The Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) is a new accelerator research facility being built at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
At the Illinois Accelerator Research Center, scientists and engineers from Fermilab, Argonne and Illinois universities will work side by side with industrial partners to research and develop breakthroughs in accelerator science and translate them into applications for the nation's health, wealth and security.
Located on the Fermilab campus this 83,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will house offices, technical and educational space to study cutting-edge accelerator technologies. In addition to attracting new private industry partners that will create new high-tech jobs, the center will also collaborate with local universities to serve as a training facility for a new generation of scientists, engineers and technical staff in accelerator technology. These partnerships will make critical contributions to the technological and economic health of Illinois and place the state in a position to become the world leader in accelerator research, development and industrialization.
Funding for the Illinois Accelerator Research Center comes from a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Energy.
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