Sayonara, Tevatron

Ars Technica– After three decades of work, the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab (a stone’s throw from my hometown) near Chicago will be shutting down for good this Friday. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN will take it from here.

That doesn’t mean Fermilab is packing it in. They’ve got plans to take the work there in a whole new direction- and it’s pretty wild.

As usual, the details of the particle physics in the story will make nonsense of what you think you know about the universe.

Photo by John Timmer

 

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