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 Tevatron. Credit: Fermilab 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.
Finding the sixth quark involved the world's most energetic collisions and a cast of thousands
Fermilab finds the top quark—sort of
Europe's Large Hadron Collider is extending its unprecedented experimental run as the U.S. prepares for a disappointing shutdown of its marquee collider
An analysis of Tevatron data shows an asymmetry in the way particles known as neutral B mesons decay
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. Scientific American senior writer Wayt Gibbs reports on the recent CHI2006 conference. CHI is for computer human interface, and the conference is the largest annual meeting of computer scientists who study and invent the ways that humans and computers talk to each other. Wayt interviewed Ed Cutrell, from Microsoft Research's Adaptive Systems Interaction Group, and reviews some of the subjects he came across at the meeting. Finally, computer scientist and chemist Ehud Shapiro talks about DNA computers and his article on the subject in the May issue of Scientific American. Plus, test your knowledge about some recent science in the news.
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.
The hunt for the long-sought-after particle continues in the U.S. as the Large Hadron Collider in Europe lies dormant
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.
What's the matter with antimatter? New data may hold the answer.
The soon-to-be-retired Tevatron collider has uncovered an unexplained signal that could be a previously unknown particle
Last-minute budget cuts stun U.S. physicists
Closer to god: fermilab makes solo top quarks
Congress's budget cut decelerates U.S. high-energy physics research
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.
Radioactivity limits the potential for recycling, except for one infamous particle smasher that never saw the light of day