Particle Accelerator day

(Via Cosmic Variance) Yesterday, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, declared Particle Accelerator Day, in Illinois, in recognition of the state’s federal laboratories (Fermilab and Argonne) as world leaders in accelerator technology. I wonder what other wierd days have been declared in Illinios.

Since the UofC helps to manage Fermilab and Argonne, I was hoping that someone would organize a tour of the facilities and I would get a chance to visit before I graduate. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen. On the other hand, after missing many chances, I am finally going to go to visit the Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin tonight. The weather is nice for viewing the night sky, and it should be fun.

2 Responses to “Particle Accelerator day”

  1. Dean W. Armstrong Says:

    Hope you enjoyed yourself! If you are looking for tours of Fermilab or Argonne, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) occasionally sets up tours every once in a while. Join their mailing list to find out.

  2. Sameer Says:

    Thanks for the info Dean. I will see if they have anything lined up this quarter. Yerkes was great fun. I wish I had gone more often in the last few years. Oh well!!

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