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A US-based particle collider will benefit from UK-built technology

18 Mar 2019, 10:11 UTC
A US-based particle collider will benefit from UK-built technology
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This new complex of buildings, located near Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, will host the 200-metre (700-feet)-long PIP-II particle accelerator, the new heart of the Fermilab accelerator complex. Image credit: Fermilab
A major new physics facility near Chicago, United States, is expected to have United Kingdom technology at its heart, and lead to significant spin-off opportunities for UK companies.
The new PIP-II particle accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) will power the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which aims to address key questions about the origins and structure of the universe. The UK has committed £65 million ($86 million) investment to help build and operate DUNE, PIP-II and technology for the neutrino beam.
British Consul-General for Chicago, John Saville, represented the UK Government at the PIP-II ground-breaking event at Fermilab today, which was also attended by members of the US Congress and Government.
Mr Saville says, “The UK is proud to be a strategic partner in PIP-II through our provision of key accelerator components. The scale of PIP-II reflects the scale of our commitment to promoting scientific discovery and the benefits of innovation that flow from this. We are excited to work with our US and global partners ...

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