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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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<p>The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory site on Batavia's east side. The laboratory, called Fermilab for short, is known for having the second-highest energy proton-antiproton collider, or particle accelerator. The facility opened in 1967.</p>
<p>Batavia is home to the second highest number of Fermilab employees behind Aurora, according to the lab's Frequently Asked Questions web page. About 2,000 people work at Fermilab.</p> <p>Fermilab is the site of several educational and recreational programs open to the public. Events are held in the 16-story Wilson Hall and Ramsey Auditorium. Other parts of the 6,800-acre Fermilab campus open to the public include programs at the Lederman Science Education Center and a dog training area on the east side of the campus.</p>
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