A delegation from IN2P3 visits Fermilab
A delegation of five members of the Scientific Research National Centerit is National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physicsled by IN2P3 Director Reynald Pain visited the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on September 2.
The delegation met with Fermilab management and scientists to discuss the IN2P3-Fermilab collaboration in the accelerator and neutrino programs. Visitors also got an insight into the lab’s quantum research, scientific computing efforts, and theoretical programs. IN2P3 is a major partner of the PIP-II Particle Accelerator Project and the international Deep underground neutrino experimenthosted by Fermilab.
The IN2P3 delegation also met virtually with Harriet Kung, Deputy Director of Science Programs in the DOE’s Office of Science and Acting Associate Director of the DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics. She thanked the delegation for its continued support and the substantial contribution of key technologies in the neutrino and accelerator programs.
“IN2P3’s collaboration with Fermilab and their contributions to PIP-II and DUNE are examples of the importance of international partnerships in advancing accelerator technologies and global neutrino research,” said Merminga.
The delegation spent the day at Fermilab talking with scientists and visiting various research facilities. The visit allowed the delegation to see the progress of the LBNF/DUNE neutrino project and the PIP-II particle accelerator project. The tour included Fermilab’s work on superconducting cavities for PIP-II as well as superconducting magnets for the Large High-Luminosity Hadron Collider upgrade; assembly of the short-baseline neutrino detector and work on the upgrade of the CMS detector at the LHC. Visitors also toured the Center for Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems.
In addition to Director Pain, IN2P3 delegates present at the visit included Deputy Director Berrie Giebels; Laurent Vacavant, Scientific Director for Particle and Hadron Physics; Arnaud Lucotte, scientific director accelerators, detectors and technology; and Marcella Grasso, scientific director of nuclear physics and applications.
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