NNN12 Location


The 2012 workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors will be hosted, on site, by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL, USA.
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Fermilab policy prohibits smoking inside all buildings, or within 15 feet of any entranceway.


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is the largest National Physics Lab in the United States, and the flag ship of the US High Energy Physics program. It is located about 40 miles west of Chicago, IL, bordered by 5 cities; Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Warrenville, and West Chicago.

The lab consists of 6,800 acres (27.519km² or 10.625 miles²) of woodlands, grasslands, and award-winning wetlands and prairie restoration. A standing herd of American bison symbolizes Fermilab's presence at the frontiers of particle physics--and the connection to our prairie frontier heritage. Visitors to the lab can also spot deer darting from the woods, flocks of Canada geese nestling on ponds or filling the skies, and all manner of birds and wildlife.

Of the 16 fundamental subatomic particles that are known so far, three have been discovered at Fermilab: the bottom quark (1977), the top quark (1995) and the tau neutrino (2000).


O'Hare International Airport handles more passengers than any other airport in the world. For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal. A foreign currency exchange is located on the lower level of the International Terminal. O'Hare is located about 36 miles (55 minutes) from Fermilab.

Midway Airport is located at 5700 Cicero Avenue, 43 miles (about 1 hour) from Fermilab. The one-building airport is divided into three terminals, A, B and C. The main lobby at the airport’s center entrance is where the information booth and all vehicle pick-up services are available.

Transportation from both airports to Fermilab is available by taxi/limo, (see items below for more details) 43 O'Hare, 51 Midway

Driving Directions

Fermilab's main entrance is located at the intersection of Kirk Road and Pine Street in Batavia, Illinois, about 45 miles West from Chicago. No matter which direction you're driving from (N,S,E,W), eventually take I-88, the east-west toll way, toward Aurora (toll road) to the North Farnsworth exit. Turn north onto Farnsworth. Farnsworth becomes Kirk Road. Follow Kirk Road, 2.9 miles, to Pine Street. Turn right on Pine Street, the Main Entrance to Fermilab. Follow the road, stopping to present identification to the security checkpoint. Registration will be at Wilson Hall, the High Rise, the tallest building in the prairie.

How to Enter Fermilab

First time visitors to the lab should enter through the Pine street entrance. All entering vehicles must stop at the security checkpoint and present a photo ID, such as a passport or US Driver's License. National Lab IDs are also acceptable.

Visa Information

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Room & Board

For more information about visiting Fermilab, including a list of nearby hotels, see the Accommodations page.

Event News

Poster & Talk Submission has been extended!
Online Registration is now Closed, but can be done in person upon arrival.
  • Poster & Talk Submission Deadline: Sept 28, 2012
  • Registration Deadline: Sept 26, 2012
  • International LBNE Symposium: Oct 3, 2012
  • Workshop Dates are Oct 4 - 6, 2012
  • CPM2012: Oct 11 - 13, 2012


  • Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors
  • October 4-6
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  • The 2012 international workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors will be hosted by Fermilab, in Batavia, IL, USA. NNN12 is the 13th annual workshop in a rotating series to gather scientists from around the world to discuss future detectors for research on neutrino physics and nucleon decays.
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