A Chance to Honor the IUCF Legacy
The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) had a major impact on the international nuclear physics research landscape of its day, the advancement of proton radiotherapy, and the research reputation of the University and its Physics Department, while training scores of graduate and undergraduate students from IU and many other universities. Working together, the staff, scientists and users created a dynamic national user facility, operating from 1976 to 2010, attracting researchers from around the world.
In conjunction with IU’s bicentennial celebrations, we plan to commemorate IUCF’s important historical impact and the technical innovation of its design with a monument to be located near the entrance to the former IUCF building (now Multidisciplinary Engineering and Sciences Hall and the location of CEEM—the Center for the Exploration of Energy and Matter). While the facility was stripped of most of its accelerators and experimental equipment when scientific and medical use ceased in 2014, some of us intervened to save the spare IUCF injector cyclotron magnet from destruction. Our plan to install the magnet as a sculpture/scientific artifact with a commemorative plaque has been approved by IU.
We are now soliciting funds to support expenditures related to the installation and maintenance of an IUCF Magnet as a commemorative monument at the Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter on the Bloomington campus.