For more than twenty years now, the Tevatron at Fermilab, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, has opened a doorway to exploring the deepest mysteries of the universe. The Chicago-area lab is now learning the ropes of a new accelerator technology considered crucial to the future of particle physics: the superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities. The laboratory is stepping up efforts to develop and test superconducting radio-frequency cavities, a key technology for the next generation of particle accelerators and the future of particle physics.
SRF 2011 in Chicago
Jul. 25-29, 2011
The 15th International Conference on RF Superconductivity took place on July 25-29, 2011 in downtown Chicago.
PAC 2011 in New York City
Mar. 28- Apr. 1, 2011
The 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’11) was hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory, and jointly sponsored by the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society and the APS Division of Physics of Beams.