Fermilab Tours for Summer Interns

General Information

  • Tours are guided and approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
  • Interns are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the tour site.
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes; no sandals permitted on tours.
  • Tour group sizes are limited so sign up early!
  • Many tours are scheduled concurrently -- it is your responsibility to check for schedule conflicts!

Signing Up

  • Click on the date/time of the tour you want to take in the Tour Schedule below.
  • When signing up, enter you name and be sure to click the check box before hitting "Save".

Tour Schedule

Tour Description 5-June 12-June 19-June 26-June 10-July 17-July 24-July 31-July

Accelerator Source and Control Room

Tour the area where negatively charged hydrogen ions from the new RFQ (Radio-Frequency Quadrupole) are accelerated through the Linac (Linear Accelerator) to an energy of 400 MeV. The Linac consists of two main sections, the low energy drift tube Linac and the high-energy side coupled cavity Linac.

Meet by the door of the Linac gallery located west of the Ramsey auditorium lobby.

1:00 PM 1:00 PM . . . . . .

CMTF

Get an up-close look at a state-of-the-art Cryogenic plant and walk through the PXIE particle accelerator and a superconducting RF test stand where R&D is being carried out for two new particle accelerators planned to be build in the U.S. over the next few years.

Meet at door #10 on the west side of the CMTF building.

1:00 PM 1:00 PM . . . . . .
Tour Description 5-June 12-June 19-June 26-June 10-July 17-July 24-July 31-July

Industrial Area (SRF and Magnets)

In the Industrial Area, Fermilab's Technical Division designs and builds state of the art superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerating systems and superconducting magnets, among other things. See superconducting magnets being built, see the inside of an SRF cavity, and see where magnets and bare cavities are tested.

Meet at the visitor door of Building IB3A on the east side of the complex nearest the bison field.

. . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM . . . .

D0 and Tevatron

DZero is one of two detectors at Fermilab where the proton/anti-proton collisions took place in the Tevatron. The Tevatron was the world's largest accelerator until the startup of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Meet at 1:00 at the D0 Assembly Hall. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals are allowed!.

. . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM . . . .
Tour Description 5-June 12-June 19-June 26-June 10-July 17-July 24-July 31-July

SiDet

The 500-megapixel Dark Energy Camera that is now mounted on a telescope in Chile was built in the Silicon Detector Facility. Today the SiDet facility contains cleanrooms and laboratories for assembly and testing of detectors for both high energy physics and astrophysics experiments.

Meet at the north door of SiDet.

. . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM . .

NuMI Underground (MINOS, MINERvA and NOvA)

Travel 300 feet underground into the NuMI tunnel and check out the MINERvA, NOvA and MINOS near detectors. Learn about neutrino beams and long-baseline experiments.

Meet at the entrance to the MINOS service building. NOTE: Closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals are allowed!.

. . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM . .
Tour Description 5-June 12-June 19-June 26-June 10-July 17-July 24-July 31-July

New Muon Lab (NML)

Check out the latest advances in superconducting RF cavities that will be used to construct the next generation of linear accelerators at NML!

Meet at the South entrance to NML Building.

. . . . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

Muon g-2

Using a 50-foot-diameter superconducting muon storage ring, scientists will accelerate an intense beam of muons to determine the value of a property known as the g-2 of the muon.

Meet in Curia II, Wilson Hall for a brief talk and then tour the new MC-1 building

. . . . . . 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

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