Video: Inter-American science

This video, featuring DUNE collaborator Carlos Escobar, was produced at Fermilab.

Fermilab’s first Latin American scientists came to the lab in 1983, when four researchers from Brazil traveled across the equator to work on experiment E691. Carlos Escobar was one of them. It was the beginning of a collaboration spurred by a bold proposition by Director Leon Lederman.

Leon Lederman, Fermilab’s second director, was a passionate advocate for scientific collaboration between the Americas.

“Western hemisphere collaboration in high-energy physics,” he wrote, “would not only advance science and technology, but would also promote more equitable globalization.”