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Farewell to the Tevatron

The top U.S. particle collider, now eclipsed by a more powerful European machine, will be switched off September 30

Budget crunch could prematurely shutter Tevatron

It has been a rough 2011 for the physicists working on the Tevatron, the top particle collider in the U.S. and the second most powerful in the world after Europe's Large Hadron Collider...

February 21, 2011 — John Matson

Fermilab says: "Hey wait, we're in the Higgs hunt, too!"

It looks like the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may have some competition in its search for the much-anticipated Higgs boson, the source of mass.

Yesterday CERN, the European particle physics lab, announced that on September 10 it would begin shooting protons around the full 27 kilometers (17 miles) of the circular LHC—the most powerful particle accelerator ever built—building up to collisions with a second, opposing beam in subsequent months...

August 8, 2008 — JR Minkel

In praise of the Tevatron

Tomorrow, the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab will shut down. The end will be no song and dance: the accelerator operators will simply stop putting new protons and antiprotons into the machine...

September 29, 2011 — Kelly Oakes
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