Even as the last protons spin through the most successful particle accelerator in history, physicists hope to conjure one final triumph
Notable events from the 32-year history of Fermilab's Tevatron, which reigned as the world's most powerful collider for years
The storied Tevatron particle collider, the most powerful machine of its kind in the U.S. and for many years in the world, will smash its final protons and antiprotons Friday.The collider, which came online in 1983, accelerates particles to near light speed on a six-kilometer racetrack before steering them into head-on collisions...
The Discovery of the Top Quark [From the Archive]
Finding the sixth quark involved the world's most energetic collisions and a cast of thousands
"You're the Top..." [From the Archive]
Fermilab finds the top quark—sort of
Opposite Spins: The LHC Accelerates Higgs Search as the U.S. Shutters Its Tevatron
Europe's Large Hadron Collider is extending its unprecedented experimental run as the U.S. prepares for a disappointing shutdown of its marquee collider
Fermilab Finds New Mechanism for Matter's Dominance over Antimatter
An analysis of Tevatron data shows an asymmetry in the way particles known as neutral B mesons decay
Inside the Tevatron; the Human-Computer Interface; DNA Computing.
In this episode, Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his trip inside the Tevatron, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the future of the Tevatron, specifically for neutrino research...
The Collider Calamity
Evidence Mounts for New Physics via the Tevatron Particle Collider
A group of physicists working with data from a particle detector at the Tevatron collider announced last month that they had found something they could not explain.
Fermilab Provides More Constraints on the Elusive Higgs Boson
The hunt for the long-sought-after particle continues in the U.S. as the Large Hadron Collider in Europe lies dormant
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...
Matter-Antimatter Split Hints at Physics Breakdown
What's the matter with antimatter? New data may hold the answer.
U.S. Collider Offers Physicists a Glimpse of a Possible New Particle
The soon-to-be-retired Tevatron collider has uncovered an unexplained signal that could be a previously unknown particle
Fiasco at Fermilab
Last-minute budget cuts stun U.S. physicists
Alone at the Top
Closer to god: fermilab makes solo top quarks
Future of Top U.S. Particle Physics Lab in Jeopardy
Congress's budget cut decelerates U.S. high-energy physics research
Fermilab says: "Hey wait, we're in the Higgs hunt, too!"
What Happens to Particle Accelerators After They Are Shut Down?
Radioactivity limits the potential for recycling, except for one infamous particle smasher that never saw the light of day