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Fermilab Open House

Fermilab (http://www.fnal.gov/ ) houses Tevatron - an accelerator that was the world’s largest one before CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) was built. We attended an annual Open House there. We could not document everything: we don’t have pictures of exciting Mr. Freeze’s cryogenic show that we enjoyed in the Ramsey Auditorium, Meson lab tour (we could not get in: there were too many people willing to take at least one tour, and we took two) physical experiments (we did not have time to attend this presentation), hands-on activities for kids in the atrium, and LHC’sRemote Operating Center. Fermilab’s scientists made a significant contribution to creation of the LHC, and once it’s finished, they will be able to stage experiments and monitor them without leaving their home town. We also did not have time to go the 15th floor of the atrium, where visitors could talk to scientists observing the Lab’s grounds. We hope to go there next time.
Locations of sites can be seen on this map: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/visiting/map/site.html . Also, click on the globe (which is either to the left of the album name or next to the facebook and twitter buttons) to see how the lab looks from Space: nice circles!

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Wilson Hall at night
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Wilson Hall at night
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Atrium in Wilson Hall
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Atrium in Wilson Hall
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Atrium in Wilson Hall
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Atrium in Wilson Hall
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Foucault pendulum in the Atrium
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Foucault pendulum in the Atrium
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A school teacher giving a great presentation
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Presentation about the study of particles
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Superconducting train
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Superconducting train
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Superconducting train cooling
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Superconducting train cooling
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An underground tunnel
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An underground tunnel
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Lineac Control room
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Lineac Control room
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Sign under the Control room window
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Sign under the Control room window
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Cross-sections of magnets
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Cross-sections of magnets
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Cockcroft-Walton generator
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Cockcroft-Walton generator
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Cockcroft-Walton generator
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Lineac begins here
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Lineac begins here
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The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF)
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The Collider Detector at Fermilab (C…
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The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) - entrance
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At the CDF entrance
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At the CDF entrance
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CDF’s Control Room
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CDF’s Control Room
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Balcony next to the Control Room
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Balcony next to the Control Room
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Real-size picture of CDF’s cross-section
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Small-scale model of CDF
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Small-scale model of CDF
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Detectors on display
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Detectors on display
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Central Outer Tracker (COT)
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Central Outer Tracker (COT)
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Energetic child near a high-energy particle detector
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A section of one of the end-caps of the COT
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A calorimeter wedge,
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A calorimeter wedge,
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At the CDF entrance
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At the CDF entrance
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A herd of bisons
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A herd of bisons
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Fermilab's bisons
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