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Stories by Leon M. Lederman

The Tevatron

Because it produces antiprotons, accelerates them in a ring using superconducting magnets and smashes them into protons, it is now the world's most powerful source of data on elementary particles...

March 1, 1991 — Leon M. Lederman

The Value of Fundamental Science

Its cost to the taxpayer is only about 5 percent of the cost of applied research and development. Yet it contributes deeply to technology, the education of scientists and the general enrichment of our culture...

November 1, 1984 — Leon M. Lederman

The Upsilon Particle

Its unexpected discovery as the heaviest particle has prompted physicists to introduce a massive new quark, raising the number of these unobserved elementary subparticles from four to five...

October 1, 1978 — Leon M. Lederman

The Two-Neutrino Experiment

An account of the heroic experiment, involving a 30-billion-volt accelerator, a 10-ton spark chamber and 45 feet of armor plate, that demonstrated that there is not one kind of neutrino but two...

March 1, 1963 — Leon M. Lederman
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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited