* Steve Lord at the Aurora Beacon-News…
The Fermi National Accelerator broke ground Friday on a project that takes it into the future as one of the world’s premier particle physics laboratories.
The Proton Improvement Plan II, known as PIP-II, is a brand new leading-edge superconducting linear accelerator.
“It’s a new heart for Fermilab,” said Mike Weis, the Fermilab site office manager for the U.S. Department of Energy. “That’s really what we’re doing here.”
Weis was one of 19 speakers Friday at a groundbreaking for PIP-II which included a host of dignitaries, scientists and International representatives of participants in the project.
The governor was in attendance…
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