From Fermilab: Groundbreaking for the Illinois Accelerator Research Center 

Fermilab continues to be a great source of strength in the U.S. Basic Research Community.

On December 16, 2011, Fermilab hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Illinois Accelerator Research Center. At the IARC, 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. A video of the ceremony is available.