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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is celebrating 50 years. Fermilab was established near Batavia, Ill. in 1967 and is a Department of Energy national laboratory dedicated to particle physics research.

Fermilab's Wilson Hall being constructed.
Fermilab's Wilson Hall being constructed.
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Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize winner.
Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize winner.
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Wilson Hall is reflected in a pond at the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory campus in Batavia.
  Wilson Hall is reflected in a pond at the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory campus in Batavia.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
This aerial view shows the signature Wilson Hall on the campus of Fermi National Accelertor Labaratory in Batavia.  On Thursday, the laboratory is marking its 50th anniversary.
This aerial view shows the signature Wilson Hall on the campus of Fermi National Accelertor Labaratory in Batavia. On Thursday, the laboratory is marking its 50th anniversary.
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Fermilab's Main Ring in 1981.
Fermilab's Main Ring in 1981.
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A long row of power poles on the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory (Fermilab) campus in Batavia. They were designed by the lab's first director, Robert Wilson, to resemble the symbol for pi.
  A long row of power poles on the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory (Fermilab) campus in Batavia. They were designed by the lab's first director, Robert Wilson, to resemble the symbol for pi.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A sign announcing it's 50th anniversary is posted near a prairie on the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory campus in Batavia.
  A sign announcing it's 50th anniversary is posted near a prairie on the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory campus in Batavia.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A bicyclist stops near Wilson Hall at the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory in Batavia.
  A bicyclist stops near Wilson Hall at the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory in Batavia.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A Forster's Tern turns his head upside down as he shakes water off after diving into a pond near Wilson Hall on the Fermi Lab campus in Batavia.
  A Forster's Tern turns his head upside down as he shakes water off after diving into a pond near Wilson Hall on the Fermi Lab campus in Batavia.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize winner.
Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize winner.
Daily Herald file
Double-Crested Cormorants perch over one of the ponds near Wilson Hall at Fermilab in Batavia. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "The Double-Crested Cormorant is the most numerous and widespread North American cormorant. It's also the only one that occurs in large numbers inland as well as on the coast. Growing in numbers throughout its range, this cormorant is increasingly being blamed for declines in sport fisheries and for devastating fish farms." They range in size from 28-35 inches with a wingspan of 45-48 inches.
Double-Crested Cormorants perch over one of the ponds near Wilson Hall at Fermilab in Batavia. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "The Double-Crested Cormorant is the most numerous and widespread North American cormorant. It's also the only one that occurs in large numbers inland as well as on the coast. Growing in numbers throughout its range, this cormorant is increasingly being blamed for declines in sport fisheries and for devastating fish farms." They range in size from 28-35 inches with a wingspan of 45-48 inches.
Daily Herald file
The Tractricious sculpture, designed by Fermilab founding director Robert Wilson, sits in front of the Industrial Complex at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. It is comprised of 16 stainless steel outer tubes that were made from scrap cryostat tubes from the Tevatron magnets and 16 inner pipes from old well casings.
  The Tractricious sculpture, designed by Fermilab founding director Robert Wilson, sits in front of the Industrial Complex at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. It is comprised of 16 stainless steel outer tubes that were made from scrap cryostat tubes from the Tevatron magnets and 16 inner pipes from old well casings.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Wilson Hall, under construction in 1973.
Wilson Hall, under construction in 1973.
Photo courtesy of Fermilab
Fermilab's first director, Robert Wilson, at the ground-breaking ceremony in 1969 for the Main Ring.
Fermilab's first director, Robert Wilson, at the ground-breaking ceremony in 1969 for the Main Ring.
Photo courtesy of Fermilab
The Fermilab's original magnets in the Main Ring, when it was being built in 1970.
The Fermilab's original magnets in the Main Ring, when it was being built in 1970.
Photo courtesy of Fermilab
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